Ireland: No ‘test’ for rape victims under new abortion law

No ‘test’ for rape victims under new abortion law
Ellen Coyne, Senior Ireland Reporter

November 20 2017

Rape victims would be able to access abortions through a “health-led” rather than a criminal justice process if the Eighth Amendment were repealed.

Legislation being drafted by the Department of Health and the office of the attorney-general would not require women to prove that a crime had taken place before she could access a termination. The Times understands that abortions in cases of sexual crime would be a matter for “the woman and her doctor”, and there would be no obligation on the woman to report the crime to the authorities afterwards.

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