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A woman’s right to a termination if her life is at risk

It’s done. Shortly after midnight the Dáil passed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.

The Government has passed legislation for the first time allowing for abortion in limited circumstances.

Shortly after midnight, TDs voted by 127 to 31 in favour of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.

The landmark legislation enshrines a woman’s right to a termination if her life is at risk, including from suicide.

It’s about stinking time, and it’s also obviously very inadequate, but it’s something.

 

Comments

  1. tuibguy says

    It’s a start. A crumbling brick in a horrible dike. May it open the floodgates to a rapidly secularizing Ireland.

  2. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    Good to hear.

    It is something. A good start. Albeit so overdue already.

  3. says

    Agreed Matt. I was tempted to put it in the article myself but $2.50 isn’t magnificent value with Pendles, Sidebottom etc. lurking. Still reckon Swanny will do enough

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