Ireland – Abortion will be won 60-40, says minister; Save the 8th begins ’12 weeks’ campaign

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Abortion will be won 60-40, says minister; Save the 8th begins '12 weeks' campaign

Monday, April 16, 2018
By Elaine Loughlin, Political Correspondent

The referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment will be won 60% to 40%, Minister Finian McGrath.

Speaking at an Inclusion Ireland event this morning, the Disabilities Minister said he is now "fairly confident" the abortion referendum will pass, but said there is no room for complacency.

Mr McGrath said: "I believe it will be 60 - 40. I know from my own constituency Dublin Bay North, that would be the kind of view that I am getting.

Continued: https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/abortion-will-be-won-60-40-says-minister-837576.html

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Ireland: Both sides of abortion debate ‘abuse existence’ of people with disabilities

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Both sides of abortion debate ‘abuse existence’ of people with disabilities
‘We must stop our existence being used and abused,’ says leading disability campaigner

Sep 24, 2017
Seán Dunne

A leading disability campaigner has called on both sides in the abortion debate to stop “abusing the existence” of people with disabilities in their campaigns.

Suzy Byrne, an awardwinning blogger and advocate who lives with a disability in Dublin, also expressed concern at the way in which disability was being used by “right to die” advocates to justify euthanasia.

Continued at source: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/both-sides-of-abortion-debate-abuse-existence-of-people-with-disabilities-1.3231980

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