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#8th amendment

From TheJournal.ie Is Fianna Fáil really completely opposed to abortion? Analysis

Is Fianna Fáil really completely opposed to abortion?

Analysis: Micheál Martin has said Fianna Fáil “are not going there” on the 8th Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-choice campaigners take 'abortion pill bus' across Ireland 8th Amendment

Pro-choice campaigners take 'abortion pill bus' across Ireland

Women with unwanted pregnancies will be able to access pills on the bus after an online consultation.

From TheJournal.ie This Labour minister's tweet about abortion has kicked up a bit of a row Sparks Flying

This Labour minister's tweet about abortion has kicked up a bit of a row

Renua general election candidate Patrick McKee called Aodhán Ó Ríordáin’s remark “disgusting”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you want the 8th Amendment to be repealed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want the 8th Amendment to be repealed?

The issue is really back on the agenda.

From TheJournal.ie 'Women must decide their fate': Thousands attend pro-choice march 8th Amendment This post contains images

'Women must decide their fate': Thousands attend pro-choice march

Pro-life campaigners have said organisers of the demonstration are in “absolute denial”.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's time for political parties to stop procrastinating. Abortion regulation does not belong in our constitution' Opinion

'It's time for political parties to stop procrastinating. Abortion regulation does not belong in our constitution'

It is clear that on the issue of abortion, the electorate are now way ahead of our political leaders who seem determined to prevaricate and evade their responsibilities to women living in Ireland, writes Ailbhe Smyth

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil will NOT hold a referendum on the 8th Abortion

Fianna Fáil will NOT hold a referendum on the 8th

The party will not initiate any vote on the controversial constitutional amendment.

From TheJournal.ie More than a quarter of people say abortion will sway their vote The 8th

More than a quarter of people say abortion will sway their vote

The 8th Amendment looks set to be a big issue at the next general election.

From TheJournal.ie Irish stars are calling for the 8th Amendment to be repealed Abortion

Irish stars are calling for the 8th Amendment to be repealed

More than 240 artists have already joined the campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-choice activists are not impressed by Enda's latest remarks Eighth Amendment

Pro-choice activists are not impressed by Enda's latest remarks

Kenny said yesterday that he has no intention of holding a referendum on the controversial eighth amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Enda won't commit to abortion referendum 8th Amendment

Enda won't commit to abortion referendum

The Taoiseach said today he has no intention of introducing abortion on demand.

From TheJournal.ie A comedian talked about her abortion at Electric Picnic and drew widespread praise Tara Flynn

A comedian talked about her abortion at Electric Picnic and drew widespread praise

Tara Flynn says she wanted to put a face on statistics.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-life group clashes with Amnesty over decriminalising abortion 8th Amendment

Pro-life group clashes with Amnesty over decriminalising abortion

A recent survey shows most people in Ireland want the grounds for legal access to abortion to be widened.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael can't get away from the abortion issue State Of The Nation This post contains videos

Fine Gael can't get away from the abortion issue

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is it time for another referendum on abortion? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time for another referendum on abortion?

One Fine Gael councillor is calling for a referendum on the 8th amendment – is it time?

From TheJournal.ie 'Strange': Rebel TD kicked off committee after he seeks abortion hearings

'Strange': Rebel TD kicked off committee after he seeks abortion hearings

Labour has denied there is any connection between Michael McNamara’s removal from the health committee and his attempt to hold hearings on abortion.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion strikes fear into so many politicians, but it hasn't gone away you know... Analysis

Abortion strikes fear into so many politicians, but it hasn't gone away you know...

Analysis: Abortion, like no other issue in Irish politics, has proved to be intensely problematic and stressful for our – mostly male – elected politicians.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil doesn't want to repeal the 8th Amendment Complex Issue

Fianna Fáil doesn't want to repeal the 8th Amendment

Micheál Martin didn’t respond to our survey, while others had an identical reply.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael politicians are VERY divided on the 8th Amendment* Trouble Ahead This post contains videos

Fine Gael politicians are VERY divided on the 8th Amendment*

*But most of them would prefer to say nothing.

From TheJournal.ie The UN wants Ireland to vote on abortion and reconsider austerity 8th Amendment

The UN wants Ireland to vote on abortion and reconsider austerity

The committee described Ireland’s laws on abortion as “highly restrictive”.

From TheJournal.ie Lucinda would welcome a referendum on the 8th Amendment Abortion This post contains videos

Lucinda would welcome a referendum on the 8th Amendment

Lucinda Creighton said there would be nothing to stop a Renua member putting forward a proposal. But she wouldn’t support it.

From TheJournal.ie 'DIY abortion tutorials' shock Chile amid debate on easing ban Women's Health This post contains videos

'DIY abortion tutorials' shock Chile amid debate on easing ban

Warning: Some people may find the contents of this report distressing.

From TheJournal.ie Enda: There won't be a referendum on repealing the 8th amendment Abortion

Enda: There won't be a referendum on repealing the 8th amendment

The Taoiseach said the next government will have to give the issue “the most careful consideration”.

From TheJournal.ie 74 TDs have just voted down another abortion bill 8th Amendment

74 TDs have just voted down another abortion bill

A bill providing for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment was overwhelmingly defeated this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Leo stands over remark in abortion debate Chilling Effect This post contains videos

Leo stands over remark in abortion debate

The health minister said a grammatical error was to blame.

From TheJournal.ie Labour is about to face ANOTHER headache over abortion Trouble Ahead This post contains videos

Labour is about to face ANOTHER headache over abortion

A bill to repeal the 8th Amendment will come before the Dáil next month.

From TheJournal.ie Now this Fine Gael TD wants to repeal the 8th Amendment (but he's still 'very pro-life') Breaking Ranks This post contains videos

Now this Fine Gael TD wants to repeal the 8th Amendment (but he's still 'very pro-life')

Jerry Buttimer is one of the first Fine Gael TDs to call for the repeal of the controversial constitutional amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Some Labour TDs could miss today's abortion vote, no whip on Fianna Fáil deputies Labour's Way

Some Labour TDs could miss today's abortion vote, no whip on Fianna Fáil deputies

Meanwhile, Anne Ferris said she is willing to face the consequences of being expelled from the Labour Party.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was raped. Legislating for abortion in rape cases wouldn't go far enough' Abortion

'I was raped. Legislating for abortion in rape cases wouldn't go far enough'

The precedent set by the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act would see a raped woman questioned, put on trial, and forced to relive the worst experiences of her life.

From TheJournal.ie "We can assure you, not a person on this earth wanted our babies to live more than we did." 8th Amendment

"We can assure you, not a person on this earth wanted our babies to live more than we did."

A bill proposed by Clare Daly will go before the Dáil on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Leo: We've no mandate for abortion referendum, Mick Wallace: That's horseshit 8th Amendment

Leo: We've no mandate for abortion referendum, Mick Wallace: That's horseshit

However, the Health Minister said he would be advocating for Fine Gael to campaign for an abortion referendum in the next election.

From TheJournal.ie Despite Leo's intervention, no one in this government will go near the abortion issue again Analysis

Despite Leo's intervention, no one in this government will go near the abortion issue again

Analysis: The coalition will not give in to growing calls for a referendum on the 8th Amendment. Here’s why.

From TheJournal.ie Court told 'right to life of unborn' greater than 'right to dignity in death' 8th Amendment

Court told 'right to life of unborn' greater than 'right to dignity in death'

A ruling in the case of the pregnant woman who has been declared clinically dead will be made on 26 December.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton: Our abortion laws do not serve women well 8th Amendment

Joan Burton: Our abortion laws do not serve women well

The Tánaiste and Labour leader has reiterated her opposition to the 8th Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the 8th Amendment in the Constitution be repealed? Your Say This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie Pro-life group: No one wants to see this baby's life deliberately ended 8th Amendment

Pro-life group: No one wants to see this baby's life deliberately ended

The family of a 16-week pregnant woman who is brain dead want to switch off the life support.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree that our abortion laws are too restrictive? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree that our abortion laws are too restrictive?

The Health Minister made a significant speech last night.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are 'too restrictive' Repeal The 8th This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are 'too restrictive'

The Health Minister had made a landmark speech in the Dáil tonight.

From TheJournal.ie 'Very often women let down other women': Pro-life campaigner "disappointed" with backlash after BBC honour Cora Sherlock

'Very often women let down other women': Pro-life campaigner "disappointed" with backlash after BBC honour

Cora Sherlock was chosen as one of the BBC’s “100 Women” for 2014

From TheJournal.ie Most voters want a referendum to decide if Ireland's abortion laws should be liberalised Poll

Most voters want a referendum to decide if Ireland's abortion laws should be liberalised

The poll was carried out on 1,200 adults last Monday and Tuesday.