Healy O'Connor

Rights Body Calls for Abortion to be legalised

One of the world’s leading human rights organisations has called on the Government to decriminalise abortion. In a report by Human Rights Watch, the Government is accused of violating a long list of human rLights in its treatment of abortion and related issues including “health, information, privacy, freedom from cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, life, […]

Abortion Law

THE COMMISSIONER for human rights at the Council of Europe has told the Government it should have “more guts” and legislate to clarify the circumstances when women can have an abortion. Thomas Hammarberg has also accused the Government of ignoring almost all of the recommendations the Council of Europe made in a damning report on […]