What can Ireland learn from the UK on abortion?

What can Ireland learn from the UK on abortion?
Of Irish women who receive abortion care in UK, 70 per cent are married or with a partner

May 23, 2018
Dr Patricia Lohr

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) has been providing abortion care to women from Ireland since 1968.

There is little difference between the reasons women from Ireland present and the reasons women from the UK present; they are diverse and multifaceted.

They may involve financial hardship, knowing one’s family is complete, inadequate partner or family support, domestic violence or simply a woman feeling she is not in a position to care for a baby at that point in her life.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/abortion-referendum/what-can-ireland-learn-from-the-uk-on-abortion-1.3504229

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Ireland: Claims of bias at abortion committee ‘utter nonsense’

Claims of bias at abortion committee ‘utter nonsense’
Senator Rónán Mullan says chair Catherine Noone had ‘failed to procure objectivity’

Nov 22, 2017
Colm Keena

Members of the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment have criticised colleagues who alleged its work displays bias or who have attacked the committee chair.

Earlier, Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy said a lot of the contributions to the committee had been factual rather than biased, and the claim that the committee was operating in a biased manner was “utter nonsense”.

Continued at source: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/claims-of-bias-at-abortion-committee-utter-nonsense-1.3301054

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Ireland: Abortion committee to meet to discuss allegations of bias

Abortion committee to meet to discuss allegations of bias
Committee told Irish women are having terminations later due to travel difficulties

Nov 22, 2017
Sarah Bardon

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment will hold a private meeting today to discuss allegations of bias made against the committee.

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy requested the discussion after two members of the committee claimed the outcome of their work was pre-determined.

Continued at source: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/abortion-committee-to-meet-to-discuss-allegations-of-bias-1.3300179

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Citizens’ Assembly to be balloted on abortion recommendations

Citizens’ Assembly to be balloted on abortion recommendations
Members will vote on the advice they will give to Government on Eighth Amendment

Mon, Mar 6, 2017
by Ronan McGreevy

(Summary: The Citizens Assembly in Ireland will present three main options to the government: To retain the eighth amendment as is, to repeal it, and to retain it but insert amendments.)

Members of the Citizens’ Assembly will be balloted next month on recommendations that they will give to the Government on the future of the constitutional amendment on abortion.

The 99 members will agree on the issues to be included in a ballot, and on the precise wording of the ballot, and that will be voted on, assembly chairwomanMs Justice Mary Laffoy said.

Continued at source: Irish Times: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/citizens-assembly-to-be-balloted-on-abortion-recommendations-1.2998919

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