Ireland’s taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has confirmed he will campaign for the liberalisation of Ireland’s anti-abortion laws in an upcoming referendum.
The prime minister had faced criticism for appearing ambiguous about the referendum on abortion, particularly the suggestion that terminations in Irish hospitals should be allowed up to 12 weeks into the pregnancy.
IVaradkar said on Saturday, however, that he would fully support the reforms proposed in the referendum.
“We will have that referendum, hopefully in the summer, and we should be in a position to make a decision on that in government next week,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Read more