Archive for the ‘Women’s Rights’ Category
Clare raised the issue of the recent Y case which highlighted the inadequacy of Ireland’s abortion laws and the need to repeal the 8th amendment. Click on the link below to watch:
Action for Choice PRESS RELEASE 18 August 2014
Action for Choice calls for an immediate referendum to repeal the Eighth amendment following this weekend’s reports of a suicidal rape victim being denied her legal right to an abortion by the Irish State under the current guidelines.
Details emerging that a young, suicidal woman of precarious immigration status, the victim of a traumatic rape was refused an abortion, and subsequently had the child delivered by Caesarian section, have again brought centre stage the urgent need to Repeal the 8th Amendment and implement measures to deal with abortion for women who are the victims of rape & incest, cases of fatal foetal abnormalities and where a woman’s health is in danger, as strongly recommended recently by the UNHRC.
I raised a question with the Minister for Public Expenditure regarding changes to sick leave particularly pregnancy related sick leave which is particularly discriminatory against women. Click on the link below to watch the discussion.