This is not a referendum about abortion in limited circumstances. The Government has published its plan1 for a new abortion law if the 8th Amendment is repealed.
This plan is more extreme than the law in Britain, which results in almost 200,000 abortions every year.2
- Unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks, for any reason (See ‘Head 7’)
- Abortion up to ‘viability’ (around 6 months) on the same grounds that has led to abortion on demand in Britain – unspecified physical and mental health grounds (See ‘Head 4’ and definitions in ‘Head 1’)
- No ban on abortion for babies with disabilities like Down Syndrome
- Abortions performed in local GP surgeries and hospitals, funded by your taxes3