Archive for the ‘Women’s Rights’ Category

Health, Women's Rights

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.
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Remembering Savita


Women's Rights

On the first anniversary of Savita Halappanavar’s tragic and untimely death, I would like to extend my sincere condolences and solidarity to Praveen Halappanavar and his family and friends. I also salute his courage and fortitude in continuing his painful fight to find out exactly why Savita died and who was responsible. I remain outraged however, that Savita died as she did; and that the laws which were the cause of her death are still in place and remain a threat to the lives of other women in Ireland.
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Features, Health, Women's Rights

We are happy to pass on this statement for AIMS Ireland who are at the forefront in advancing proper maternity care in Ireland.

AIMS Ireland welcomes HIQA Savita report and recommendations: Condemning Irish maternity services as being ‘outdated’, ‘patently unsafe’, and a ‘geographic lottery’.

(Wednesday 9 October 2013) The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) today welcomed the HIQA report into the safety, quality and standards of care of Savita Halappanavar and called for the HSE to immediately conduct a full review of maternity services as recommended in the report.
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Health, Women's Rights

Thirty years after the passing of the 8th Amendment to the Constitution on Sept 7, 1983, women in Ireland are still denied abortion except under the most restrictive circumstances. Clare Daly and Joan Collins call for a referendum to remove Art. 40.3.3 from the Constitution.
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