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From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court rejects definition of 'unborn' as an unborn child in Constitution The Eighth Referendum

Supreme Court rejects definition of 'unborn' as an unborn child in Constitution

The Taoiseach had previously halted publishing the draft legislation for the Eighth referendum pending the ruling.

From TheJournal.ie Argument from Justice Minister that unborn has no constitutional rights 'radical', Supreme Court told Bunreacht Na HÉireann

Argument from Justice Minister that unborn has no constitutional rights 'radical', Supreme Court told

The Supreme Court is considering the legal arguments for and against defining ‘the unborn’ in the Constitution as an unborn child.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet approves draft bill clearing way Oireachtas to set new abortion laws if 8th is repealed The Eighth

Cabinet approves draft bill clearing way Oireachtas to set new abortion laws if 8th is repealed

The deadline for production of a final bill is 6 March.

From TheJournal.ie About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks Opinion Poll

About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says she isn’t sure if the referendum will pass.

From TheJournal.ie The Supreme Court case that needs to be resolved before the Eighth Amendment referendum The Unborn

The Supreme Court case that needs to be resolved before the Eighth Amendment referendum

A ruling by the High Court in 2016 found that references to the “unborn” in the Constitution meant an unborn child.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar on changing abortion stance: 'Things aren't as black and white as they appear in your 20s' The Eighth

Varadkar on changing abortion stance: 'Things aren't as black and white as they appear in your 20s'

He said today that he is of the view that the Eighth Amendment “harms women”.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court dismisses Pro Life Campaign request to become adviser in 'defining the unborn' case Constitution

Supreme Court dismisses Pro Life Campaign request to become adviser in 'defining the unborn' case

The Pro Life Campaign had argued that it had spent “a significant amount of time” on the issue of defining the unborn.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court to decide whether Pro Life Campaign can be an advisor in the 'defining the unborn' case Bunreacht Na HÉireann

Supreme Court to decide whether Pro Life Campaign can be an advisor in the 'defining the unborn' case

The Pro Life Campaign argued that they had spent a significant amount of time on the issue that was before the Supreme Court.

From TheJournal.ie GPs will be permitted to conscientiously object to providing abortion services, Harris says The Eighth

GPs will be permitted to conscientiously object to providing abortion services, Harris says

The government has said it wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.

From TheJournal.ie Some GPs are 'outraged' that they're being expected to lead abortion services Unwanted Pregnancy

Some GPs are 'outraged' that they're being expected to lead abortion services

The government wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic' Eighth Amendment

Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'

The organisation is seeking legal advice about an ongoing dispute over a €137,000 grant it received.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: 'Right now a 15-year-old girl who is raped cannot get an abortion' The Eighth

Varadkar: 'Right now a 15-year-old girl who is raped cannot get an abortion'

Leo Varadkar said no foreign funding should prop up either campaign in the referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion referendum proposed for May, but 12-week law goes too far for Coveney The Eighth

Abortion referendum proposed for May, but 12-week law goes too far for Coveney

During the four-hour long special meeting on the issue there was division on the question of unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks.

From TheJournal.ie 'We’re asking people to trust women': Repeal referendum to be held before the end of May The Eighth This post contains videos

'We’re asking people to trust women': Repeal referendum to be held before the end of May

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar also confirmed that he would be campaigning for repeal.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar says he will campaign to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws The Eighth

Leo Varadkar says he will campaign to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws

Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Varadkar said he was in favour of changing Ireland’s abortion laws.

From TheJournal.ie 'Negative tactics': Pro-choice group anger as "repeal8th.ie" redirects to pro-life website The Eighth

'Negative tactics': Pro-choice group anger as "repeal8th.ie" redirects to pro-life website

The URL repealeight.ie brings users to a pro-choice website but repealeighth.ie is a pro-life site.

From TheJournal.ie Over half of voters are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment and abortion up to 12 weeks Opinion Poll

Over half of voters are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment and abortion up to 12 weeks

56% of voters said they would vote in favour of changing the Constitution.

From TheJournal.ie Charity's warning ahead of referendum: 'Stop exploiting children and adults with Down syndrome' The Eighth

Charity's warning ahead of referendum: 'Stop exploiting children and adults with Down syndrome'

Down Syndrome Ireland said use of images could cause stress for parents.

From TheJournal.ie 'Households will be split' - Leading Fianna Fáil TD doesn't back his leader on abortion The Eighth

'Households will be split' - Leading Fianna Fáil TD doesn't back his leader on abortion

Michael McGrath says repeal could lead to “an unknown”.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed' The Eighth This post contains videos

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed'

However, the Taoiseach didn’t confirm if he wants the Eighth Amendment to be repealed.

From TheJournal.ie Repeal-supporting Micheál Martin doesn't think he's out of step with his own party Repeal The 8th

Repeal-supporting Micheál Martin doesn't think he's out of step with his own party

Martin says his party’s TDs are free to hold their own views.

From TheJournal.ie 'We should remove the Eighth Amendment' - Micheál Martin has changed his mind Change Of Heart This post contains videos

'We should remove the Eighth Amendment' - Micheál Martin has changed his mind

Micheál Martin became the first of the two largest parties’ leaders to endorse the removal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

From TheJournal.ie Atheist Ireland calls for bibles to be removed from referendum polling stations Losing My Religion

Atheist Ireland calls for bibles to be removed from referendum polling stations

The group calls the current system “discriminatory”.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar still won't say how he'll campaign in an abortion referendum Repeal Or No Repeal This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar still won't say how he'll campaign in an abortion referendum

The Taoiseach says, however, that his Cabinet wants a referendum to take place.

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop Eamon Martin: 'Abortion ends the human life of an unborn girl or boy' Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin: 'Abortion ends the human life of an unborn girl or boy'

Martin wants followers to convince others to fight a repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Today is Nollaig na mBan, so what's it all about? Women's Christmas

Today is Nollaig na mBan, so what's it all about?

Events are taking place to celebrate the contribution of women to society.

From TheJournal.ie Read the emails sent to Leo in his first month as Taoiseach Autograph Requests

Read the emails sent to Leo in his first month as Taoiseach

People wanted to talk to Varadkar about the Pride Parade, the Eighth Amendment and the cost of rent.

From TheJournal.ie 'Once the debate starts. Once the referendum campaign kicks off, it's open season' Start Your Engines

'Once the debate starts. Once the referendum campaign kicks off, it's open season'

It’s almost time for the abortion debate to be in the hands of the Irish public.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says ministers will be allowed 'dissent' on Eighth Amendment 2018 Referendum

Taoiseach says ministers will be allowed 'dissent' on Eighth Amendment

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar added that his own personal views wouldn’t decide what stance the Cabinet takes.

From TheJournal.ie Legal abortion in cases of rape would be a 'GP-led service' under draft proposals Referendum

Legal abortion in cases of rape would be a 'GP-led service' under draft proposals

Cases of rape would follow the same rules as the proposed 12 week limit.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have further to go': Why three Sinn Féin politicians abstained in an Eighth Committee vote Abortion

'We have further to go': Why three Sinn Féin politicians abstained in an Eighth Committee vote

Louise O’Reilly said the motion to allow unrestricted access to a termination up to 12 weeks went “slightly beyond party policy”.

From TheJournal.ie Committee recommends legal abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy without restriction The Eighth

Committee recommends legal abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy without restriction

The recommendation matches that of the Citizens’ Assembly.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: TDs and Senators vote in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment The Eighth This post contains videos

As it happened: TDs and Senators vote in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment

A referendum on the issue will be held next year.

From TheJournal.ie Eighth Amendment committee to vote on repealing the Eighth today Abortion Laws

Eighth Amendment committee to vote on repealing the Eighth today

After the vote, the committee will begin drafting a report on its recommendations.

From TheJournal.ie Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll Eighth Amendment

Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll

A referendum is set to be held on the issue next year.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Eighth Amendment Committee to recommend straight repeal Liveblog

As it happened: Eighth Amendment Committee to recommend straight repeal

Here’s what happened at the committee’s meeting today.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Saturday Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A man found dead in Meath and medals awarded to Siege of Jadotville soldiers.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans'

The Eighth Amendment Committee today discussed access to scans, counselling and other services.

From TheJournal.ie Eighth Amendment Committee to decide on repeal or no repeal on 13 December The Eighth This post contains videos

Eighth Amendment Committee to decide on repeal or no repeal on 13 December

The committee is to begin drafting a report on its recommendations after 13 December.

From TheJournal.ie How much would a general election delay a referendum on the Eighth Amendment? Ballot Box

How much would a general election delay a referendum on the Eighth Amendment?

For one, a summer referendum would be out the window.