The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill becomes Law

30 July 2013

Labour Women welcome the fact that earlier today, President Michael D Higgins signed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill into Law.

Commenting earlier, Labour Women Chair Sinead Ahern said, “Today marks a momentous day for Irish women.  Finally, 21 years after the X Case we have legislation which will offer women the most basic of protection during pregnancy.  We have said before that all this Bill does is provide much needed legal clarity and protection to women in life threatening situations and to the doctors working to save their lives.  Labour Women is proud that the Labour Party has delivered on its commitment to legislate for X during the lifetime of this government and make this country a safer place for pregnant women.  However the journey is not over yet and we will continue to campaign for choice for Irish women.”

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