Letters

Amendment repeal an important step towards women’s access to full reproductive healthcare

This letter first appeared in The Kerryman on the 20th December 2017   The decision of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment to recommend Repeal Simpliciter is an important step towards ensuring pregnant women have access to full reproductive healthcare in Ireland. We have seen many politicians engage with the committee in good faith, ask questions and listen…

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Press Statements

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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Letters

Role of media in debate on Eighth is questionable

This letter, by Kerry for Choice member Paul WS Bowler, first appeared in the Irish Examiner on the 2nd November 2017 and in The Irish TImes on the 3rd November 2017 The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment may have made the inevitable referendum official, but campaigners have already been in referendum mode for months. And we must examine the role of…

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Letters

Being denied a say about their bodies

This letter, by Kerry for Choice member Paul WS Bowler, first appeared in the Sunday Independent on the 8th October 2017 Last weekend, I travelled from Kerry to Dublin to join 40,000 other people for the Abortion Rights Campaign’s annual March for Choice. While it was a demonstration about a serious issue, it was conducted with amazing positivity. There was…

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Articles

#WhyImMarching: It’s time Ireland took pregnancy and abortion seriously and gave women the care they need and want

  The Abortion Rights Campaign 6th Annual March for Choice takes place on Saturday, September 30th in Dublin. This is our second year representing the pro-choice people of Kerry and marching in solidarity with the one woman every week who leaves Kerry to access abortion services abroad. Here, some of our members share why marching is important to them. Paolo…

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Letters

Abortion legislation needs to catch up with reality

This letter first appeared in The Kerryman on the 27th September 2017 This Saturday, September 30th, will see people take to the streets in Dublin for the Abortion Rights Campaign’s 6th Annual March for Choice. Members Kerry for Choice will be amongst them. We will be marching in solidarity with the one woman every week who leaves Kerry to access…

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Letters

Ireland’s abortion laws are cruel and inhuman

This letter first appeared in The Kerryman on the 30th August 2017 Since its insertion into the Constitution in 1983 the Eighth Amendment has forced over 170,000 women to travel to the UK to access the abortions they need. One woman every week makes that journey from Kerry. The Eighth Amendment is failing women and girls. Miss X. Savita Halappanavar.…

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