Referendum on abortion laws likely in Ireland

The current law of Ireland does not allow for terminations in cases of rape or incest or a foetal abnormality. The proposed referendum will ask Irish citizens  to repeal the 8th amendment to the Irish Constitution. The referendum is likely to take place in May,2018.

8th amendment created constitutional protection for a foetal right to life-

“The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.”

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Saumya Snehal

Saumya Snehal is a 3rd year BBA LLB student at Chanakya National Law University. Always a bibliophile, she loves to read, research and write on anything and everything legal. She has a insatiable appetite for knowledge and explores the same through indulging in various internships so that to constantly grow and become a better version of herself. She especially has an interest in corporate law and social legislations.

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