Simon Coveney changes abortion stance to back 12-week termination model
The Tanaiste said he backs the proposal with strict medical protocols.
By David Young, Press Association
March 26 2018
Ireland’s deputy premier has changed his stance on potential new abortion laws for the country by backing terminations up to 12 weeks into pregnancy.
The Government intends to table legislation that would permit women to abort within 12 weeks if citizens vote to repeal Ireland’s strict constitutional position on abortions in this summer’s anticipated referendum.