Government set to accept abortion committee’s recommendations
Taoiseach advises against straying too far from proposals to repeal Eighth Amendment
Jan 16, 2018
Sarah Bardon, Pat Leahy, Fiach Kelly
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has signalled for the first time that the Government will accept the recommendations of the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment.
This means that legislation will be prepared to allow for abortion on request up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy. The proposed legislation will be brought before the Dáil if a referendum on liberalising Ireland’s abortion laws is passed this summer.