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'Name altered to reference unborn'

The Government's decision to change the title of the abortion legislation was put down to ministers wanting the name of the law to take account of the unborn.

The Cabinet decided to alter the title of the bill from the Protection of Maternal Life Bill 2013 to the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013. "'Protection of Maternal Life' didn't take account of the unborn," a government source said.

Irish Independent