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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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Kerry for Choice Calls for the Urgent Need to Repeal the Eighth

This press statement was issued on the 21st April 2016 At a recent meeting, Kerry for Choice chairperson Paula Dennan called for the urgent need to Repeal the Eighth Amendment before more women’s lives were put at risk. The Eighth Amendment interferes with the patient/doctor relationship and stops women from accessing services they might need to save their lives. This was…

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