WATCH: Raising Abortion Services in the Dáil

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We have had an independent review of the operation of our abortion legislation. Indeed, it is being debated this morning at a meeting of the Joint Committee on Health and there will also be votes in this regard this evening. While these aspects have highlighted the challenges and the need for reform of the legislation, the most perfect legislation we could have would be useless if people cannot safely access these services.

I ask the Government to tell us when the safe access zones legislation will come forward and when it will come before the House to be debated. It is essential but we have that, along with the other changes.