Global Public Health

In May, Ireland plans to hold a referendum on whether to change its laws and allow unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy. The referendum, whose exact date has not yet been set, will ask voters whether they want to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution, which outlaws abortion.

This week, the Cabinet signed off on the wording for the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. It will ask voters whether or not the amendment should be repealed and replaced with new wording to be added to the Constitution.