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05.01.138:56 PM ET

Ireland Proposes Emergency Abortions

If there's threat to the woman's life.

Abortion activists aren't giving up on Ireland yet. The country, which outlaws abortion, has proposed legislation that would allow the procedure in cases which posed a threat to a woman's life, including suicide. "This bill restates the general prohibition on abortion in Ireland," said Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Wednesday. The Protection of Life During Pregnancy bill is already being bashed by the anti-abortion movement, but it is expected to be approved. It stipulates that a single doctor could approve an emergency abortion, but two would be necessary without imminent threat, and three if the possibility of suicide is the reason for the procedure.