Ireland’s abortion laws explained: What the law says and what it means for Irish women

November 7, 2016
By Erica Doyle Higgins

The abortion debate continues to gather pace in Ireland, with many calling for a third referendum to repeal the eight amendment of Bunreacht na Éireann – the Irish Constitution.

The eighth amendment, supported by the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013, prevents women procuring abortions within the state of Ireland, often forcing women to travel to England to terminate a pregnancy.

Here, we explains what the abortion laws in Ireland and Northern Ireland say and what it means for Irish women.

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Source: Irish Post