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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Fianna Fail TD ‘struggling with his conscience’ cannot support Abortion Bill

Fianna Fail TD ‘struggling with his conscience’ cannot support Abortion Bill
Claims abortion will be used as contraception are offensive and ignorant - Harris

Thu, Oct 18, 2018
Marie O'Halloran

Minister for Health Simon Harris has described as “horrific and bizarre” a suggestion that abortion will in time be used as contraception.

He described such a mindset as worrying and said these sorts of views were offensive, ignorant, and showed a “fundamental lack of respect for women”.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/oireachtas/fianna-fail-td-struggling-with-his-conscience-cannot-support-abortion-bill-1.3668370

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Ireland: Two rural TDs plan political lobby group with anti-abortion stance

Two rural TDs plan political lobby group with anti-abortion stance
Mattie McGrath and Michael Collins set to promote anti-abortion message

Wed, Dec 27, 2017
Michael O'Regan

Plans are at an advanced stage for the creation of an informal political group to promote rural issues and an anti-abortion message, according to Independent TD Mattie McGrath.

The Tipperary TD told The Irish Times that a new year launch was envisaged for the group, which he is setting up with Independent TD for Cork South West Michael Collins.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/two-rural-tds-plan-political-lobby-group-with-anti-abortion-stance-1.3338487

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