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Listen: Save The 8th Says Govt. Plans Would Permit 2nd Trimester Abortion.

: 26/04/2018 - 12:48

The Save the 8th Campaign say the government's plans would allow abortion for healthy babies up to 6 months into pregnancy.

The proposed legislation allows for terminations before viability if there's a serious risk to the health or life of the mother.

Two doctors including one obstetrician or gynaecologist would have to examine the woman and approve an abortion in cases where a termination was sought after 12 weeks into pregnancy.

Save the 8th spokesperson Mairead Hughes says the 8th amendment protected her during her own pregnancy.

NEWSTALK1154966.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

Image: Mairead Hughes/RollingNews

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