Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill Signed Into Law

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 has been signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

Following a four hour meeting with the Council of State, the first time the council has been convened to advise the presidents, President Higgins decided not to refer the Bill to the Supreme Court and signed it into law.

The signing of the Bill into law has been criticised by the Pro-Life Campaign, who say that the Bill is "life-ending not life-saving".


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