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# Eighth Amendment

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Doctor who led inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death calls for Yes vote 'for women’s health and rights'
He also refuted claims that sepsis was the only cause of her death.
Q&A: Can the proposed legislation allowing abortion up to 12 weeks be changed in the future?
Many of our readers had questions about the legislative process, and trusting politicians.
Simon Harris to take part in live televised Eighth debate
The debates come with just days left in the campaign.
Vincent Browne: Let’s cease demanding more of women than we would dare demand of men
Writing in, Vincent Browne argues for a Yes vote on Friday.
Watch: We put your questions to the chair of the Referendum Commission
We spoke live to Justice Isobel Kennedy.
Harris: Some No campaigners 'trying to take Ireland back to Dark Ages on mental health'
The Health Minister joined the Masters of Ireland’s two main maternity hospitals in calling for a Yes vote in Friday’s referendum today.
Halligan says he was barred from being confirmation sponsor because of Eighth Amendment stance
The Bishop of Waterford said in a statement that a confirmation sponsor must be a “practising Catholic”.
Debate Room: Two lawyers on the 8th Amendment and if we should retain or repeal it
“Referendums can be incredibly blunt tools that force us into one of these two camps.”
Up to 125,000 people register to vote ahead of Eighth Amendment referendum
The National Youth Council of Ireland says new figures represent an “unprecedented surge of voter registration”.
Here's what 10 first time voters have got to say about the upcoming referendum
The atmosphere in secondary schools seems to vary greatly.
'Don't let what happened to us happen to other families': Savita's parents back Yes vote
Savita Halappanavar died on 28 October 2012 at University Hospital Galway.
Latest referendum polls show the 'Yes' side is ahead
This is likely to be the last of the national surveys before polling day.
What would you like to ask the head of the Referendum Commission?
We’re putting them to Justice Isobel Kennedy in a Facebook Live.
Here are some of the ways in which people who are too young to vote have been campaigning for the referendum
From Wexford to Westmeath, young people across the country have been involved.
'Our access to basic healthcare is determined by whether we can afford it, our visa status, our passport and our language'
Migrant women and pregnant people including asylum seekers are disproportionately affected by the 8th Amendment.
Renua calls for No vote and questions the number of abortion pills used in Ireland
The party acknowledged abortion pills are a problem but said it does not have a specific policy to deal with them.
'Callous and sinister' - Anger at white crosses 'symbolising a child's grave' along Letterkenny roads
It is understood that Donegal County Council is now in the process of removing them.
Leo Varadkar: It's 'only a matter of time' before a woman dies after taking abortion pills unsupervised
The Taoiseach told RTÉ about why he’s voting ‘Yes’.
Pro-life group says the 'No' on Ben Bulben was 'vandalised' and removed
Pictures from this morning show only remnants of the sign remaining.
An Taisce lodges complaint over huge 'No' sign placed on Benbulben by pro-life group
Work on the sign began at 4am this morning and it has now been completed.
Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again'
She said women need to be “placed at the centre of their own care”.
'Using the phrase 'social abortions' to try to publicly shame us is not okay'
Two women shared their abortion stories for the first time today and asked not to be shamed for their decisions.
People have been having fun with the giant No sign erected on a mountain in Sligo
Where there is a photo, there is photo editing software.
Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the Eighth referendum?
An Irish Times poll has indicated that 17% of people are still undecided about how they’ll vote.
Opinion poll: Repeal side still leads with a week to go but it is losing support
A new Irish Times poll outs the gap between the two sides at 12 percentage points.
Catherine Noone says pro-life booklet is attempt to 'fool' voters
Save the 8th has rejected her claim.
26 psychiatrists write to Simon Harris with concerns about Eighth legislation
The letter states that it was misleading for the government to “continually present abortion as a form of ‘treatment’.”
Varadkar says 14-year penalty for abortion pills could be enforced in the future if No vote prevails
The Taoiseach today ruled out the chance of a second referendum being held.
Council won't reverse cancellation of Eighth Amendment book event in spite of councillors' vote
The Council has said it can’t be seen to be using public funding to support either side.
Thousands of Irish women have been made 'refugees' by Eighth Amendment, says former Supreme Court justice
Lawyers for Yes has published an online database of legal professionals who are in favour of a Yes vote.
GP who supports No vote rejects Coveney claim that 'there will be no abortion clinics in Ireland'
The Tánaiste asserted in an op-ed that “there will be no abortion clinics in Ireland”.
Q&A: Does the Eighth have to be repealed to legislate for fatal foetal abnormality cases?
The government’s legal advice and the position of the courts on the Eighth Amendment have tied the hands of legislators in the past.
Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?
Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.
Q&A: If the Eighth is repealed, what role would the Supreme Court play in abortion laws?
Could we see judicial interference? Constitutional expert Assistant Professor David Kenny examines the issue.
Facebook feature shows official Eighth Amendment campaign pages are being managed by accounts located abroad
A new Facebook feature silently went live for a period yesterday showing where managers of pages are located.
Despite self-regulation, anonymous Facebook accounts are still targeting voters with Eighth referendum ads
The issue of anonymous accounts posting ads in relation to the Eighth Amendment referendum has been raised repeatedly over the past number of weeks.
Together for Yes says its donations page was shut down by a cyber attack
The attack came from within Ireland and lasted for 30 minutes, the campaign group said.
Sign up to get answers to the big questions about the referendum
Our new email newsletter will answer your questions in the run-up to the referendum.
No campaigners say Google's ban on ads is attempt to rig referendum for Yes side
At a joint press conference today, No campaigners said that the move was taken out of fear the No side might win.
Google and YouTube to suspend all ads on Eighth Amendment referendum
The ban will include ads on YouTube, and will take effect from tomorrow.