Ireland legalizes Abortion in Defined cases

President Michael D Higgins on the 20th December, signed – The Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018 into the Ireland law. The Act provides the legislative framework for the provision of abortion care in defined circumstances from 1 January 2019. So long as a 3-day waiting period has elapsed, abortion care is lawful on request up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. Abortion is also lawful for reasons of risk to a woman’s life or of serious harm to her health and in cases of fatal foetal anomaly. Abortion remains criminalized in all other cases. However, the criminal provisions … Continue reading Ireland legalizes Abortion in Defined cases