Ireland – Taoiseach to launch campaign for pro-repeal FG members

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Taoiseach to launch campaign for pro-repeal FG members
Leo Varadkar to hold an event calling for a ‘Yes’ vote in Eighth Amendment referendum

Tue, Apr 17, 2018
Sarah Bardon Political Reporter

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to launch a campaign for Fine Gael members in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment.

Mr Varadkar and a number of senior Ministers will hold an event this weekend outlining why they believe people should vote “Yes” in the forthcoming referendum on the Amendment.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/abortion-referendum/taoiseach-to-launch-campaign-for-pro-repeal-fg-members-1.3464898

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Ireland: Abortion vote tracker: check how TDs and Senators plan to vote in referendum

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Abortion vote tracker: check how TDs and Senators plan to vote in referendum
We ask every TD and Senator if they want the Eighth Amendment repealed

Jan 13, 2018
Pat Leahy Political Editor

For many months, Irish Times/Ipsos polls have shown an overwhelming majority of the public are in favour of at least some liberalisation of Ireland’s strict anti-abortion laws. Now a survey of TDs shows these attitudes are reflected in the Dáil.

The Dáil will back a repeal of the Eighth Amendment, which prohibits abortion in almost all cases, by a huge majority, according data compiled by The Irish Times for our Abortion Referendum Tracker.

Continued at source: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/abortion-vote-tracker-check-how-tds-and-senators-plan-to-vote-in-referendum-1.3353498

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