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New abortion safe zone legislation to go to cabinet today

Jul 27, 2022 09:07 By Shannonside News
New abortion safe zone legislation to go to cabinet today New abortion safe zone legislation to go to cabinet today
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The legislation could be signed into law by the end of the year.

Anti-abortion protests won't be allowed within 100 metres of a hospital providing terminations under plans going to Cabinet this morning.

Long-awaited exclusion zone legislation is expected to be passed before the end of the year.

Ireland's abortion legislation passed at the end of 2018 and at the time then-Minister Simon Harris was promising this exclusion zone legislation so it will be four years if it successfully becomes law at the end of this year

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It would mean no one could try to influence someone who is seeking a termination of pregnancy within 100 metres of a healthcare setting which provides it including hospitals and GPs

Protests and posters which have also been seen outside the likes of the National Maternity Hospital would also be banned with a sliding scale of punishments starting with a Garda warning and going up to court prosecution.

 

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