Ireland: Bill to reduce abortion prison sentence to €1 fine to be brought before Dáil

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Bill to reduce abortion prison sentence to €1 fine to be brought before Dáil

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Bill to reduce the 14 year prison sentence for women who have abortions down to a €1 fine is to be brought before the Dáil, writes Elaine Loughlin, Irish Examiner Political Reporter.

People Before Profit have launched the bill in a bid to address a law which they claim is "utterly draconian and barbaric".

The group had tried to introduce a Bill which would have totally decriminalised abortions in Ireland, but were prevented from doing so as it was deemed unconstitutional.

Continued at source: Irish Examiner: http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/bill-to-reduce-abortion-prison-sentence-to-1-fine-to-be-brought-before-dail-778168.html