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Irish abortion law: Citizens' Assembly recommends unrestricted access to terminations


Irish abortion law: Citizens' Assembly recommends unrestricted access to terminations
BBC News

A public forum that advises the Irish government on constitutional issues has voted to recommend the introduction of unrestricted access to abortion.The Republic of Ireland currently has strict abortion laws, which only allow a pregnancy to be terminated if there is a serious risk to a woman's life.The Citizens' Assembly voted 64% to 36% in favour of having no restrictions.Anti-abortion groups have condemned the result of the vote, but any change to the law would require a referendum.'Equal right to life'The Citizens' Assembly was set up by the Oireachtas (Irish Houses of Parliament) to advise elected representatives on a number of ethical and political dilemmas facing the Irish people.These include abortion, climate change and how the Republic of Ireland deals with the challenge of providing for its aging population.

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