Published On: Tue, Jan 30th, 2018

Republic of Ireland to decide whether to revoke “Right to life of unborn”


The citizens of the Republic of Ireland, one of the deeply conservative societies of the Europe, is set to decide whether to revoke the right to life of unborn, granted by the eighth amendment, through a referendum, which is expected to take place within few months.

Ireland is one of the countries in the Europe, in which the medical process of abortion is an unlawful process. In the country, the process of abortion will only be granted if it is proved that the foetus poses a serious threat to the life of the mother.

For that reason, every year thousands of Irish women travel to England and Whales to carry out the process of abortion abroad.

While speaking to the media personals, the Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, has asserted that he would campaign to make sure that the right to life of unborn is revoked.

It was the 1983 referendum which prompted the authorities to impose a strict ban on abortion.

Noteworthy, the death of Savita Halappanavar was the incident which brought the discussion around the abortion back to the forefront. Anyway, as a result of the social movement erupted after the death of the Indian born woman in Ireland due to the Irish medical authorities reluctances to do abortion after the woman’s miscarriage, the brief relief on the abortion law (that is the permission to grant abortion in the cases in which women’s life is under danger due to foetus was granted).


Vignesh. S. G

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Republic of Ireland to decide whether to revoke “Right to life of unborn”