December 19, 2012

Ireland's Historic Abortion Shift

Sorcha Pollak, Time

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Opening the doors to what would be the first legal abortions in Ireland, the Irish government announced Tuesday it will introduce laws and regulations that will clarify existing laws about under what circumstances doctors in the predominantly Catholic country can perform abortions for women whose lives are at risk.

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