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Thu Dec 20, 2018, 02:32 PM

Irish president signs bill legalising abortion

Source: BBC

Irish president signs bill legalising abortion

20 December 2018

Irish President Michael D Higgins has signed the bill that legalises abortion in the Republic of Ireland.

The new law allows for abortion services to be provided "on demand" up to the 12th week of a pregnancy.

It also applies in the case of a fatal foetal abnormality or where the physical or mental health of the mother is in danger.

The Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy Bill completed its passage through the Irish parliament last Thursday with a nine-hour debate in the senate.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46638290

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