Dublin 28th January 2010
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Irish abortion laws 'violate human rights' Human Rights Watch has accused Ireland of violating women's rights with its strict legislation on abortion. Terminating a pregnancy in the Irish Republic is illegal, unless the mother's life is in danger. Punishable by life in prison, the only alternative for Irish women is to travel to Great Britain or the rest of Europe and pay for the operation themselves.