Rejected petition Make abortions legal in Northern Ireland.

Women from Northern Ireland have to travel to mainland UK to pay for an abortion because it is illegal anywhere in the island of Ireland.

Repeal the 8th.

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The Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland recognises the equal right to life of the mother and her unborn child. This amendment created a constitutional recognition of an unborn child’s life and so makes it impossible for any government to introduce legislation allowing for terminations in the womb except in exceptional circumstances. It was effected by the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution Act, 1983, which was approved by referendum on 7 September 1983 and signed into law on the 7th of October of the same year.

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