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Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill B34-2017

9th January 2018

To amend the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1996, so as to amend a definition; to provide that a medical practitioner and a social worker must both be of the opinion that the continued pregnancy would significantly affect the social or economic circumstances of the woman, where the pregnancy is being terminated under such circumstances; to delete the circumstance that a pregnancy may be terminated if it would pose a risk of injury to the fetus; to ensure that a pregnant woman has access to ultrasound examinations and sufficient counselling to enable
her to make a fully informed choice regarding the termination of her pregnancy; to ensure  that  the  State  promotes  mandatory  counselling;  to  repeal  the  Choice  on Termination  of  Pregnancy  Amendment  Act,  2004;  and  to  provide  for  matters connected therewith. 

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