Citizens’ Assembly leans towards change in Ireland’s abortion laws

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After two-day session, assembly sets aside extra weekend to discuss Eighth Amendment

Sun, Jan 8, 2017, 16:25 Updated: Sun, Jan 8, 2017, 18:12
by Ruadhán Mac Cormaic, Irish Times

A strong view in favour of repealing or amending the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution began to emerge at the Citizens’ Assembly on Sunday.

In a closing session after two days of discussion on article 40.3.3, which bans abortion in the State in all but very limited circumstances, the assembly heard that opinion among the 99 citizen members is trending clearly against the status quo.

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Source: Irish Times