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Poll: Is another referendum on abortion needed?

The last abortion referendum in Ireland was held in 2002.

The count in Dublin for the last abortion referendum.
The count in Dublin for the last abortion referendum.
Image: Photocall Ireland

THE LAST TWO days saw Ireland’s human rights record being examined by a United Nations panel.

Among the subjects discussed was Ireland’s law on abortion.

The panel warned that the Irish State could still be in breach of human rights legislation on the issue of abortion – because it criminalises pregnant women who seek a termination following a rape or due to a fatal foetal abnormality.

Particular mention was given to recent opinion polls that indicate support for termination for medical reasons.

The last referendum on abortion in this country was held in 2002.

What do you think: Is a referendum on abortion in the case of TFMR needed?

Poll Results:

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