Column: Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act comes into effect in Ireland

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, 2013 — permitting abortion where the mother’s life is at risk — comes into effect in Ireland today, 1 January 2014.  The proposed legislation was debated in the Irish parliament in July 2013. On the morning after an all-night sitting of the parliament, conference co-organiser Ciara Meehan discussed the historical context of the abortion debate on state broadcaster RTÉ’s Morning Ireland programme. Listen back to the interview below.

 

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