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From TheJournal.ie As it happened: 'A woman is responsible for her own choice, ultimately she has to make the decision' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'A woman is responsible for her own choice, ultimately she has to make the decision'

The Eighth Amendment Committee today focused on obstetric medicine in the Netherlands.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'

Representatives from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and support group One Day More addressed the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

From TheJournal.ie Eighth Amendment Committee to publicly discuss allegations of bias this afternoon The Eighth

Eighth Amendment Committee to publicly discuss allegations of bias this afternoon

Two members of the committee have accused the proceedings of being biased.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'

Representatives from the Irish Family Planning Association and the HSE appeared before the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away'

Today’s hearing focused on mental health, and medical and international law.

From TheJournal.ie US doctor rejects invite to 'kangaroo court' Eighth Amendment Committee The Eighth

US doctor rejects invite to 'kangaroo court' Eighth Amendment Committee

Martin J McCaffrey says he will not be attending.

From TheJournal.ie People were polled with the same questions as the Citizens' Assembly. Here's what they said The Eighth

People were polled with the same questions as the Citizens' Assembly. Here's what they said

The Citizens’ Assembly had an almost two-thirds majority vote (64%) for access to abortion on request at least in early pregnancy.

From TheJournal.ie Ronan Mullen said his comment about Savita Halappanavar 'could be reworded'. Here's what he said The Eighth

Ronan Mullen said his comment about Savita Halappanavar 'could be reworded'. Here's what he said

A defiant Mullen rejected all criticisms of his comments in a statement today.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: 'We signed for our baby's remains like an Amazon delivery, it haunted us' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'We signed for our baby's remains like an Amazon delivery, it haunted us'

Today’s session focused on mental health, and terminations in cases of rape and foetal abnormality.

From TheJournal.ie Mattie McGrath storms out of 'biased' Eighth Amendment Committee Importance Of Life

Mattie McGrath storms out of 'biased' Eighth Amendment Committee

Mattie McGrath had asked members of Sinn Féin to reveal where Jean McConville’s body was buried before storming out.

From TheJournal.ie Members of Eighth Amendment Committee receive letter warning of 'excommunication' Framed And All

Members of Eighth Amendment Committee receive letter warning of 'excommunication'

Senator Lynn Ruane said she’d never seen that level of detail in a package sent to her office before.

From TheJournal.ie Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance Iona Institute

Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance

Professor Patricia Casey has accused the committee of being biased.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: 'The Eighth has caused endless problems, you need to legislate' Abortion

As it happened: 'The Eighth has caused endless problems, you need to legislate'

The wording remains uncertain, but we’re having a referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Exploding the myths about 'live birth abortions' The Eighth

Column: Exploding the myths about 'live birth abortions'

It is time for those who profess to hold a high moral plane to demonstrate some respect for bereaved families and the memories of their dead babies, writes Gerry Edwards.

From TheJournal.ie 'These are the cases that keep us up at night' - GPs tell politicians about crisis pregnancy The Eighth

'These are the cases that keep us up at night' - GPs tell politicians about crisis pregnancy

The Irish College General Practitioners were speaking at today’s Eighth Amendment Committee meeting.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin maternity hospital chief says Irish abortion patient died while flying home after termination The Eighth

Dublin maternity hospital chief says Irish abortion patient died while flying home after termination

Fergal Malone revealed the woman’s death at yesterday’s hearing of the Committee on the Eighth Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Dr Rhona Mahony tells Eighth Committee: 'We must address the criminalisation of medical care' The Eighth

Dr Rhona Mahony tells Eighth Committee: 'We must address the criminalisation of medical care'

International experts are also set to address the members.

From TheJournal.ie Over half of voters would back a limited liberalisation of Ireland's abortion law Eighth Amendment

Over half of voters would back a limited liberalisation of Ireland's abortion law

A referendum on the topic is set to take place next year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Abortion on demand' or 'requesting healthcare'? Eighth Committee debates human rights As It Happened

'Abortion on demand' or 'requesting healthcare'? Eighth Committee debates human rights

The Eighth Amendment Committee is met for the third time today.

From TheJournal.ie Over half of people say they'd vote 'to repeal' in a referendum on the Eighth Amendment Cblive Poll

Over half of people say they'd vote 'to repeal' in a referendum on the Eighth Amendment

In a poll for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live, 55% of people said they’d vote yes to repeal in a referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach has no recollection of 'walking away' from LCD Soundsystem guitarist Repeal Bag

Taoiseach has no recollection of 'walking away' from LCD Soundsystem guitarist

Leo Varadkar told reporters today that he had “no difficulty” talking politics on social occasions.

From TheJournal.ie How Dublin's March for Choice was reported around the world The Eighth

How Dublin's March for Choice was reported around the world

Reuters, the New York Times and French newspaper Le Monde covered the demonstration.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Thousands take part in March for Choice in Dublin city centre The Eighth

Photos: Thousands take part in March for Choice in Dublin city centre

Meanwhile, the pro-life campaign is holding awareness events at 21 locations across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Today's March for Choice comes at a vital time for Ireland's abortion debate The Eighth

Today's March for Choice comes at a vital time for Ireland's abortion debate

It is the sixth annual march by the Abortion Rights Campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Second Dublin hotel cancels pro-life meeting after alleged death threats against staff The Eighth

Second Dublin hotel cancels pro-life meeting after alleged death threats against staff

Two venues have cancelled the event in the last week.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is not an abortion referendum, we need to stop calling it one' Opinion

'This is not an abortion referendum, we need to stop calling it one'

Member of maternity services advocacy group argues that language in the 2018 referendum could alienate the many people who could have deciding vote.

From TheJournal.ie 'The assembly has the advantage of not having to address constituents': Politicians discuss abortion The Eighth This post contains videos

'The assembly has the advantage of not having to address constituents': Politicians discuss abortion

The Committee on the Eighth Amendment met for the second time today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Taoiseach make clear his stance on the abortion campaign now? The Eighth This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Taoiseach make clear his stance on the abortion campaign now?

The Taoiseach is said to be waiting until the recommendations of the all-party committee before deciding his stance.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fair, balanced, impartial': Chair defends Citizens' Assembly at Oireachtas abortion committee The Eighth

'Fair, balanced, impartial': Chair defends Citizens' Assembly at Oireachtas abortion committee

Justice Mary Laffoy spoke before the 22 member committee.

From TheJournal.ie A referendum on the Eighth will be shaped by these 22 politicians. Here are their views on abortion On The Record

A referendum on the Eighth will be shaped by these 22 politicians. Here are their views on abortion

An Oireachtas committee meets for the first time in public today.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians are about to get down to the business of scoping out an abortion referendum The Eighth Amendment

Politicians are about to get down to the business of scoping out an abortion referendum

The Committee on the Eighth Amendment meets formally for the first time this week.

From TheJournal.ie Children's Minister says Irish women will never have autonomy until the Eighth is repealed Eighth Amendment

Children's Minister says Irish women will never have autonomy until the Eighth is repealed

Minister Katherine Zappone is making a speech at the opening of the Kennedy Summer School.

From TheJournal.ie No repeal: Citizens’ Assembly recommends replacing or amending Eighth Amendment Abortion This post contains videos

No repeal: Citizens’ Assembly recommends replacing or amending Eighth Amendment

The Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendation will be sent to the Oireachtas.

From TheJournal.ie The Citizens' Assembly votes on abortion today. Here's how it will play out The Eighth

The Citizens' Assembly votes on abortion today. Here's how it will play out

Up to four votes could take place over the course of two days.

From TheJournal.ie "The eighth amendment hasn't been voted upon in my lifetime. That's long enough" Noel Rock

"The eighth amendment hasn't been voted upon in my lifetime. That's long enough"

Fine Gael TD Noel Rock says the time has come for Ireland to vote on whether or not to repeal the eighth amendment to the constitution.

From TheJournal.ie A week out from polling day, the Catholic Bishops are weighing in on abortion The Eighth

A week out from polling day, the Catholic Bishops are weighing in on abortion

Today’s statement from the Bishops’ Conference coincides with a Labour event calling for a referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny to call convention on abortion if returned to power The Eighth

Kenny to call convention on abortion if returned to power

The Taoiseach was speaking at a meeting of the British Irish Council in London.

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