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Ireland: Abortion issue must be clarified by Irish government

Headline Title:  Ireland: Abortion issue must be clarified by Irish government 17 November 2012 Ireland must ensure that its domestic law and policy on access to abortion is in line with international human rights law, said Amnesty International today.The organization – which has written to Irish Minister for Health James Reilly - is concerned the tragic case of Savita Halappanavar illustrates a gap in Irish law and policy on the most basic human rights level - that is a woman’s right to access abortion where her life is at risk. This right has already been established as a Constitutional…

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