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Poll: Do you expect abortion legislation to be enacted in Ireland before the end of 2018?

Now that Ireland has voted overwhelmingly for abortion legislation, how soon do you think it will be enacted?

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YESTERDAY’S LANDSLIDE VOTE to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution has barely sunk in, but already eyes are moving towards what happens next.

In order for effect to be given to the provisions set out in the referendum, legislation (which already exists in draft form) needs to be enacted by the Oireachtas. This is expected to be a relative formality given the large majority that voted to repeal.

Minister for Health Simon Harris  is expected to raise the issue at this coming Tuesday’s meeting of the Cabinet, with a view to bringing the legislation before the Dáil in the Autumn.

Meanwhile, obstetrician and prominent Yes campaigner Dr Peter Boylan has said that delaying the new law is ‘not an option’.

But what do you think? Is Ireland capable of bringing in a new abortion law before the end of the year?

We’re asking: Do you expect abortion legislation to be enacted in Ireland before the end of 2018?

Poll Results:

Yes, definitely (3920)
Yes, ideally (3368)
No (2321)
I don't know / I'm not sure (448)

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