Ireland: Warning of misinformation in referendum on proposed repeal of abortion ban

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Warning of misinformation in referendum on proposed repeal of abortion ban
The committee also called for all pregnant woman to be given access to scans between the 18th and 22nd week of the pregnancy

December 20 2017

The chairman of a cross-party committee which called for the constitutional ban on abortion to be repealed has warned about misinformation and opportunism in the referendum debate.

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment found Article 40.3.3, which gives the mother and unborn child equal right to life, is not fit for purpose.

Senator Catherine Noone said the referendum on the proposed repeal, expected in May next year, would lead to an open season for campaigners.

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