Ireland: Ruling likely to force a rewrite of abortion laws

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December 19, 2010
Dallas Morning News    
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"Ireland, where it is virtually impossible to obtain a legal abortion, will probably have to rewrite its laws after a European court ruled Thursday that it had violated its own Constitution by failing to provide an abortion to a pregnant woman who had cancer. Ireland has one of Europe's most stringent anti-abortion laws, holding that abortion is illegal in every circumstance except where there is a 'real and substantial risk' to the life of the mother." (12/19/10)


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