Health Minister officially signs abortion bill into law

Health Minister officially signs abortion bill into law

The Health Minister James Reilly has officially signed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill into law.

The Act allows for a termination of pregnancy where there is a real and substantial risk to a woman’s life from a physical illness, including from the risk of suicide.

Twenty-one years after the Supreme Court’s decision, legislation for the X Case will come into effect from January 1, 2014.

Labour TD for Waterford Ciara Conway has described it as an historic milestone for Irish women.


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