Ireland – Abortion up to 12 weeks needed to deal with ‘exceptional cases’ – Sinn Féin

Abortion up to 12 weeks needed to deal with ‘exceptional cases’ - Sinn Féin
Party wants legislation in place by early autumn if Eighth Amendment is repealed

April 26, 2018
Sarah Bardon

Sinn Féin has called on the Government to ensure legislation to allow for abortion in certain circumstances is introduced by early autumn, if the Eighth Amendment is removed from the Constitution.

The party formally launched its campaign to repeal Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution yesterday and insisted it would canvass in every county for a Yes vote.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/abortion-up-to-12-weeks-needed-to-deal-with-exceptional-cases-sinn-f%C3%A9in-1.3475757

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Ireland – Simon Coveney: My indecision on abortion is final (I think)

Simon Coveney: My indecision on abortion is final (I think)
Simon Coveney is suffering brickbats for changing his mind on abortion. Is this only a personal crisis, or does it reflect a split in the government, asks Stephen O’Brien

Stephen O’Brien, Political Editor
April 1 2018

The headline in the Irish Examiner confirmed that all was not well in Cork. “Coveney plan for legal lock in tatters,” the newspaper declared on Wednesday as the tanaiste, a local TD, made the news for the third day running.

“Tanaiste Simon Coveney has been left humiliated after his two-thirds Dail majority legal-lock plan for the government’s post-referendum abortion law was labelled unconstitutional, naive and deeply damaging to the ‘yes’ campaign,” the Examiner railed.

Continued: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/simon-coveney-my-indecision-on-abortion-is-final-i-think-qjxq07h2p

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Ireland – Sinn Féin suspends TD who voted against party on abortion

Sinn Féin suspends TD who voted against party on abortion
Carol Nolan opposes repeal of Eighth Amendment of the Constitution

Wed, Mar 21, 2018
Sarah Bardon

Sinn Féin TD Carol Nolan has been suspended from the party for three months after defying its position on the Eighth Amendment.

Ms Nolan, a TD for Offaly-North Tipperary, voted against second stage of the Thirty Sixth Amendment to the Constitution Bill in the Dáil on Wednesday

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/sinn-f%C3%A9in-suspends-td-who-voted-against-party-on-abortion-1.3435402

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Ireland – Senior Sinn Féin TD suggests allowing 12-weeks unrestricted abortion needed for rape cases

Senior Sinn Féin TD suggests allowing 12-weeks unrestricted abortion needed for rape cases
The party does not currently support the proposal to allow abortions up to 12 weeks

Cormac McQuinn
March 15 2018

A SENIOR Sinn Féin TD has said he doesn’t see how abortions can be provided in cases of rape unless unrestricted terminations up to 12 weeks are allowed.

Sinn Féin does not currently support the proposal to allow abortions up to 12 weeks.

The measure was suggested by the Oireachtas Committee due to the difficulty of legislating for cases of rape and incest.

Continued: https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/abortion-referendum/senior-sinn-fin-td-suggests-allowing-12weeks-unrestricted-abortion-needed-for-rape-cases-36709829.html

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Ireland: TDs who defy SF on abortion ‘will be disciplined’

TDs who defy SF on abortion 'will be disciplined'

Cormac McQuinn
February 12 2018

Sinn Féin TDs who oppose the party's position on abortion face the prospect of disciplinary action, its new leader Mary Lou McDonald has said.

Two of its TDs, Peadar Tóibín and Carol Nolan, are against repealing the Eighth Amendment and legislation that would allow unrestricted abortions 12 weeks into a pregnancy. While Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are allowing free votes for their TDs, Ms McDonald said Sinn Féin TDs will be expected to comply with the party's position or face disciplinary procedures.

Continued: https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/abortion-referendum/tds-who-defy-sf-on-abortion-will-be-disciplined-36592544.html

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