Op-ed: Ireland needs constitutional referendum as UN committee finds abortion law indefensible

By Fiona de Londras, 10 June 2016
Pro and anti-abortion campaigners demonstrate (photo credit: Irish Examiner)
Pro and anti-abortion campaigners demonstrate (photo credit: Irish Examiner)
<h2 property="description">Human Rights Committee decision underlines Eighth Amendment is incompatible with human rights.&nbsp;</h2><p class="no_name">In a decision that will not have come as a surprise to those who are attentive to either international human rights law or abortion law in<a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/search/search-7.1213540?tag_location=Ireland&amp;article=true" class="search">Ireland</a>, the United Nations&nbsp;<a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/search/search-7.1213540?tag_organisation=Human%20Rights%20Committee&amp;article=true" class="search">Human Rights Committee</a>&nbsp;has found that a woman’s rights under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights were violated by her having to travel for an abortion in a situation of fatal foetal abnormality.<
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