Irish voters repealed the eighth: now it's time to ensure access to abortion care in law and in practice

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This commentary discusses Ireland’s 25 May 2018 Referendum result to repeal the Eighth Amendment and has two key aims. Firstly, it encourages policy-makers to grasp the full potential of legislative reform by enabling and protecting women’s access to abortion care within a continuum of sexual and reproductive healthcare options. Secondly, it calls for urgent clarity about access to abortion care in the interim period of legislative transition.
Original languageEnglish
JournalReproductive Health Matters
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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