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Poll: Should Ireland allow terminations in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities?

Ireland will have to defend its current practice in front of the United Nations Human Rights Committee.

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THE CENTRE FOR Reproductive Rights and the Terminations for Medical Reasons Group in Ireland have filed a petition with the United Nations, claiming a woman’s rights were violated because she had to leave the country to terminate an unviable pregnancy.

The groups want the UN Human Rights Committee to call on the Irish government to change its laws so women who have been told their babies will not live outside the womb can receive treatment at home – whether that is to continue to term or to opt for early induction or termination.

Ireland’s current abortion laws prohibit termination of pregnancies with fatal foetal abnormalities. A change could mean an amendment to current legislation or the Constitution.

Today, we’re asking: Should Ireland allow terminations in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities?


Poll Results:

Yes (5044)
No (4355)
Undecided (381)



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