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Thursday 17 August 2017

Abortion ruling to be examined

THE Government has set up an expert group to examine a landmark abortion ruling from the European Court of Human Rights.

Two years ago, the Strasbourg Court ruled that there was no automatic right for women to have an abortion in a case brought by three women -- A, B and C -- who had travelled to Britain to terminate their pregancies.

The group will be chaired by High Court judge Mr Justice Sean Ryan, who previously chaired the landmark Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, formerly the Laffoy Commission.

Irish Independent

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