Fine Gael have got themselves into a right mess it appears in regards to abortion in Ireland. Proposals they had drawn up to ask pregnant suicidal women to be confronted by a mini-jury of three to six separate doctors alone, before they can be put forward for an abortion, could be a breach of Ireland’s responsibilities under European law a civil liberties group has warned this week.
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has warned that the Fine Gael proposals may not even meet Ireland’s legal obligations to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) under the ruling in the A, B and C case – the ruling which prompted the current laws.
The Council of Europe also has made it clear that Ireland has a legal obligation to respond to the ruling by implementing a:
“legislative or regulatory regime providing effective and accessible procedures whereby pregnant women can establish whether or not they are entitled to…
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