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# 8th amendment

This year
The long road to Repeal, a timeline of abortion law in Ireland
Looking back at the key moments in Ireland’s abortion law history that brought us to where we are today.
All time
Harris lobbied by pharmacists' group and pharma company on free contraception
The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment recommended free contraception for all women.
Timeline: The history of abortion in Ireland
Ireland voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment in May of this year.
Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons
The Health Minister also said he wants the Bill to be inclusive of members of the trans community.
Campaigning for Repeal: 'My hijab made me a target. My brown skin made me a target'
Now I see why so few other Muslim girls chose to voice opinions about the referendum, writes Somaya Mahmud.
Ruth Coppinger: No Leo, this wasn't a 'quiet revolution'
It was the active involvement of tens of thousands on the ground in the referendum campaign – a social and political movement in itself – that was critical to the resounding win, writes Ruth Coppinger.
Observers from the UK, US and Canada monitored the Eighth referendum
They raised concerns about some ballot boxes allegedly not being sealed correctly and so-called ‘family voting’.
Irish viewers were emotional watching the Gogglebox folk discuss last week's referendum
‘They just wanted a choice.’
Column: 'We need to learn from how we treated each other during the referendum'
Whatever way we voted, we are all human beings and deserve respect, writes Philip Kirwan.
GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result
Abortion services are expected to be GP-led.
Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result
Eamon Martin, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, has thanked “courageous” pro-life campaigners.
'We owe her family a great debt': Calls for abortion legislation to be named Savita's Law
Together for Yes said the legislation must be enacted as quickly as possible.
Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer
It could be in place by the end of the year.
'Stepping out from under our shadows': How international media reacted to the referendum
The eyes of the world were on Ireland yesterday.
This is why you're still seeing referendum ads online
Google said that it was blocking ads – but Google isn’t the only way for campaigns to place ads online.
Don't be confused at the ballot box - you're voting on the 36th Amendment tomorrow
The Eighth Amendment won’t be mentioned on the ballot paper.
'You have to examine your conscience': What tipped the scales for someone who voted for the 8th in 1983?
“I gave a lot of thought to this referendum.”
'Please come home Mam, I'm in agony': Parents of women who had crisis pregnancies urge Yes vote
Elaine Bedford spoke about her daughter’s experience taking abortion pills last year.
'She was not a baby with a fatal foetal abnormality, she was my baby, and she was perfect'
We are being asked to sanction every future abortion in Ireland on the basis of my pain, and the pain of women like me, writes Vicky Wall.
John Bruton: 'Abortion ends a life. Once it has happened there is no going back'
If the State is to have a obligation to step in to protect a one-month-old baby, it also has an obligation, four months earlier, to protect its right to be born, writes John Bruton.
'If you vote No, abortion will not stop, we'll just export it to England'
John Halligan has appealed to men, in particular, to back the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.
'I realised she didn’t want me to get pregnant because that would impact me so much with chemo'
How does it feel to go through cancer treatment when you could potentially get pregnant?
Watch: We put your questions to the chair of the Referendum Commission
We spoke live to Justice Isobel Kennedy.
'It's not right for a woman to be criminalised for having a choice to her own body and her own quality of life'
We spoke to 3 men in their early 20s who will be voting yes in the upcoming referendum and found out why.
What would you like to ask the head of the Referendum Commission?
We’re putting them to Justice Isobel Kennedy in a Facebook Live.
On the fence on the 8th? Here are the interviews everyone should listen to before May 25th
Make sure you’re informed before you go to the polls.
Families of those who died in road accidents 'upset' at placing of white crosses in Donegal
A Donegal Pro-Life campaigner told that “this is our version of posters”.
'I was in pain all the time': Pregnant woman denied treatment for 'gangrenous ovarian cyst'
Kate Campbell had to have her ovary, fallopian tube and part of her abdominal wall removed.
'Our access to basic healthcare is determined by whether we can afford it, our visa status, our passport and our language'
Migrant women and pregnant people including asylum seekers are disproportionately affected by the 8th Amendment.
Two Irish women told us what it was like being students during the 1983 Referendum
One voted for, one voted against the Amendment. How will they vote this time?
'I'm not amoral, not stupid, and not promiscuous. I took every precaution. I still got pregnant'
“Am I selfish for taking control of my own fate rather than simply letting life happen to me? I do not see it that way.”
12 little things you can do to switch off if the referendum is getting too much for you
We all need to look after ourselves.
13 songs for Yes that you need to get you through to May 25th
We’ve designed the perfect playlist.
The deadline to register to vote is today, here's what you need to know
It’s not too late to register but you need to get your skates on.
'I am Irish': Modern Family's Sarah Hyland on the need to repeal the 8th Amendment
“I am a woman. I am Irish.”
Anti-amendment Dún Laoghaire bucked the national trend in '83. We went to talk to locals this week
The ’83 debate was bitter and divisive. Those who lived through it say there’s a more informed debate on the doorsteps today.
Q&A: Here's how many women and girls travel to the UK for abortions
More than 170,000 females have travelled to another country for a termination since 1980.
8 out of 10 voters in this area backed the Eighth Amendment in '83. We went to talk to locals this week
How are the campaigns shaping up in traditionally conservative Roscommon and east Mayo?
'It seems disingenuous that now a referendum about abortion is on the cards, women are now front and centre of Fianna Fáil'
The photo which is mostly made up of men is quite jarring to the eye.
Q&A: Why has the government chosen 12 weeks as the general time limit for abortion?
The use of abortion pills and pregnancy as a result of rape impacted the decision.