Political parties believe abortion referendum inevitable

Minister for Justice says legislation needed ahead of poll, which could take place in 2018

Members of the Citizens’ Assembly have recommended that abortion should be permitted in the State in a wide range of circumstances.

Politicians in all parties have concluded that a referendum on abortion is inevitable following the Citizens’ Assembly recommendations at the weekend for an extensive liberalisation of the anti-abortion laws.

Ministers said the process set out in the programme for government will be followed, under which the assembly’s recommendations will be passed to a special Oireachtas committee for consideration.

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