Dept of Health says review of abortion law to be ‘progressed’ this year

The Department of Health has said a review of the 2018 Abortion Act will be “progressed” this year.

Under the Act the Minister must carry out a review of its operation no later than three years after its commencement. The act came into force on 1 January 2019.

“The Department of Health will manage the public consultation, which will extend a public invitation to all interested groups, organisations and members of the public to provide their views to inform the review of the operation of the legislation.

Pro-abortion groups are actively lobbying for the few remaining restrictions to be eased. The National Women’s Council wants abortion to be completely decriminalised.