Dublin student president ‘ousted over abortion views’

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Dublin student president ‘ousted over abortion views’

By Ciarán Dunbar, BBC News NI
1 November 2017

The ousted president of University College Dublin (UCD) Students' Union has said she was voted out of her post for holding anti-abortion views.

Students voted to impeach Katie Ascough last week after she stopped information on abortion from being published in a magazine aimed at first year students.

Campaigners said she had repeatedly acted against the union's stance against Ireland's strict abortion laws.

Continued at source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41775320

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Calls to impeach Dublin student president over anti-abortion stance

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Calls to impeach Dublin student president over anti-abortion stance

University College Dublin’s Katie Ascough faces vote after removing abortion information from student handbook

Henry McDonald in Dublin
Wednesday 11 October 2017

Tensions in Ireland over abortion have erupted at a university campus with attempts to impeach a student union president over her decision to ban information on pregnancy terminations from a student handbook.

The bid to oust University College Dublin’s Katie Ascough over her strong anti-abortion views comes ahead of what is widely expected to be a rancorous wider campaign in the run-up to next year’s planned abortion reform referendum.

Continued at source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/11/calls-impeach-dublin-student-president-anti-abortion-stance-katie-ascough

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