Friday, December 2, 2011

New expert group on abortion to be announced soon

The Irish Government yesterday announced its intention to proceed with the establishment of an expert group on abortion in the next few weeks. When the coalition government was formed it announced as part of its programme for government that it would set an expert group before the end of November to evaluate how it should respond to last year’s ruling on abortion from the European Court of Human Rights in the A,B and C case.

The make up of this group which will include medical, legal and nursing nominees will have14 members and will be critical in deciding whether or not abortion legislation is introduced in Ireland. 
The Government has said that the group will be in place by the end of the year or shortly thereafter.

We encourage readers to contact their local TD and Government Ministers to ensure that their is a strong pro-life presence in the group, in particular representations should be made to the Taoiseach Enda Kenny, The Health Minister James Reilly and the Justice Minister Alan Shatter
The relevant e-mail addresses for all government ministers can be found on this link