Ireland: Legislating for abortion in rape cases is very difficult

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Legislating for abortion in rape cases is very difficult
Politicians who oppose the 12 weeks proposal must outline a realistic alternative

Feb 2, 2018
Noel Whelan

We need to talk about abortion and rape. Neither of these are comfortable subjects, but they are part of the real-life context in which the current debate about repeal of the Eighth Amendment takes place.

A whole series of published and unpublished opinion research conducted over the last two years shows that an overwhelming majority of the electorate strongly support the availability of abortion in Ireland for women who become pregnant as a result of rape or other criminal offences.

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