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Kerry for Choice joins national Together for Yes campaign

    Kerry for Choice has joined Together for Yes, the National Civil Society campaign to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution. Kerry for Choice spokesperson and Convener Paula Dennan said: “We are proud to join the national Together for Yes campaign to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution on Friday, May 25th. We are calling on all…

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Wording of enabling clause welcomed by Kerry for Choice

This statement was issued on 21st February 2018 Kerry for Choice welcomes the Government’s proposed clear and concise enabling clause as an important step toward a referendum to Repeal the Eighth Amendment. Kerry for Choice spokesperson and Convener Paula Dennan said the insertion of an enabling clause which reads: “Provision may be made by law for the regulation of termination…

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Kerry for Choice welcomes Government’s ‘repeal and enact’ referendum proposal

This press statement was issued on 30th January 2018 Kerry for Choice welcomes the Government’s repeal and enact referendum proposal. Paula Dennan, Convener of Kerry for Choice, said: “The Government’s announcement that a referendum on repealing Eighth Amendment will be held before the end of May is a momentous occasion for the people of Ireland. We are one step closer…

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Kerry for Choice welcomes Taoiseach’s commitment to changing abortion laws

This statement was issued on 28th January 2018 Kerry for Choice welcomes the Taoiseach’s announcement that he will campaign to liberalise Ireland’s abortion laws. Paula Dennan, Convener of Kerry for Choice said: “We commend the Taoiseach for the journey he has taken in the past few years and welcome his commitment to changing our abortion laws. We’d also like to…

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Kerry for Choice welcomes Joint Oireachtas Committee findings

This statement was issued on 17th December 2017 Kerry for Choice welcomes some of the findings of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution as an important step towards securing real and realistic abortion access in Ireland. Paula Dennan, Convener of Kerry for Choice, said: “The Committee’s decision to recommend Repeal Simpliciter is the first step…

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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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Kerry for Choice calls for nuanced discussion on abortion

This press statement was issued on the 29th May 2017 The Irish Times Poll results prove public opinion has moved on in the last number of years, but work still needs to be done. Speaking after the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll published on Friday Paula Dennan, Convener of Kerry for Choice, said: “We welcome that this poll shows huge…

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