Conscientious Objection Undermined in Ireland's Proposed Abortion Law

Country: Ireland
Category: Government Restrictions
Attack against: Morals
Area of case: Governmental
Tags: Freedom of Conscience

June 01, 2013: The Irish Cabinet has reached a consensus on the draft of the "Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013". The law prohibits objections on the basis of one’s conscience: “no institution, organisation or third party shall refuse to provide a lawful termination of pregnancy to a woman on grounds of conscientious objection”. Apart from this clause, the law that will regulate abortion in Ireland is rather restrictive compared to the legislation concerning abortion of other European countries.