Leah Desmond: Irish women and access to abortion

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Leah Desmond: Irish women and access to abortion
May 8, 2017

Recently The Citizen’s Assembly voted in favour of all women in the Republic of Ireland being able to access a legal abortion. This was monumental and an outcome that was unexpected.

The Citizen’s Assembly is a public forum made up of 99 members of the public who are chosen at random, and intended to be a broad representation of the Irish public. It was set up by the Irish government to help advise it on constitutional issues. The Citizen’s Assembly voted 64% to 36% in favour of introducing access to termination without restriction as to circumstance.

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