Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-1980

Abstract

The legislative provisions which make it an offence to procure a miscarriage unlawfully or assist in the unlawful procurement are to be found in sections 58 and 59 or the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. In recent years the most common way for an Irish woman to obtain an abortion has been to leave the Republic and obtain such an operation in Britain, where the restrictions imposed on the medical profession with regard to performing operations are far less onerous. How then would the Irish courts view secondary parties to such extra-territorial activities?

Keywords

Criminal conspiracy, Jurisdiction, Criminals, Criminal law, Criminal prosecution, Criminal offenses, Political parties, International conspiracies, Abortions, Pregnancy

Discipline

Criminal Law | Jurisdiction

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Irish Jurist

Volume

15

Issue

1

First Page

88

Last Page

98

ISSN

0021-1273

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://www.jstor.org/stable/44027515

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