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All-Party Oireachtas Committee on the Constitution: Fifth Progress Report - Abortion

 

Foreword

The Green Paper on Abortion was referred to the All-Party Oireachtas Committee on the Constitution by the government in September 1999.

This Progress Report is not a comprehensive analysis of the matters discussed in the Green Paper. It is a political assessment of certain questions which arise from it in the context of the submissions we received and the hearings we conducted.

I want to thank the members of the public who made submissions to us, the witnesses who appeared at the oral hearings, the staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas and the Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann for their assistance.

The secretariat to the committee rendered us invaluable service at all times.

I want to thank the members of the committee for their dedicated participation in the work of this report and their unfailing courtesy at all times.

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Brian Lenihan, T.D.

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