A Saturday, July 6, 2013 file photo showing Stephen and Pauline O'Brien, foreground, holding Catholic rosary beads as they march through Ireland's capital, Dublin, in an anti-abortion protest. (AP Photo/Shawn Pogatchnik, File)
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Restrictive abortion laws in Ireland are risking the lives of pregnant women, Amnesty International said Tuesday, as it launched a campaign to encourage Dublin to change the legislation.Abortion is allowed only when there is risk to the life of the mother -- rather than just her health.As part of its global "My Body, My Rights" campaign, Amnesty is calling on Ireland to change the law so that women and girls can have abortions in those cases "at the very least".Abortion is a deeply divisive issue in Ireland, a traditionally Catholic country, and ignites fierce debate whenever it is raised in public.Amnesty said 177,000 women and girls had traveled from Ireland to England and Wales for an abortion since 1971 .
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