Ireland – Nine TDs want law to ensure aborted foetuses are buried or cremated

Nine TDs want law to ensure aborted foetuses are buried or cremated
A number of TDs have put down amendments ahead of the three-day discussion of the proposed abortion legislation next week.

Fri Nov 2, 2018

ANTI-ABORTION TDS have proposed that the remains of a foetus be either buried or cremated following termination of pregnancy.

The measure is just one of several amendments put down ahead of the three-day discussion of the proposed abortion legislation at the Oireachtas Health Committee next week.

Continued: https://www.thejournal.ie/abortion-law-burial-foetus-4319054-Nov2018/

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Ireland – TDs criticise Health Minister over new abortion law

TDs criticise Health Minister over new abortion law

Thursday, 25 Oct 2018 16:33
By Ailbhe Conneely, RTÉ News Political reporter

A number of deputies who campaigned for a No vote in the recent abortion referendum have accused the Minister for Health of failing to engage meaningfully with them over the Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy Bill.

Independent deputies Mattie McGrath, Michael Collins, Carol Nolan, Peter Fitzpatrick and Danny Healy-Rae said that while the public voted to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution, they did not vote in favour of the Bill in its current form.

Continued: https://www.rte.ie/news/politics/2018/1025/1006625-abortion-bill/

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Ireland – Sinn Féin warns against ‘filibustering’ during abortion bill debate

Sinn Féin warns against 'filibustering' during abortion bill debate

Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018
By Conor McMorrow, Reporter, RTÉ Political Staff

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has asked for a "full, deliberative and frank debate" on the legislation to change Ireland's abortion laws but cautioned against filibustering.

The debate on the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 resumed this evening. Ms McDonald said "this legislation will require very, very careful thought and deliberation".

Continued: https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/1016/1004645-abortion-dail-debate/

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Ireland – Yes campaign’s outreach to middle ground delivered the landslide

Yes campaign’s outreach to middle ground delivered the landslide
Undecideds swung in huge numbers to Yes, as politicians struggled to keep up with pace of change

May 27, 2018
Pat Leahy

Politicians and politics are playing catch-up, following Friday’s vote. It happened before, with contraception, divorce and homosexuality. Now it has happened with abortion.

It’s not so much that the vote will change our society, but rather that it signals that society has already changed. It has conceded to women power over their own lives that had been previously withheld by the State.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/abortion-referendum/yes-campaign-s-outreach-to-middle-ground-delivered-the-landslide-1.3510338

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Ireland – Abortion referendum to go ahead following Dáil vote

Abortion referendum to go ahead following Dáil vote
Vote to hold referendum passes by 97 to 27, with 16 Fianna Fáil TDs voting against

Wed, Mar 21, 2018
Sarah Bardon, Marie O'Halloran, Michael O'Regan

TDs voted by 97 to 27 on Wednesday night to allow a referendum on abortion to go ahead.

After numerous votes in the Dáil, 16 Fianna Fáil TDs voted against the legislation, five fewer than in a vote earlier in the day.

The Bill now goes to the Seanad.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/oireachtas/abortion-referendum-to-go-ahead-following-d%C3%A1il-vote-1.3435008

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