Ireland: 1861-2017: the divisive history of abortion

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1861-2017: the divisive history of abortion

December 14 2017

1861: Abortion is made a criminal offence in Ireland under the Offences Against the Person Act.

1983: Referendum on the Eighth Amendment is passed by a two-to-one margin. The resulting Article 40.3.3 in the Constitution guarantees equal status to the lives of a mother and unborn child.

1991: Ireland signs the EU Maastricht Treaty, but gets guarantee its abortion law will not be affected.

Continued at source: https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/18612017-the-divisive-history-of-abortion-36407136.html