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# Eighth Q and A

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# Eighth Q and A
Q&A: The answers to your questions about the Eighth Amendment referendum
You’ve been submitting your questions – and here are the answers.
# Eighth Q and A
Q&A: Can the 'hard cases' be dealt with while still retaining the Eighth Amendment?
It’s been a big question in recent days.
# your questions
Q&A: Does the Eighth have to be repealed to legislate for fatal foetal abnormality cases?
The government’s legal advice and the position of the courts on the Eighth Amendment have tied the hands of legislators in the past.
# Eighth Amendment
Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?
Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.
# Eighth Q and A
Q&A: If the Eighth is repealed, what role would the Supreme Court play in abortion laws?
Could we see judicial interference? Constitutional expert Assistant Professor David Kenny examines the issue.
# Eighth Amendment
Pregnancy timeline: When does the heart, brain, and face form?
We don’t know where life begins – but here’s what we do know about what develops when during a pregnancy.
# 8th amendment
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.
# the money question
Q&A: Who will pay for abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed?
Will taxpayers cover the cost of abortion under the public system?
# Eighth Amendment
Q&A: What will we be asked to vote on in the Eighth Amendment referendum?
You asked, we answer.
# Explainer
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.
# Termination
Q&A: How are abortions carried out? Can a foetus feel pain?
It depends on a number of factors, including how far along the pregnancy is.