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The 8th Amendment has to go – Louise O’ Reilly TD

6 April, 2016 - by Louise O'Reilly TD

Sinn Féin TD for Fingal, Louise O’ Reilly today attended the rally organised by Amnesty International which called for the repeal of the 8th Amendment to the constitution.

Speaking after the rally Deputy O’Reilly said:

“Sinn Féin’s position on this matter is quite clear.  The 8th Amendment must go and we will campaign to ensure that it does if and when a referendum takes place.

“The 8th Amendment puts the lives of Irish women at risk and leaves medical practitioners in a very difficult position.

“Sinn Féin believes in the right of a woman to seek, if she wishes, a termination of a pregnancy where her life is at risk or in grave danger, including from mental health issues, and in cases of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormalities.

“We will continue to campaign in this Dáil for a referendum to take place.”


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