Friday 24 February 2017

Abortion case explainer - what happens now?

Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

The woman was between 23 and 25 weeks pregnant when the baby was delivered last week. (Picture posed by model)
The woman was between 23 and 25 weeks pregnant when the baby was delivered last week. (Picture posed by model)

Reproductive rights organisation AIMS has described the latest abortion controversy as “the most recent appalling ordeal” that a pregnant women in Ireland has had to endure.

Since it was drafted, the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill has come under much criticism with “massive flaws” being highlighted by a number of advocacy groups.

Now, there are calls for a repeal of the 8th amendment and Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said she would welcome a referendum on the argument.

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