Opinion

#WhyImMarching: It’s time Ireland took pregnancy and abortion seriously and gave women the care they need and want

  The Abortion Rights Campaign 6th Annual March for Choice takes place on Saturday, September 30th in Dublin. This is our second year representing the pro-choice people of Kerry and marching in solidarity with the one woman every week who leaves Kerry to access abortion services abroad. Here, some of our members share why marching is important to them. Paolo…

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Letters

Abortion legislation needs to catch up with reality

This letter first appeared in The Kerryman on the 27th September 2017 This Saturday, September 30th, will see people take to the streets in Dublin for the Abortion Rights Campaign’s 6th Annual March for Choice. Members Kerry for Choice will be amongst them. We will be marching in solidarity with the one woman every week who leaves Kerry to access…

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Letters

Ireland’s abortion laws are cruel and inhuman

This letter first appeared in The Kerryman on the 30th August 2017 Since its insertion into the Constitution in 1983 the Eighth Amendment has forced over 170,000 women to travel to the UK to access the abortions they need. One woman every week makes that journey from Kerry. The Eighth Amendment is failing women and girls. Miss X. Savita Halappanavar.…

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Time to remove flawed constitutional ban on abortion

This letter first appeared in The Kerryman on the 5th July 2017 Kerry for Choice cautiously welcomes the Citizens’ Assembly report on the Eighth Amendment and calls on the Joint Oireachtas Committee to respect the Assembly’s recommendations. We are pleased with the Assembly’s recommendation that the termination of pregnancy without restriction should be lawful. We also welcome, with caveats, that the…

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Press Statements

Kerry for Choice calls on Joint Oireachtas Committee to respect Citizens’ Assembly recommendations

This press statement was issued on 30th June 2017 Kerry for Choice cautiously welcomes the Citizens’ Assembly report on the Eighth Amendment and calls on the Joint Oireachtas committee to respect the Assembly’s recommendations. Kerry for Choice spokesperson Roesia Foley said, “We are pleased with the Assembly’s recommendation that the termination of pregnancy without restriction should be lawful. We also…

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49 women from Kerry seek abortions in the UK in 2016

This press statement was issued on 13th June 2017 Statistics published today by the UK Department of Health show that 49 women from Kerry accessed abortion services in England and Wales in 2016. Women from the island of Ireland accounted for 83% of legal abortions provided to non-residents in 2016. This annual report, published by the UK Department of Health,…

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Letters

Media must not allow opinion masquerade as fact in abortion debate

This letter first appeared in The Kerryman on the 3rd May 2017 Having heard from representatives on both sides of the abortion issue, 87 per cent of the Citizens’ Assembly concluded that the Eighth Amendment cannot remain in its current form. This emphasises the continuing need for honest and nuanced discussion surrounding Ireland’s abortion laws and how they should be…

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