Ireland: Citizens’ Assembly deluged with abortion submissions

Another 3,200 online submissions on Eighth Amendment received in final 24 hours
Fri, Dec 16, 2016, Irish Times
by Pat Leahy

The Citizens’ Assembly was swamped with submissions on the issue of abortion in the hours before a deadline for submissions passed on Friday.

The assembly sought submissions from interested parties on the future of the eighth amendment, the constitutional provision that underpins Ireland’s strict abortion laws.

Before Friday, the assembly’s offices had received some 4,500 submissions via post and online. However, in the final 24 hours a further 3,200 online submissions arrived along with a large number of further postal submissions.

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Source: Irish Times