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Up to 300 sign TCD Strike 4 Repeal pledge, as campaign grows on campuses

Discussion item to be brought to TCDSU Council on Tuesday

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The Strike 4 Repeal campaign has begun organising and seeking student support on university campuses across the country, as an activist behind the Trinity campaign group hailed the “overwhelmingly positive responses” from students in the college since setting up a …

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Is Repeal enough?

The way in which we approach the campaign for abortion rights has recently evolved in an attempt to gain traction with the modern electorate – but could this affect the diversity of the campaign?

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“If we want to truly challenge the current of conservatism that preserves the 8th, it is worth examining the popular engagement people have with abortion rights as a single political issue, and to self-examine our role as activists within the

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UCDSU will send submission to Citizens’ Assembly following referendum

The submission follows the defeat of last week’s referendum on SU neutrality regarding abortion

University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) have sent in a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly advocating for a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment.

The submission follows a referendum held last week, in which UCD students voted against the adoption

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The Repeal campaign is not without its flaws

“As a woman, I have strong opinions regarding the 8th Amendment, as it is an inherently sexist piece of legislation as it stands. However, also as a woman, I have strong and negative opinions on certain aspects of the campaign.”

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The Repeal the 8th movement has recently brought the issue of abortion to the fore of Irish life. While the right to choose to have an abortion seems fundamental, there is a danger that repealing the 8th Amendment will be

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NUS-USI must push for immediate changes to abortion legislation

At the end of November, Belfast High Court reached the decision that Northern Ireland’s abortion laws are in breach of human rights.

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Jo Gowers, women’s officer of NUS-USI, Northern Ireland’s Union of Students, has said that the union, and other organisations involved in women’s rights, must put pressure on politicians to make sure that Belfast High Court’s recent ruling on abortion is

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Trinity academic among 838 medical professionals to sign Amnesty International open letter calling for decriminalisation of abortion

Dr Veronica O’Keane: Repeal of the eighth amendment will not be enough

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Trinity professor in psychiatry, Dr Veronica O’Keane, and Dr Peter Boylan, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the National Maternity Hospital, where the two Irish doctors who, along with 838 other physicians from 44 countries, last week signed an open letter

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Senator Averil Power calls for “huge civil society movement” to push for referendum on the eighth amendment

Speaking today in Trinity, Power said that she expects many politicians will be unwilling to engage with the matter

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Speaking today at an event hosted by Trinity Politics Society, senator Averil Power said that there needs to be “a huge civil society movement” to push for a referendum on abortion in Ireland.

According to Power, listening to the stories …

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Unlikely victims of the eighth amendment

Sarah Taaffe-Maguire considers the difficulties professional and student midwives face when negotiating the eighth amendment.

FEATURESThe eighth amendment places equal value on the life of an unborn child as on the life of the pregnant person. It goes beyond a ban on abortion. It is a divisive issue. Lesser reported on is the literal division …

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Repeal the 8th Campaign launched on Trinity College campus

Week 1 saw an Amnesty petition in the arts block; week 2 will see a panel of experts on the subject.

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Amnesty International’s ‘My Body, My Rights’ campaign was launched in the Arts block this Monday by the Trinity branch of Amnesty and Trinity College Students’ Union, as part of the SU campaign to repeal the 8th.

The Amnesty campaign is …

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