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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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Letters

We must have more compassion for human frailty

This letter, by Kerry for Choice member Saorlait Moore-Foley, first appeared in The Kerryman on the 8th March 2018 IT seems to me that both sides of the abortion debate are motivated by fear. THE world in which we live can be frightening and unpredictable, and our lives can be messy and confusing. I think those who claim pro-life views…

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Abortion is a decision that is never taken lightly

This letter, by Kerry for Choice member Fionnuala Sarsfield, first appeared in The Kerryman on the 28th February 2018 I read with interest Michael Gleeson’s letter re morality and the choices women make (The Kerryman, February 21). Elderly gentlemen seem to think that women who don’t do what they are told are immoral. Abortion is never a decision that is…

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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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Taoiseach’s journey

This letter first appeared in The Kerryman on the 31st January 2018 Kerry for Choice commends the Taoiseach for the journey he has taken in the past few years and we welcome his commitment to changing our abortion laws. We’d also like to commend the TDs and Senators who spoke in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment and adopting the…

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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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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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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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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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