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#8thcomm

# 8thcomm - Saturday 14 April, 2018

What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made
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What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made

Apr 14th 2018, 9:00 PM 21,220 Views 136 Comments

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

Dec 13th 2017, 7:10 PM 67,615 Views 344 Comments

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

Nov 30th 2017, 7:35 PM 25,579 Views 180 Comments

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

Nov 23rd 2017, 6:30 PM 23,751 Views 203 Comments

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

Nov 22nd 2017, 7:43 PM 38,795 Views 214 Comments

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

Nov 15th 2017, 7:15 PM 23,012 Views 203 Comments

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

Nov 8th 2017, 8:35 PM 28,726 Views 190 Comments

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

Oct 25th 2017, 9:10 PM 44,322 Views 214 Comments

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

Oct 18th 2017, 9:25 PM 42,798 Views 214 Comments

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

Oct 12th 2017, 5:05 PM 16,885 Views 39 Comments

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

Oct 11th 2017, 5:00 PM 24,931 Views 34 Comments

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

Oct 4th 2017, 6:19 PM 17,700 Views 243 Comments

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

Sep 27th 2017, 5:15 PM 15,029 Views 128 Comments

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

Sep 20th 2017, 4:40 PM 19,565 Views 83 Comments

Justice Mary Laffoy spoke before the 22 member committee.