Why is women’s health not covered by Irish abortion law now?

Under the 8th Amendment, Irish law cannot allow women to terminate pregnancies that threaten their health. So current law allows abortion only where there is a risk to a woman’s or girl’s life. No matter how serious, irreparable or long-term the damage to her health, it would be a criminal offence for her and her doctor to terminate the pregnancy in Ireland. 

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