Saturday, 17 February, 2018


Irish abortion plan 'may be step too far'

Bennie Garza | 12 January, 2018, 22:51

In December, the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment recommended that unrestricted access to abortion should be made legally available for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Health Minister Simon Harris will present his plans for a referendum and the new laws that could come in if the vote is passed.

"It certainly went further than I would have anticipated a year or two ago", he said.

"It is I know very much a private and personal matter and there is a diversity of views on this question in the Cabinet, in the Oireachtas, in every political party and I think in nearly every family and household", Varadkar added.

He also said that having read the committee's report he understands the logic behind posing that question to voters given the widespread availability of abortion pills.

The cabinet will make a decision before the end of the month on this issue and Mr Varadkar said it was the Irish government's intention to hold a referendum by the summer.

Minister Harris, who supports the Committee's recommendations, said that there is very little time to organise a pre-summer referendum.

He was speaking at a cabinet meeting yesterday evening about the upcoming referendum on the eighth amendment.

The Taoiseach confirmed before Christmas that all Fine Gael Oireachtas members will have a free vote on any referendum proposal when it goes before the Dáil and Seanad.

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