Updated: 22/02/12 : 08:03:45
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Draft bill on X-case to be introduced

Legislation on the X-case is to be introduced in the Dáil today by three opposition TDs.

Independent TD Mick Wallace and Deputies Joan Collins and Clare Daly of the United Left Alliance have prepared a draft bill legislating for abortion where the life or health of the mother is at risk.

In 1992, a 14-year-old girl in the X-case was prevented from travelling to Britain for an abortion, but the Supreme Court later ruled that abortion is legal where there is a real threat to the mother's life.