Services for legalisation of Abortion in Ireland Start | Hudson McKenzie

Services for legalisation of Abortion in Ireland Start

January 11, 2019 | Latest Thinking, News, Private Clients

Following from the legalisation of Abortions last year, Ireland has now begun putting practices into place as initiative of support.

The eventual legislation of Abortions in Ireland came to a point of inevitability, as numerous Irish Citizens protested in favor of its legalisation. For instance, in a recent referendum last year regarding the legalisation, two-thirds of Irish voters agreed that the initial Irish constitution should be amended.

Following from this legalisation, women in Ireland shall now be legally allowed to terminate a pregnancy of up to twelve weeks, specifically if there is a risk of fatal foetal abnormality or a risk to life and health of the pregnant woman in question. This is contrast to the twenty-four weeks allowed for termination of pregnancy in Britain.

However the newly enacted Abortion Law only applies to the Republic of Ireland, where Northern Ireland still retains its constitution that states that Abortion is illegal.

Although the majority of the Republic of Ireland (specifically the 66% of those who voted in favour of the referendum) celebrate the momentous change in legislation, vast protests against the legalisation have still arisen.

For instance, many Anti-Abortion Activists are holding protests after the legalisation, so that additional legalisation that would protect any woman seeking any abortion from following through.

Furthermore, with the recent implementation of Abortion Service Providers throughout the Republic of Ireland, these are predicted to face protesters on a daily basis as the New Year begins.

However, the legalisation of Abortion now means that women shall now not only have the choice, but also the safest available means to go through where their choice, as argued by those who voted in favour of the referendum.

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