Government will seek to ban late-term abortions
Initiative to take effect if the Eighth Amendment removed from Constitution
Mar 26, 2018
The Government will aim to prohibit late-term abortions except in the case of fatal foetal abnormalities, if the Eighth Amendment is removed from the Constitution.
Abortions which take place on the grounds of a threat to the life or health of the woman would not be permitted beyond viability, usually around the 23rd-24th week of pregnancy.