Wavering pro-life TDs hold balance in vote to allow free abortion for all
Ellen Coyne, Senior Ireland Reporter
December 2 2017
Politicians could decide that abortion should be completely decriminalised in Ireland in a vote this month.
The move would mean that an unapproved abortion would no longer be a criminal offence and that the procedure would be covered by the same regulations as other medical procedures. It is understood that there is growing support for decriminalisaiton among Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.
At least two TDs who described themselves as “pro-life” have now decided to fully support decriminalisation and free access to the procedure.