Politicians scramble to pass abortion law

Inside Politics: Consensus is Bill could now become reality by autumn

Simon Harris will bring legislative proposals to Cabinet today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Simon Harris will bring legislative proposals to Cabinet today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It has taken 35 years for the Eighth Amendment to be repealed, but yesterday politicians scrambled to say they would be the ones to ensure new legislation would be published in the quickest possible time.

The original timetable for the new law was Christmas, but a consensus emerged yesterday suggesting the Bill could become reality by autumn.

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