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# the-eighth - Yesterday’s News

# the-eighth - Sunday 18 February, 2018

About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says she isn’t sure if the referendum will pass.

The Supreme Court case that needs to be resolved before the Eighth Amendment referendum

A ruling by the High Court in 2016 found that references to the “unborn” in the Constitution meant an unborn child.

# the-eighth - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Varadkar on changing abortion stance: 'Things aren't as black and white as they appear in your 20s'

He said today that he is of the view that the Eighth Amendment “harms women”.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Supreme Court dismisses Pro Life Campaign request to become adviser in 'defining the unborn' case

The Pro Life Campaign had argued that it had spent “a significant amount of time” on the issue of defining the unborn.

# the-eighth - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Supreme Court to decide whether Pro Life Campaign can be an advisor in the 'defining the unborn' case

The Pro Life Campaign argued that they had spent a significant amount of time on the issue that was before the Supreme Court.

GPs will be permitted to conscientiously object to providing abortion services, Harris says

The government has said it wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.

# the-eighth - Monday 5 February, 2018

Some GPs are 'outraged' that they're being expected to lead abortion services

The government wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.

# the-eighth - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Amnesty boss says watchdog's grant decision could prove 'catastrophic'

The organisation is seeking legal advice about an ongoing dispute over a €137,000 grant it received.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Varadkar: 'Right now a 15-year-old girl who is raped cannot get an abortion'

Leo Varadkar said no foreign funding should prop up either campaign in the referendum.

# the-eighth - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Abortion referendum proposed for May, but 12-week law goes too far for Coveney

During the four-hour long special meeting on the issue there was division on the question of unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks.

# the-eighth - Monday 29 January, 2018

'We’re asking people to trust women': Repeal referendum to be held before the end of May The Eighth This post contains videos

'We’re asking people to trust women': Repeal referendum to be held before the end of May

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar also confirmed that he would be campaigning for repeal.

# the-eighth - Saturday 27 January, 2018

Leo Varadkar says he will campaign to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws

Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Varadkar said he was in favour of changing Ireland’s abortion laws.

'Negative tactics': Pro-choice group anger as "repeal8th.ie" redirects to pro-life website

The URL repealeight.ie brings users to a pro-choice website but repealeighth.ie is a pro-life site.

# the-eighth - Friday 26 January, 2018

Over half of voters are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment and abortion up to 12 weeks

56% of voters said they would vote in favour of changing the Constitution.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Charity's warning ahead of referendum: 'Stop exploiting children and adults with Down syndrome'

Down Syndrome Ireland said use of images could cause stress for parents.

# the-eighth - Monday 22 January, 2018

'Households will be split' - Leading Fianna Fáil TD doesn't back his leader on abortion

Michael McGrath says repeal could lead to “an unknown”.

# the-eighth - Friday 19 January, 2018

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed' The Eighth This post contains videos

Varadkar says Ireland's abortion laws are 'too restrictive and need to be reformed'

However, the Taoiseach didn’t confirm if he wants the Eighth Amendment to be repealed.

Repeal-supporting Micheál Martin doesn't think he's out of step with his own party

Martin says his party’s TDs are free to hold their own views.

# the-eighth - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'We should remove the Eighth Amendment' - Micheál Martin has changed his mind Change Of Heart This post contains videos

'We should remove the Eighth Amendment' - Micheál Martin has changed his mind

Micheál Martin became the first of the two largest parties’ leaders to endorse the removal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

# the-eighth - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Atheist Ireland calls for bibles to be removed from referendum polling stations

The group calls the current system “discriminatory”.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Leo Varadkar still won't say how he'll campaign in an abortion referendum Repeal Or No Repeal This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar still won't say how he'll campaign in an abortion referendum

The Taoiseach says, however, that his Cabinet wants a referendum to take place.

# the-eighth - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Archbishop Eamon Martin: 'Abortion ends the human life of an unborn girl or boy'

Martin wants followers to convince others to fight a repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

# the-eighth - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Today is Nollaig na mBan, so what's it all about?

Events are taking place to celebrate the contribution of women to society.

# the-eighth - Monday 25 December, 2017

Read the emails sent to Leo in his first month as Taoiseach

People wanted to talk to Varadkar about the Pride Parade, the Eighth Amendment and the cost of rent.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

'Once the debate starts. Once the referendum campaign kicks off, it's open season'

It’s almost time for the abortion debate to be in the hands of the Irish public.

# the-eighth - Monday 18 December, 2017

Taoiseach says ministers will be allowed 'dissent' on Eighth Amendment

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar added that his own personal views wouldn’t decide what stance the Cabinet takes.

# the-eighth - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Legal abortion in cases of rape would be a 'GP-led service' under draft proposals

Cases of rape would follow the same rules as the proposed 12 week limit.

'We have further to go': Why three Sinn Féin politicians abstained in an Eighth Committee vote

Louise O’Reilly said the motion to allow unrestricted access to a termination up to 12 weeks went “slightly beyond party policy”.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Committee recommends legal abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy without restriction

The recommendation matches that of the Citizens’ Assembly.

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.

Eighth Amendment committee to vote on repealing the Eighth today

After the vote, the committee will begin drafting a report on its recommendations.

# the-eighth - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll

A referendum is set to be held on the issue next year.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

As it happened: Eighth Amendment Committee to recommend straight repeal

Here’s what happened at the committee’s meeting today.

# the-eighth - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A man found dead in Meath and medals awarded to Siege of Jadotville soldiers.

# the-eighth - 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.

# the-eighth - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Eighth Amendment Committee to decide on repeal or no repeal on 13 December The Eighth This post contains videos

Eighth Amendment Committee to decide on repeal or no repeal on 13 December

The committee is to begin drafting a report on its recommendations after 13 December.

# the-eighth - Saturday 25 November, 2017

How much would a general election delay a referendum on the Eighth Amendment?

For one, a summer referendum would be out the window.

# the-eighth - 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.

# the-eighth - 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.

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