Ireland's pro-lifers vow to repeal new abortion law

DUBLIN -- Irish pro-life campaigners vowed to work to repeal a new law that permits abortion in limited circumstances. President Michael D. Higgins signed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill July 30 after tense parliamentary debates, during which several legislators resigned. A day earlier, the president exercised his constitutional prerogative by calling a meeting of the Council of State to advise on whether he should sign the law or refer it to the country's Supreme Court to test the constitutionality of the bill.

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