Ireland: Tensions over witnesses’ letters at Eighth Amendment committee

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Tensions over witnesses' letters at Eighth Amendment committee
Updated / Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017

Chair of the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment has told members that she will not be reading letters of witnesses into the record of the committee, if they choose not to attend.

Senator Catherine Noone was returning to an earlier request by Deputy Mattie McGrath of the Rural Independent Group, who requested that letters be those who did not attend today be read by the chair.

Continued at source: https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1108/918537-oireachtas-eighth-amendment-committee/

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Almost half of all abortions performed worldwide are unsafe, reveals WHO

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Almost half of all abortions performed worldwide are unsafe, reveals WHO

World Health Organisation figures show 25.1 million procedures every year are not safe, with abortion-related deaths highest in west and central Africa

Sarah Boseley Health editor
Wednesday 27 September 2017

There are nearly 56 million abortions every year in the world and almost half of them are unsafe, according to a major piece of research from the World Health Organisation.

The study found that there were 55.7 million abortions every year between 2010 and 2014 worldwide, and of them 17.1 million were unsafe because the woman was taking pills alone or was with a trained helper but using a method of abortion that is no longer considered best practice.

Continued: The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/27/almost-half-of-all-abortions-performed-worldwide-are-unsafe-reveals-who?CMP=share_btn_tw

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Citizens’ Assembly to be balloted on abortion recommendations

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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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