Letters

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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Press Statements

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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Opinion

3 ways you can help the #RepealThe8th campaign

As we await the final report from the Citizens’ Assembly and the outcome of the Oireachtas committee that will deal with the Assembly’s recommendations it is important to continue to emphasis that a full repeal of the Eighth Amendment is necessary because abortion has no place in the constitution. There is still work to do before we see a referendum, but…

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Letters

Why we are pro-choice and not pro-abortion

This letter, by Kerry for Choice member Saorlait Moore-Foley, first appeared in The Kerryman on 15th March 2017 The Eighth Amendment demands all pregnancies go to term, no matter how dire the situation is for a woman. As an afterthought, in 2013, the State added that perhaps it is okay if a pregnancy is prematurely terminated if a woman is…

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