It's A Historic Day! The Republic Of Ireland Completely Legalized Abortion!

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Abortion is completely legalised for the first time in the Republic of Ireland!

After gaining independence from Britain, Ireland was first banned the abortion in 1861 and women had to travel abroad for abortion.

All abortions were illegal unless in 'extremely limited circumstances'. With the new act, women can be terminated at up to 12 weeks.

If there is a serious risk, abortion will be provided. Health minister mentioned that this is a very significant for women's healthcare.

He acknowledged that it would take time to "fully evolve and fully embed" the services within the state healthcare system.

"When a woman picks up the phone and looks for her options there will be many, many locations across the country where [she] can access this service." he added.

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