Irish President signs law repealing abortion ban


The Eighth Amendment which essentially banned abortion in the Republic of Ireland has been formally repealed. The law was officially signed by President Michael D Higgins on Tuesday. The Irish electorate voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment in May’s referendum, with just under 67% voting in favour of repeal. Donegal was the only constituency to vote against the proposal.

A delay was caused on the result formally being enacted into law by a number of legal cases seeking to challenge the result of the referendum.


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