Repealing the 8th – Time to push forward

The results of the Citizens Assembly and consistent opinion polls show that the large majority of the Irish people support abortion rights for women in a form that is incompatible with the 8th Amendment.

Repealing the 8th – Time to push forward

By Mary Smith For example a poll earlier this year showed that more than 80% of the population would favour the right to abortion in circumstances where there is a threat to woman’s health. This completely contradicts the 8th Amendment which equates the life of the foetus with that of the mother. The same opinion […]

Women’s right to choose: North and South

Abortion rights are again very much on the agenda in Ireland, North and South.

Women’s right to choose: North and South

Women’s right to choose: North and South Repeal the Eighth Abortion rights are again very much on the agenda in Ireland, North and South. As elections approach in the South, most political parties look forced to agree to a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment. Without such a referendum, no progress can be made in […]