Abortion Q&A: Everything you need to know from service availability to conscientious objection
Monday, December 03, 2018
By Catherine Shanahan, Health Correspondent
Health correspondent Catherine Shanahan answers all the pressing questions concerning the abortion legislation
Q: When will abortion be legally available in Ireland?
A: In theory, from January 1, 2019. The new law will provide for a termination where there a risk to the life or serious harm to the health of a pregnant woman; where there is a fatal foetal abnormality; or where the pregnancy has not gone beyond 12 weeks.