TDs Pass Abortion Bill

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TDs Pass Abortion Bill

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The legislation to allow abortions to happen in Ireland has been passed by TDs.

It was approved during a late night sitting of the Dáil and now goes to the Seanad for final sign off before it becomes law.

TDs approved the legislation by 90 votes to 15 with 12 abstentions.

It will now go to the Seanad today for final approval, which the government is hopeful can happen next week.

After that the bill will become law, allowing abortions to take place in Ireland from the 1st of January.

Health Minister Simon Harris has described it as a significant step towards bringing in abortion services and said he looks forward to a time in the near future when women with a crisis pregnancy can get treatment at home.


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