Category Archives: 2013 Volume 3 Issue 3

Article 40.3.3 and the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013: The Impetus for, and Process of, Legislative Change

Dr. Catherine O’Sullivan, Jennifer Schweppe and Dr. Eimear Spain Vol_3_Issue_3_Article_1 This article serves as an introduction to this special edition of the I.J.L.S. on the recent developments on abortion law in Ireland. It briefly explains what were the two main drivers … Continue reading

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Legislating for Article 40.3.3

Ivana Bacik Vol_3_Issue_3_Article_2 This article discusses the development of the law on abortion in Ireland, and in particular outlines the context for the passage of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013, currently before the Oireachtas, which implements the … Continue reading

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A Critical Analysis of the Heads of Bill and the Legal Necessity of Legislating for X.

Paul Brady B.L. Vol_3_Issue_3_Article_3 This article addresses two questions: what restrictions on abortion on the grounds of risk of suicide are and are not contained in Head 4 of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2o13? What, if any, … Continue reading

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Impossible Floodgates and Unworkable Analogies in the Irish Abortion Debate

Fiona de Londras & Laura Graham Vol_3_Issue_3_Article_4 Twenty years after the Supreme Court’s decision in Attorney General v X. [1992] 1 I.R. 1 confirmed that there is a limited constitutional right to access abortion in Ireland under Article 40.3.3˚ of … Continue reading

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