Ireland: Citizens’ Assembly calls for submissions on Eighth Amendment

Members of the public invited to make submissions by December 16th

Oct 28, 2016, Irish Times
Rachel Flaherty

The Citizens’ Assembly is calling for submissions from the public on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, a law that places the life of the unborn on an equal footing to that of the mother.

The assembly is a body made up of chairperson Ms Justice Mary Laffoy and 99 citizens who have been selected randomly to examine a number of issues.

The Eight Amendment of the Constitution is the first topic up for consideration and will be discussed at the next meeting of the assembly on November 26th. The closing date for submissions is December 16th.

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Source: Irish Times