Women would have to wait before the procedure is carried out

Women could be forced to wait out a 'period of reflection' before they are allowed an abortion.

That's just one of the proposals included in the Government's draft laws on abortion.

It comes as the Supreme Court will this morning hand down a ruling on the rights of the unborn.

It's understood, the Government will commit to legislating for abortion without restriction in the first 12 weeks, if people vote to repeal the 8th amendment.

However, according to the Irish Times, there will be a compulsory time period women would have to wait before the procedure can be carried out.

The Health Minister Simon Harris is due to publish policy papers this week outlining how the government will legislate on abortion.

In the case of fatal foetal abnormalities, two doctors will make the decision and no gestational limit will be applied in these circumstances.

Meanwhile, there could be implications on the upcoming referendum depending on the outcome of a Supreme Court ruling this morning.

It's after a High Court ruling said that the unborn could have rights similar to children.