Ireland: Campaigners in abortion debate reject idea of replacing Eighth Amendment

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Campaigners in abortion debate reject idea of replacing Eighth Amendment
Poll showed 38% support for constitutional change allowing greater access to abortion

Fri, Mar 3, 2017
Pat Leahy

Pro-choice and anti-abortion campaigners had a similar reaction to one of the findings of Thursday’s Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll on abortion, both sides rejecting the idea of replacing the Eighth Amendment with another, less restrictive article on abortion in the Constitution.

The poll found that 38 per cent of respondents favoured replacing the Eighth Amendment, which underpins Ireland’s strict ban on abortion, with another constitutional amendment that would allow greater access to abortion.

Continued at source: Irish Times: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/campaigners-in-abortion-debate-reject-idea-of-replacing-eighth-amendment-1.2997300