Updated: 07/03/17 : 07:38:54
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€1 abortion penalty for Dáil debate

The Dáil will tonight debate a bill which would reduce the penalty for illegal abortions to just €1.

The measure is being brought to the floor by the Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit.

The current law provides for jail terms of up to 14 years for anyone who procures an illegal abortion.

The measure is almost certain to be opposed by the Government in Thursday's vote.