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#Legal opinion

# legal-opinion - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

As it happened: Legal experts address Oireachtas on proposed new abortion laws Live This post contains videos

As it happened: Legal experts address Oireachtas on proposed new abortion laws

Academics from NUIG, TCD and UL, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, the Law Library and a former Supreme Court judge will offer their thoughts to politicians today.

Oireachtas told: ‘Ireland already allows abortion of unviable pregnancies’

Supreme Court rulings mean a foetus which cannot survive outside the womb does not possess ‘life’ under the constitution.

Legal experts to address second day of Oireachtas abortion hearings

The Bar Council has withdrawn from today’s hearings, saying it would be too hard to reflect its variety of views.