Predicted landslide in favour of liberalising law in Ireland likely to put restrictive laws across border into spotlight

The predicted landslide in favour of liberalising Ireland’s abortion regime, assuming it is borne out in the referendum results, will put pressure on politicians in Northern Ireland to review its highly restrictive laws.

If repeal of the eighth amendment is confirmed and followed by legislation to permit abortion on request up to the 12th week of pregnancy, Northern Ireland will be the only place in the UK and Ireland – and most of Europe – where terminations are outlawed bar in the most exceptional circumstances.

Continue reading…

Read More Abortion referendum likely to put pressure on Northern Ireland politicians

Facebook Comments