Health Minister officially signs abortion bill into law

The Health Minister James Reilly has officially signed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill into law.

The Act allows for a termination of pregnancy where there is a real and substantial risk to a woman’s life from a physical illness, including from the risk of suicide.

Twenty-one years after the Supreme Court’s decision, legislation for the X Case will come into effect from January 1, 2014.

Labour TD for Waterford Ciara Conway has described it as an historic milestone for Irish women.

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