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#Eighth Amendment

# eighth-amendment - Monday 7 May, 2018

Q&A: Here's how many women and girls travel to the UK for abortions 8th Amendment This post contains videos

Q&A: Here's how many women and girls travel to the UK for abortions

More than 170,000 females have travelled to another country for a termination since 1980.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Q&A: Who will pay for abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed?

Will taxpayers cover the cost of abortion under the public system?

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 5 May, 2018

'Force them to take responsibility': Press Ombudsman wants crackdown on Facebook misinformation

Peter Feeney called for stricter regulation on social media at a conference in Dublin this week.

Priests ask for an end to referendum campaigning at mass

The Save the 8th campaign says it will not decline invitations.

Tens of thousands of young people could miss deadline to register to vote Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

Tens of thousands of young people could miss deadline to register to vote

Some 27,000 students have registered in recent months.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 4 May, 2018

'The nurses asked how we planned to keep him cold. This wasn't something we were prepared for'

Things need to change in Ireland though; I don’t want any other people to have to go through what we did.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Graphic abortion posters displayed outside Rotunda again despite requests from hospital not to

The Irish Centre for Bioethical Reform conducted the displays outside the hospital today.

Q&A: Why has the government chosen 12 weeks as the general time limit for abortion?

The use of abortion pills and pregnancy as a result of rape impacted the decision.

Q&A: How are abortions carried out? Can a foetus feel pain?

It depends on a number of factors, including how far along the pregnancy is.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Concerns over mystery Facebook ads claiming to offer 'unbiased facts' on Eighth Referendum

Facebook users were targeted over the weekend with advertisements directing them to a website which has since disappeared.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 30 April, 2018

LoveBoth says 'women can't be trusted' campaign poster is fake

LoveBoth has sought to clarify that this poster is not part of its campaign, nor was the use of the organisation’s logo or name authorised.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Savita Halappanavar: Her tragic death and how she became part of Ireland's abortion debate

Her name and face are known the country over. She left a mark on Ireland, its medical care and its laws.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Explainer: Here's what the proposed legislation says about abortion up to six months

New billboards launched this week have raised questions about access to terminations after 12 weeks if the Eighth Amendment is repealed.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 27 April, 2018

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

'I think a lot of men are inclined to opt out and say 'this doesn't affect me'. But this is vitally important'

Some of the most senior government ministers were out canvassing for a Yes vote in the Eighth Referendum at Stephen’s Green today.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

McDonald: 'I would prefer if Peadar Tóibín was not speaking out on abortion in this way'

The Sinn Féin leader said party members that vote against party policy in the Dáil will face consequences.

'Sinn Féin is an absolute disgrace' - We spoke to the republican pro-lifers at the GPO today

The event was held by a group called Cherish All the Children Equally.

Poll: Will you talk to your kids about the upcoming referendum? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you talk to your kids about the upcoming referendum?

The nation will cast its votes in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment at the end of May.

Most Irish people would rather campaign posters were banned in the run up to the referendum

Things are getting tense in the build-up to the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, and many people would rather there were no campaign posters at all.

'Giving the facts': RefCom has published its information booklet on the upcoming vote

The booklet will be delivered to 2.2 million homes.

# eighth-amendment - Monday 23 April, 2018

GAA responds to Save the 8th launch and says it has 'no position' on elections or referenda

It comes after a group of GAA athletes called for a No vote in the upcoming referendum.

'An attempt to suppress democracy': Removal of Labour's referendum posters reported to gardaí

A member of the public sent a video of people removing the Yes posters in Limerick city to Jan O’Sullivan TD.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Need a crash course in the history of the Eighth Amendment?

Get yourself up to speed.

Almost half of voters want to repeal Eighth Amendment

A referendum will take place on 25 May.

Council enforces ban so referendum groups can't use community venues for public meetings

The council said this is a long-standing policy, but it recently contacted councillors to remind them of its existence after a public meeting in Baldoyle.

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 21 April, 2018

'They're confused - they don't know what to believe': Canvassing for hearts, minds (and votes) in the Dublin commuter belt

We joined the trail in Drogheda and Ratoath with Save the 8th and Together for Yes.

'We still wrong women in Ireland today': Fine Gael launch referendum campaign

Meanwhile, an event organised by Doctors for Life heard the Eighth Amendment hasn’t impinged on how doctors and nurses deliver healthcare.

Poll: Have you checked to see if you're on the voting register? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you checked to see if you're on the voting register?

The referendum will take place on 25 May.

# eighth-amendment - Friday 20 April, 2018

The Repeal The Eighth mural in Temple Bar is being taken down... again

The mural will be painted over at 11am on Monday.

Nearly half of people in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment, latest poll finds

One in five people, meanwhile, have said that they are not sure how they’re going to vote.

# eighth-amendment - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Poll: Are you registered to vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you registered to vote?

Some people are having trouble finding themselves on the online register.

From The Daily Edge Here's why 'In Her Shoes' is an extremely important resource for people who are undecided on the 8th Amendment In Her Shoes

Here's why 'In Her Shoes' is an extremely important resource for people who are undecided on the 8th Amendment

The Facebook group gives a voice to those directly affected by the 8th Amendment.

Can't find yourself on the checktheregister.ie? Don't worry, it's highly likely you're still able to vote

People have been having issues finding out if they’re still registered, but it’s unlikely to be because they’ve been de-registered to vote.

# eighth-amendment - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Love Both launches its referendum campaign and criticises 12 weeks proposal for abortion

The camapign claimed today that proposed legislation is worse than the UK system.

Dublin City Council has received 30 complaints about referendum posters

But councils, the Gardaí, and the advertising authority don’t have powers to take down inaccurate or offensive posters.

# eighth-amendment - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

'A complete fabrication' - You cannot be taken off the electoral register by phone

A number of people on Twitter had suggested the idea in recent days.

# eighth-amendment - Sunday 15 April, 2018

How do GPs treat women who've taken abortion pills in Ireland?

“They’d be more nervous telling a doctor they don’t know. Oftentimes, they might say they’re miscarrying.”

# eighth-amendment - Saturday 14 April, 2018

What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made

Over the course of three months, 22 TDs and senators questioned experts and people who had personal experiences related to the topic.