People Before Profit TD and member of the Dáil committee on the 8th amendment has said that tomorrow’s meeting which will vote on a range of issues is a historic opportunity to end the constitutional clause which has brought untold suffering to women.

Welcoming signs that the committee will recommend a simple repeal referendum as well as accept the right of women to choose abortion up to the first 12 weeks, Deputy Smith said that while historic tomorrow’s vote was in reality just the beginning of the end of the 8th amendment.Read more »

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PBP Choice banner on the biggest Choice demo yet

Three Fianna Fail committee members indicate support for legal abortion up to 12 weeks gestation, without restriction.

People Before Profit TD Brid Smith is a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment and spoke today about the prospects of a majority report to be voted and agreed on Wednesday 13 December.Read more »

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I sit on the Joint committee for Repeal of the 8th amendment. Dr Caitriona Henchion, from the IFPA was like a breath of fresh air. It was very helpful to put questions to her about the socio-economic factors surrounding abortion and choice. I was glad too, to have the opportunity to thank the IFPA for all their good work through the years, and from a personal perspective

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HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF EUROS OF PUBLIC MONEY IS GOING TO ANTI CHOICE ORGANISATIONS. I sit on the Joint committee on Repeal of 8th. Yesterday reps from the Crisis Pregnancy Programme (CPP), a state agency funded through the HSE, attended the committee meeting. The CPP provides funding for counselling services for women with crisis pregancies. About a third of the counselling centres nationwide, funded through the CPP with public money, wont give women who need it, information on clinics in England or elsewhere, where they might go for an abortion. This is outrageous!

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I’m on the Dáil committee to consider the findings of the Citizen’s Assembley regarding REPEAL 8TH AMENDMENT. Yesterday, we had the opportunity to ask questions about the statistics available internationally and as far as possible, nationally, which was very helpful. If anyone would like a copy of the these stats, please get in touch. The clip is a bit ‘glitchy’, but you get the sense of it.

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