Letters

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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Articles

Kerry for Choice Submission to the Citizens’ Assembly

This submission was made to the Citizens’ Assembly in December 2016 “The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.” – Article 40.3.3 Bunreacht na hÉireann About Kerry…

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Letters

Women Must be Able to Access Abortion Services in Ireland

This letter first appeared in The Kerryman on the 11th January 2017 While there is much to say about Councillor Culloty’s recent letter (The Kerryman, January 4) we would like to respond to his assumption in the final paragraph that describing anti-choice views as misogynistic and judgemental is an attempt to silence people who wish the Eighth Amendment to remain…

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Funding Given to Kerry for Choice is all on the Record

This letter first appeared in The Kerryman on the 23rd November 2016 Mary Fitzgibbon (Kerryman letters, November 16) wrote about attending a public information evening on why the Eighth Amendment must be repealed. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ms Fitzgibbon for coming and participating in this event. Not a single public representative saw fit to attend,…

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Letters

Overwhelming Support for Reform of Abortion Laws

This letter first appeared in The Kerryman on the 3rd August 2016 While there’s much to criticise in Henry Gaynor’s most recent letter (The Kerryman, July 27) we would like to answer the charge contained in the final paragraphs. In these he accuses pro-choice campaigners of having ‘hijacked’ the tragedy of Fatal Foetal Abnormality. It’s the type of cynical charge…

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Press Statements

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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