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Irish expert report could lead to British-style abortion system, warns SPUC

26 November 2012


Ireland's has historically been a country with strongly pro-life laws

The recommendations of Ireland's Expert Group on abortion could lead to a British-style abortion system in Ireland, warned SPUC.

SPUC was commenting after various media outlets claimed to have seen the expert group's report, due to be published later this week. John Smeaton, SPUC director, commented:

"According to a leaked copy of the report, the so-called experts recommend that 'termination of pregnancy should be considered a medical treatment regardless of whether the risk to the woman arises on physical or mental health grounds'.

"If this principle is followed to its logical conclusion, Ireland will end up with a similar abortion regime to Great Britain." [SPUC, 26 November]

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