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Poll: Should the ‘risk of suicide’ be included in abortion legislation?

Junior Minister Lucinda Creighton has said a bill including the ‘risk of suicide’ could open the floodgates. But do you think it should be included in legislation for the X Case?

Pro-life rally in Merrion Square, Dublin at the weekend.
Pro-life rally in Merrion Square, Dublin at the weekend.
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

MINISTER OF STATE for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton has said she has “grave reservations” about including the risk of suicide in any legislation for the X Case on abortion.

Twenty years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that abortion was permissible where there is a risk to the life of a woman, including the risk of suicide.

However Creighton told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland today that it would be difficult to allow for abortion in cases where suicide posed a risk to life while also ensuring that it would not “open the floodgates” for widespread terminations.

But what do you think? Should the ‘risk of suicide’ be included in legislation for the X Case on abortion?


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