Abortion reform will not be in place until next year, Varadkar says

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Abortion reform will not be in place until next year, Varadkar says
Taoiseach warns that clinical guidelines will need to be drawn up as well as legislation

May 29, 2018
Michael O'Regan, Maire O'Halloran

It will be January of next year before full effect is given to the will of the people as expressed in the abortion referendum, the Taoiseach has said.

Leo Varadkar said it was not just a matter of legislating for the issue in the Dáil and Seanad, but that clinical guidelines would have to be drawn up as well.

“It will be necessary to regulate and license new medicines.”

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