If the 8th Amendment is repealed, the Government plans to introduce a new law which would allow abortion for any reason whatsoever during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
The only condition which the new law would impose is that a “cooling off” period of 72 hours must elapse between a woman requesting an abortion, and an abortion being carried out.
At 12 weeks of pregnancy, an unborn baby’s heart has been beating for over 2 months. They have all of their body parts and look recognisably human. This is the baby that the proposed law would allow to be killed, for any reason or none.