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Road ahead is now clear for the Oireachtas to deal with the Eighth Amendment

Citizens’ Assembly delivers report on Eighth Amendment to Oireachtas The publication of the Citizen’s Assembly report on the Eighth Amendment has been welcomed by the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment. The Citizens’ Assembly recommended sweeping reform of Ireland’s abortion laws by a large majority vote in April of this year. Commenting on the publication […]

Ireland’s Abortion Failings to be Highlighted at High-Level EU Meetings

Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment invited to address several European meetings this week Ireland’s failure to provide safe and legal abortion services will be highlighted by the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment at a number of high-level European meetings over the coming week. Tomorrow, Thursday, 21st June at 4pm, Ailbhe Smyth, Convenor of the Coalition, […]

Date for abortion referendum must be set

Article in The Times Ireland today is yet another indictment of Ireland’s failure to respect women’s rights and to ensure their safety The disturbing case of two women who had attempted suicide and were turned down abortions in Ireland is yet another example of why a referendum on abortion in Ireland is urgently required. That’s […]

Coalition to Repeal the 8th’s first regional branch launches in Cork

Source: SHEmazing, 13th June, 2017 The Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment is a growing alliance of over 80 organisations who believe that the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution must be repealed ‘in order to respect and protect the lives, health and choices of women in Ireland.’ The coalition includes human rights organisations, feminist and pro-choice organisations, […]

Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment welcomes UN Human Rights Committee ruling on Ireland’s abortion laws

– For the second time the UN Human Rights Committee finds Ireland’s abortion laws cruel and inhuman – The Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment welcomes the UN Human Rights Committee’s findings against Ireland in the Whelan v Ireland case, details of which were published today (13.06.2017).  The Committee ruled in favour of Siobhán Whelan, […]