Ireland: Citizen’s Assembly recommends abortion law reform

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BREAKING NEWS from Ireland:
Citizen's Assembly recommends abortion law reform
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25 April 2017

IRELAND

Citizens’ Assembly votes for constitutional change and yes to 13 possible grounds for abortion by a large majority

The remit of the Citizens’ Assembly in Ireland, which began meeting in October 2016, was to consider the views of the country on the future of the 8th amendment to the Irish Constitution, which gives an equal right to life to an embryo/fetus as to the woman carrying it. Since then, they have reviewed 13,500 submissions from an enormous number of groups and individuals with views on all sides of the question. There has also been a major campaign by the national abortion rights coalition, Repeal the 8th, and all its member groups and other supporters which has been very visible, garnering enormous support.

Continued at source: International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion: http://mailchi.mp/safeabortionwomensright/breaking-news-from-ireland-citizens-assembly-recommends-abortion-law-reform-feature-why-would-any-country-put-abortion-in-the-constitution?e=3fa4c971b0