Ireland: Citizens’ Assembly to vote on abortion laws recommendation

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Citizens’ Assembly to vote on abortion laws recommendation

Body will meet for final time to consider future of Eighth Amendment this weekend

April 18, 2017
Pat Leahy

The Citizens’ Assembly is due to vote this weekend on whether to recommend any change to the State’s abortion laws.

The 100-strong body will meet for the final time to consider the future of the Eighth Amendment, which was inserted into the Constitution in 1983 and guarantees to protect the equal right to life of the mother and the unborn.

In a statement to The Irish Times on Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the assembly said the weekend’s programme “will be focused exclusively on reaching these recommendations primarily by ballot paper voting.

Continued at source: Irish Times: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/citizens-assembly-to-vote-on-abortion-laws-recommendation-1.3053200