Ireland – Government opposes disability amendments in abortion Bill

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Government opposes disability amendments in abortion Bill
‘Disability is not a ground for abortion under the draft law and will not become one’

Sun, Jun 3, 2018
Pat Leahy

The Government will not accept amendments to the forthcoming abortion legislation which seek to stipulate that disability is prohibited as a ground for abortion.

Senior Government figures insist that disability is “absolutely” not a ground for terminations in the draft proposals, and attempts to alter the legislation published before the referendum will be resisted.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/abortion-referendum/government-opposes-disability-amendments-in-abortion-bill-1.3518356