Ireland Abortion

June 13, 2013 - 6:34 AM
FILE - A Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 photo from files showing several thousand abortion rights protesters marching through central Dublin, demanding that Ireland's government ensures that abortions can be performed to save a woman's life. Ireland's prime minister says anti-abortion activists in the predominantly Catholic country have inundated his office with threatening packages and letters branding him a murderer, some written in blood. Enda Kenny made the declaration Wednesday, June 12, 2013, as his government prepared to publish a bill that would legalize abortions in exceptional cases where doctors deem the woman's life is in danger from continued pregnancy. Anti-abortion activists insist the proposed law would lead eventually to widespread abortion. (AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik, File)