The committe stage, where we debate amendments to the proposed abortion legislation, is frustrating to say the least. Anti abortionists want to rehash the argument (that they spectacularly lost 2:1 in May). But its also frustrating when some amendments are ruled ‘in’, and others ‘out’ of order. Like one today, from Carol Nolan who wants to bill a woman for an abortion unless she’s dying. The other issue addressed in this video is criminality. 14 years for vasectomy? Of course not, so why would they even consider it for abortion. Criminality has no place in health legislation. We debated this at the Committee today. 6.11.18

 

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We won repeal; but the battle isnt over; We need the legislation to give real access to abortion services for all women and that means we need thousands on the streets on Sept 29th ,2pm at Parnell Sq for the March for Choice. Yesterday the Dail’s health committee discussed guidlines on abortion services; The bigger the March on Sept 29 the louder the message to Harris and Co that we wont tolerate a 72 hour wait or any attempt to give GPs the right to refuse to refer on.

 

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