Abortion for Ireland today?

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    Twenty years after the Supreme Court delivered its judgment in the X case, a government has finally grasped the nettle and decided on a scheme that will give effect to the ruling.

    The Cabinet decided yesterday on a combination of legislation and regulations to provide clarity on when a termination of a pregnancy is permissible. The scheme will allow abortions to be carried out only in accordance with the X case judgment: that is, where there is a real and substantial risk to the life of the mother, as distinct from to her health.
    Abortion nettle grasped at last but pain may lie ahead - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 19, 2012

    Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has said he is a bit taken aback by the vigour of the language used by the bishops in a joint statement regarding legislating for abortion.

    He was reacting to comments by Bishop of Kilmore Leo O'Reilly that the Government's decision to introduce legislation and regulations on the abortion issue is the "first step on the road to a culture of death".

    Rabbitte taken aback by 'vigour' of bishop warning - RTÉ News

    (Newser) – Ireland is taking a fresh look at its abortion laws after the death of a woman denied a potentially life-saving abortion. The government has pledged to bring in a law that will allow women to have an abortion if their lives are in danger, including, controversially, from their own threats to commit suicide, the AP reports. Abortions to save the mother's life are already technically legal in Ireland under a court ruling, but there are no clear guidelines in place, leaving doctors wary of performing abortions even when necessary. Ireland to OK Abortion to Save Mom's Life - Church attacks proposed abortion bill
     
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    Bishop of Kilmore Leo O'Reilly this morning said he was concerned the Government’s plan would pave the way for a “liberal” abortion culture in the State.

    "For the very first time in Ireland it would inevitably lead to the most liberal kind of abortion," he told RTÉ Morning Ireland. "This would be a radical change in the culture of life that we have had here in this country - and let's not make any mistake about it - it would be an irrevocable change, there would not be any going back."

    The legislation would be the first step on the way "to a culture of death," Bishop O'Reilly said. He reiterated a call for a free vote on the matter.

    Taoiseach urged to allow free vote on abortion laws in Dáil - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 19, 2012
     
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    Unfortunately, a woman had to die in order for them to get off their asses and deal with the problem.
     
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    Good news for Ireland. Never mind the restrictions in place, women will now pretty much be able to have an abortion on demand, without having to travel to England for one.
     
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    Not quite...:eusa_eh:

    Legislation 'would not lead to abortion on demand' - RTÉ News

    Ireland's Oireachtas health committee holds hearings on abortion law - UPI.com

    Abortion row - Letters, Opinion - Independent.ie

    Irish Doctors: No Legalized Abortion Not Causing Maternal Deaths | LifeNews.com
     

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