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TFMR Ireland calls for honest debate around Fatal Foetal Abnormalities and impact of 8th on affected families.
“Not having a position is effectively opposing change” say campaigners.
TFMR Ireland Press release, 04 July 2015
TFMR Ireland today (Tuesday 09th June 2015) call upon all groups and political parties interested in either repealing or retaining the 8th amendment to the Constitution to engage in honest and open debate about Fatal Foetal Abnormalities, and the impact that these conditions and the lack of a full range of medical options have on mothers and fathers.
“We fully understand that some parents when given the news that their much wanted baby will not be capable of surviving outside the womb will choose to continue with their pregnancy, and as parents who have been in this position we fully respect that choice and we fully sympathise with these families and their losses” says Gerry Edwards, a spokesperson for TFMR Ireland.
The Coroners Bill 2015 will provide for automatic inquest into every maternal death in the state.
DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Health (Leo Varadkar)
by Deputy Clare Daly
for ORAL ANSWER on 28/05/2015
To ask the Minister for Health if he is satisfied that the payment scheme to which survivors of symphysiotomy may apply, is being administered consistently and constitutes an effective remedy; and if he will make a statement on the matter.