More Pro-Abortion Pressure from UN
The United Nations Human Rights Council has demanded that Ireland change its laws to make abortion more widely available. Among 262 recommendations made to Ireland as part of the UN’s Universal Periodic Review were suggestions that abortion should be legalised where a woman is pregnant as a result of rape or incest, or if the baby is suffering from a serious illness.
Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald represented the Irish government at the meeting in Geneva. She accepted the recommendations on abortion and promised the the government will examine them and report back by September on how they might be implemented.
The last time Ireland participated in the UPR process, in 2011, many similar pro-abortion recommendations were made, but on that occasion the government rejected all of them.