Monday 23 January 2017

Forget Brooks, abortion laws make us a global laughing stock

Published 16/07/2014 | 02:30

Justice Minster Frances Fitzgerald
Justice Minster Frances Fitzgerald

THE government yesterday admitted our restrictive abortion regime is grossly discriminatory, but refused to countenance any change to the law.

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Addressing the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva, a government delegation was forced to explain our long-standing practice of exporting women for abortion.

According to the committee, our law is in breach of the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) which Ireland has ratified and has therefore agreed to be bound by.

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