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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 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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