Citizens Assembly Discusses 8th Amendment

The Citizens’ Assembly is hearing from constitutional law and medical experts on our abortion legislation.

The assembly is carrying out the first of four weekend sessions to discuss the Eighth Amendment.

The article, which was voted into the constitution in 1983, gives equal right to life to the unborn as a pregnant woman.

The 99 citizens involved in the process will recommend to the Houses of the Oireachtas how the State should deal with the Eighth Amendment in future.

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