The troubled history of the Eighth Amendment

The Irish Times, April 25, 2018 by Sarah Bardon

[..] The ban on abortion was placed in the Constitution in 1983 in a preemptive move to prevent Irish women having abortions. However, it became clear over time the Eighth Amendment did not stop Irish women accessing terminations either by travelling to the UK or taking abortion pills.

In this video documentary, The Irish Times examines the Eighth Amendment’s history, its effect and its future.

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