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# the unborn

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What the 'unborn' ruling means for the Eighth Amendment referendum
Yesterday, the Supreme Court clarified that the unborn does not have constitutional rights outside of the Eighth Amendment.
Ruling that Justice Minister 'obliged to consider' pregnancies in deportation cases could be 'helpful'
A 2016 High Court ruling that said the Minister is obliged to consider the prospective rights of the unborn in deportation cases has been upheld by Ireland’s highest court.
Supreme Court rejects definition of 'unborn' as an unborn child in Constitution
The Taoiseach had previously halted publishing the draft legislation for the Eighth referendum pending the ruling.
Argument from Justice Minister that unborn has no constitutional rights 'radical', Supreme Court told
The Supreme Court is considering the legal arguments for and against defining ‘the unborn’ in the Constitution as an unborn child.
The Supreme Court case that needs to be resolved before the Eighth Amendment referendum
A ruling by the High Court in 2016 found that references to the “unborn” in the Constitution meant an unborn child.
Supreme Court dismisses Pro Life Campaign request to become adviser in 'defining the unborn' case
The Pro Life Campaign had argued that it had spent “a significant amount of time” on the issue of defining the unborn.
Supreme Court to decide whether Pro Life Campaign can be an advisor in the 'defining the unborn' case
The Pro Life Campaign argued that they had spent a significant amount of time on the issue that was before the Supreme Court.