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#8thcomm

# 8thcomm - Saturday 14 April, 2018

What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made

Over the course of three months, 22 TDs and senators questioned experts and people who had personal experiences related to the topic.

# 8thcomm - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

As it happened: TDs and Senators vote in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment The Eighth This post contains videos

As it happened: TDs and Senators vote in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment

A referendum on the issue will be held next year.

# 8thcomm - Thursday 30 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans'

The Eighth Amendment Committee today discussed access to scans, counselling and other services.

# 8thcomm - Thursday 23 November, 2017

As it happened: 'A woman is responsible for her own choice, ultimately she has to make the decision' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'A woman is responsible for her own choice, ultimately she has to make the decision'

The Eighth Amendment Committee today focused on obstetric medicine in the Netherlands.

# 8thcomm - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'

Representatives from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and support group One Day More addressed the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

# 8thcomm - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'

Representatives from the Irish Family Planning Association and the HSE appeared before the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

# 8thcomm - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away'

Today’s hearing focused on mental health, and medical and international law.

# 8thcomm - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

As it happened: 'We signed for our baby's remains like an Amazon delivery, it haunted us' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'We signed for our baby's remains like an Amazon delivery, it haunted us'

Today’s session focused on mental health, and terminations in cases of rape and foetal abnormality.

# 8thcomm - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

As it happened: 'The Eighth has caused endless problems, you need to legislate'

The wording remains uncertain, but we’re having a referendum.

# 8thcomm - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'These are the cases that keep us up at night' - GPs tell politicians about crisis pregnancy

The Irish College General Practitioners were speaking at today’s Eighth Amendment Committee meeting.

# 8thcomm - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Dr Rhona Mahony tells Eighth Committee: 'We must address the criminalisation of medical care'

International experts are also set to address the members.

# 8thcomm - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

'Abortion on demand' or 'requesting healthcare'? Eighth Committee debates human rights

The Eighth Amendment Committee is met for the third time today.

# 8thcomm - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

'The assembly has the advantage of not having to address constituents': Politicians discuss abortion The Eighth This post contains videos

'The assembly has the advantage of not having to address constituents': Politicians discuss abortion

The Committee on the Eighth Amendment met for the second time today.

# 8thcomm - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

'Fair, balanced, impartial': Chair defends Citizens' Assembly at Oireachtas abortion committee

Justice Mary Laffoy spoke before the 22 member committee.