Taoiseach Kenny called for a vote, demanding clarification to the laws around abortion when a woman's life is in danger. Ireland has now legalized abortion when a woman's life in is grave danger or if she is suicidal.
This is crucial, important and the right move. The Taoiseach honors Savita, and all women in Ireland, who have died due to a miscarriage.
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This law is start in the right direction. However, rapists can safely impregnate women against their will, and women must carry that pregnancy to term in Ireland. Elective abortion is also still illegal.
Women and girls will continue to travel to Britain to obtain abortions in most cases.
These clarifications are essential, but there is still work to be done.