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European Ruling on Irish Abortion Law Scheduled For September

Ireland awaits a September report on its abortion laws by a European Court ofHuman Rights panel of experts at a time of rising political tensions over the issue and a backdrop of steep declines in the popularity of religion.

In Ireland, 84 percent ticked the Catholic box in Census 2011, while other data indicates that the ability for the church to enforce its doctrines is dropping significantly. How that will affect the nation’s no-exceptions abortion laws remains uncertain.

The European panel is currently reporting on Irish abortion laws after a 2010 judgment by the European Court of Human Rights that said the rights of a woman with cancer had been violated because she had to travel outside Ireland for an abortion.

Source: Forbes. Read full article. (link)

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  • Paleo-ConAvenger||

    Good for Ireland

  • Question of Auban||

    Maybe this will motivate Ireland to leave the European Disunion. By the way, if they want to remain on the Euro they apparently can without being in the EU. Vatican City, which I would assume has laws against abortion, uses the Euro as a currency but is NOT part of the European Union. There is no reason that Ireland could not have the same arrangement.