Press Statements

52 Women from Kerry access abortion care in the UK in 2018

Statistics published today (13/6) by the UK Department of Health show that 52 women from Kerry travelled to have an abortion in England or Wales in 2018. Kerry for Choice spokesperson Paula Dennan said: “These figures are broadly in line with previous years and show that, on average, one woman every week was forced to leave Kerry to access abortion…

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We Repealed the Eighth, but our work is far from over

Today (25/5) marks one year since the people of Ireland voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment and allow for free, safe and legal abortion access. The referendum showed the power of grassroots pro-choice movements, but our work is far from over. Paula Dennan, Kerry for Choice spokesperson said: “Today is the anniversary of a momentus vote for reproductive rights and…

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Press Statements

People are being left behind by abortion legislation

Today (16/2) Kerry for Choice joined 33 pro-choice groups from around the country in signing an open letter to the Minister for Health Simon Harris about our concerns that people are being left behind by the abortion legislation. The letter was organised by Tipperary for Choice a fellow regional group of the Abortion Rights Campaign. The letter reads: “Currently, rural…

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Articles

Open Letter to Minister Simon Harris – people are being left behind by the new abortion legislation

Dear Minister Harris, We are an amalgamation of pro-choice groups, writing to you to express our fear and disappointment that some people are being left behind by the new abortion legislation. Currently, rural abortion provision is sparse. Legislation has not been translated into action. Some counties have no GPs signed up to the service and other counties have limited provision,…

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Press Statements

Kerry for Choice welcomes abortion access in Ireland

Kerry for Choice welcomes realistic abortion access in Ireland for the first time. Pregnant people now have access to full reproductive healthcare. Kerry for Choice spokesperson Paula Dennan said; “Every meeting. Every protest. Every information stall. Every action. Every badge sold and worn. Every banner and placard waved. Every public information event. Every conversation had with friends, family and colleagues.…

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Press Statements

Local abortion services must be in place in time for January 2019 deadline

This press statement was issued on December 6th 2018 Kerry for Choice welcomes the passage of the passage of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill in the Dáil. While we remain troubled at numerous provisions contained in the Bill, this is a momentous step towards achieving abortion rights in Ireland. Paula Dennan, spokesperson for Kerry for Choice said;…

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Kerry for Choice warns against two-tiered system for abortion care

This press statement was issued on November 11th 2018 Kerry for Choice welcomes the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill moving on to the next stage, but warns against a two-tiered system when it comes to abortion access. Paula Dennan, Kerry for Choice spokesperson said; “We are pleased that the Health Committee rejected amendments brought forward by anti-choice TDs.…

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Press Statements

Issues with abortion legislation must be resolved says Kerry for Choice

This press statement was issued on October 26th 2018 Kerry for Choice welcomes this week’s Dáil vote which brings the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill to committee stage, but reiterates problems with the legislation. Paula Dennan, Kerry for Choice spokesperson said; “We are glad to see the legislation passing to the next stage. The referendum passed five months…

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Letters

Access to abortion must be provided locally – for rural and urban areas

This letter first appeared in The Kerryman on October 3rd 2018 Following the Abortion Rights Campaign 7th Annual March for Choice in Dublin on Saturday, September 29th, Kerry for Choice calls on the Government to ensure that abortion services are provided locally. Women living in rural Ireland must have the same access to reproductive healthcare as those living in cities.…

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Press Statements

Abortion services must be provided locally

This press statement was issued on September 28th 2018 Ahead of the Abortion Rights Campaign 7th Annual March for Choice in Dublin on Saturday, September 29th, Kerry for Choice calls on the Government to ensure that abortion services are provided locally. Paula Dennan, Kerry for Choice spokesperson said; “Women living in rural Ireland must have the same access to reproductive…

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