Eighth Amendment has created ‘legal paralysis,’ Lawyers for Yes says

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Eighth Amendment has created ‘legal paralysis,’ Lawyers for Yes says
12 week access to abortion is ‘far from liberal’ and is in fact ‘highly restrictive’

April 30, 2018
Sorcha Pollak

The Eighth Amendment of the Constitution has created “absolute legal paralysis in dealing with crisis pregnancies” and must be repealed if women in Ireland are to receive “appropriate” and “compassionate” healthcare, lawyers calling for a Yes vote have said.

Speaking at the ‘Lawyers for Yes’ press conference on Monday, Gráinne Gilmore BL said the eighth amendment had proven itself to be “a failed legal experiment” and “an outlier among constitutions of the world”.

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