Letters

Media must not allow opinion masquerade as fact in abortion debate

This letter first appeared in The Kerryman on the 3rd May 2017 Having heard from representatives on both sides of the abortion issue, 87 per cent of the Citizens’ Assembly concluded that the Eighth Amendment cannot remain in its current form. This emphasises the continuing need for honest and nuanced discussion surrounding Ireland’s abortion laws and how they should be…

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3 ways you can help the #RepealThe8th campaign

As we await the final report from the Citizens’ Assembly and the outcome of the Oireachtas committee that will deal with the Assembly’s recommendations it is important to continue to emphasis that a full repeal of the Eighth Amendment is necessary because abortion has no place in the constitution. There is still work to do before we see a referendum, but…

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Why we are pro-choice and not pro-abortion

This letter, by Kerry for Choice member Saorlait Moore-Foley, first appeared in The Kerryman on 15th March 2017 The Eighth Amendment demands all pregnancies go to term, no matter how dire the situation is for a woman. As an afterthought, in 2013, the State added that perhaps it is okay if a pregnancy is prematurely terminated if a woman is…

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I don’t want to hear men’s views on abortion

This letter, by Kerry for Choice member Fionnuala Sarsfield, first appeared in The Kerryman on the 11th January 2017 With reference to last week’s two letters to the Editor by two elderly Councillors on the subject of abortion, is it necessary to point out that these gentlemen will never be faced with this problem. Unless you have a woman’s body,…

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If men could have abortions, they would be available at ATMs

This letter, by Kerry for Choice member Dr. Maeve Mahon-Ferriter, first appeared in The Kerryman on 21st December 2016 Abortion is a basic health care need and a medical issue for woman and their doctors. I applaud Cllr. Michael Gleeson and other anti-choice men who write to the Kerryman sharing their opinions on this most personal and often difficult woman’s reproductive issue.…

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Kerry women shouldn’t have to leave the county to have an abortion

This letter, by Kerry for Choice member Fionnuala Sarsfield, first appeared in The Kerryman on the 7th December 2016 In reply to Joan Kelly’s letter in last week’s Kerryman, wondering why people are advocating to repeal the Eighth Amendment, let her remain flummoxed no longer. Can she really find it difficult to understand why a women pregnant by rape or incest…

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