Monday, July 28, 2008

UN Human Rights Committee Makes Recommendation on Abortion to Ireland

UN Human Rights Committee makes recommendation on abortion to Ireland.

13. The Committee reiterates its concern regarding the highly restrictive circumstances under which women can lawfully have an abortion in the State party. While noting the establishment of the Crisis Pregnancy Agency, the Committee regrets that the progress in this regard is slow. (arts. 2, 3, 6, 26)

The State party should bring its abortion laws into line with the Covenant. It should take measures to help women avoid unwanted pregnancies so that they do not have to resort to illegal or unsafe abortions that could put their lifes at risk (article 6) or to abortions abroad (articles 26 and 6).

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