25 May 2018

Ireland to vote on loosening abortion laws

From Morning Report, 8:47 am on 25 May 2018

Ireland votes on Saturday on whether to remove a single sentence which enshrines a near-total ban on abortion in the constitution, even in cases of rape and fatal foetal abnormality. The eighth amendment underpins the strictest controls in a western democracy, placing the "right to life of the unborn" on a par with the life of the mother. A short while ago I spoke with our Irish correspondent Aisling O'Rourke.