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Irelandlower house approves bill allowing elective abortion

Source: Jurist

December 06, 2018

Ireland’s lower house of parliament, the Dáil Éireann, on Wednesday approved a bill legalizing abortion services.

The bill, titled the Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy, allows the elective termination of pregnancies before 12 weeks. Patients who elect for abortion services within their first 12 weeks of pregnancy, must receive two examinations from separate physicians certifying the procedure.

The bill also allows for abortions in medical emergencies or when medically necessary. This bill repeals the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 that only permitted termination if there was serious risk to the life or health of the mother.

The passage of the bill is another step in Ireland’s health reform on abortion. Despite passing a constitutional amendment repealing the country’s ban on abortion in September, previous legislation that governed abortion remained applicable. This bill repeals such preceding legislation and will serve as the primary act regulating abortion.

The Dáil passed the bill 90-15, with minor changes. One change includes review of the legislation after three years rather than the originally proposed five years.

The bill now moves to the Seanad Éireann, Ireland’s upper legislative house, where it is scheduled to be debated Thursday.

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irlandaIreland repeals abortion ban following referendum

Fuente: Jurist.org

19.09.18

Ireland enacted [Bill history] the 36th Amendment of the Constitution [text, PDF] on Tuesday, repealing the country’s ban on abortions follwoing a May referendum. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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2989570020_f520940a3f_zEurope rights court rejects Ireland’s request to revise torture judgment            

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March 21, 2018

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights(ECHR) [official website] on Tuesday rejected[judgment] a request [press release] made by Ireland to find that the “Hooded Men” previously detained by the UK had suffered torture. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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irlandaIreland Supreme Court rules on rights of unborn children         

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March 07, 2018

 

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Ireland [website] ruled [judgment] Wednesday that unborn children are not offered additional protections apart from the right to life in the Eighth Amendment [text] to the Constitution of Ireland. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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irlandaIreland Supreme Court strikes down ban on asylum seekers working

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February 09, 2018

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Ireland [official website] formally ruled in a unanimous decision on Friday that the complete employment ban [statute] on asylum seekers was unconstitutional. Leer el resto de esta entrada »