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Clare raised the issue of recent revelations about the state’s knowledge of the side effects of the drug Thalidomide and the decision not to issue a public warning and how it impacts on the survivors negotiations for compensation with the current government. Watch video below:
The following statement is from Marie O’Connor and the Survivors of Symphysiotomy.
Survivors of Symphysiotomy are dismayed at the Government’s failure to engage with their demands, following their meeting with Minister James Reilly this afternoon. ‘Despite our best efforts, we failed to get clarification on any aspect of what is a pre-determined process’, said Marie O’Connor, Chairperson of Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS).
No need to change the constitution to allow for terminations where there is a fatal foetal abnormality.
There are many cases of fatal foetal abnormality. We know there are enough for a Liverpool hospital to make special provision for Irish women in these circumstances. The current regime deprives women of a full consultation with their medical practitioners in Ireland. Those women who decide to travel they have to locate a hospital in another jurisdiction that will treat them. 90% of the Irish population support the right to terminations in instances of fatal foetal abnormality.
Clare spoke on the legislation to change criteria for over 70s eligibility for Medical Cards click on the link below to watch her contribution to the discussion.