Clarity needed in abortion debate

Inside Politics: Dáil deliberations took place amid uncertainty as to whether the Government accepts proposals being discussed

Minister for Health Simon Harris: Put the Oireachtas committee recommendations to the people. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris: Put the Oireachtas committee recommendations to the people. Photograph: The Irish Times

The political week closes the same way it began, with the future of the Eighth Amendment debated by politicians.

The Dáil will continue its discussion on the Oireachtas committee’s final report today. The committee has proposed repealing Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution and allowing terminations up to 12 weeks.

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