Abortion vote moves step closer as cabinet prepares policy paper
Jennifer Bray, Ireland Deputy Political Editor
February 19 2018
Plans for a referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment will be set in motion by the Irish government at a cabinet meeting tomorrow.
Simon Harris, the health minister, will bring a memo forward containing the heads of a new bill to provide the legislative grounds for a vote in late May or early June.
It is expected that the full bill will be published early next month and that the government will publish a policy paper at the same time that will detail the laws it intends to bring in if the ban on abortion is repealed.