Ireland: Abortion: Taoiseach defends 12-week plan amid Cabinet split

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Abortion: Taoiseach defends 12-week plan amid Cabinet split
Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health Simon Harris and nine other Ministers support the 12-week proposal

Feb 6, 2018
Sarah Bardon

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the Government’s proposals to legislate for abortions up to 12 weeks in light of criticism of the measures by Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

Mr Coveney has outlined his difficulties in legislating for unrestricted access to terminations in the first trimester of pregnancy.

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