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Ireland A petition to 'abolish abortion' in Ireland will be discussed in the Oireachtas

10:31  13 june  2018
10:31  13 june  2018 Source:   thejournal.ie

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The Fine Gael-led administration met to discuss the terms of the referendum to abolish the eighth amendment of the Irish constitution. The Oireachtas committee on the amendment has concluded that a number of significant changes should to be made to abortion laws in Ireland .

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The petition, which seeks to “abolish abortion on a healthy baby up to 12 weeks” is one of three that will come before the Joint Committee on Public Petitions tomorrow.

The petitions system allows members of the public to submit petitions online and through the post. Members of the committee endeavour to discuss as many petitions as possible – as long as they are in keeping with Oireachtas standing orders.

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Amendments to the Constitution of Ireland are only possible by way of referendum. A proposal to amend the Constitution of Ireland must first be approved by both Houses of the Oireachtas (parliament), then submitted to a referendum, and finally signed into law by the President of Ireland .

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It is not clear if tomorrow’s petition on abortion will be in keeping with those orders as there is not yet any abortion in Ireland outside of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act. There is also a legal challenge to last month’s referendum on the Eighth Amendment set to come before the High Court on 26 June. The rules of the Oireachtas committee say that petitions “must not relate to an ongoing legal case”.

Counting of votes begins in the Irish referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Official counting began Saturday in Ireland's historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to end the country's strict ban. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison) © Catalyst Images Counting of votes begins in the Irish referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Official counting began Saturday in Ireland's historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to end the country's strict ban. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Two other petitions – to open an ASD unit in every school in Ireland and the consolidation of Statutory Instruments in preference to amendmening them – will be discussed.

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Committee chair Sean Sherlock said:

“The petitions up for consideration tomorrow cover a wide variety of issues. We will discuss a petition seeking the opening of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Unit in all primary and secondary schools. The petitioner states that parents often have to bring their children to school in another county, town or miles away from their home to access a school with an ASD class.

“We will also look at a petition which objects to ‘abortion on demand’ and would like to see abortion on demand up to 12 weeks of pregnancy abolished. Finally, we will discuss a petition which concerns the consolidation of statutory amendments instead of amending them, which is the current practice.

In this May 17, 2018 photo, a woman walks past a © Catalyst Images In this May 17, 2018 photo, a woman walks past a "Yes" campaign logo on a shop window in Dublin, Ireland, ahead of the abortion referendum on Friday, May 25. An abortion debate that has inflamed passions in Ireland for decades will come down to a single question on Friday: yes or no? The referendum on whether to repeal the country's strict anti-abortion law is being seen by anti-abortion activists as a last-ditch stand against what they view as a European norm of abortion-on-demand, while for pro-abortion rights advocates, it is a fundamental moment for declaring an Irish woman's right to choose. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

“The petitioner proposes that consolidating statutory instruments would be publically beneficial as it would make laws more accessible and transparent to all and could result in the reduction of legal fees.”

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It was on the advice of the Citizens' Assembly Chairperson, the Honourable Mrs Justice Mary Laffoy, at the first sitting of the Oireachtas Eighth Committee, that members assessed the rising use of abortion pills in Ireland .

The committee is empowered to investigate and publicly debate any issue that comes before it.

Separately today, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil that he expects hospitals with a Catholic ethos to carry out abortions.

He said that while individuals could opt out according to their consciences, that avenue was not open to institutions.

In this photo taken on May 17, 2018, pro and anti-abortion poster's on lampposts, in Dublin, Ireland. In homes and pubs, on leaflets and lampposts, debate rages in Ireland over whether to lift the country's decades-old ban on abortion. Pro-repeal banners declare: © Catalyst Images In this photo taken on May 17, 2018, pro and anti-abortion poster's on lampposts, in Dublin, Ireland. In homes and pubs, on leaflets and lampposts, debate rages in Ireland over whether to lift the country's decades-old ban on abortion. Pro-repeal banners declare: "Her choice: vote yes." Anti-abortion placards warn against a "license to kill." Online, the argument is just as charged _ and more shadowy _ as unregulated ads of uncertain origin battle to sway voters ahead of Friday's referendum, which could give Irish women the right to end their pregnancies for the first time. The emotive campaign took a twist this month when Facebook and Google look last-minute decisions to restrict or remove ads relating to the abortion vote. It is the latest response to global concern about social media's role in influencing political campaigns for the U.S. presidency and Brexit. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

“It will not be possible for publicly funded hospitals, no matter their patron or owner, to opt of providing these necessary services which will be legal once this legislation is passed by the Dail and Seanad.”

The National Association of GPs, meanwhile, welcomed assurances that abortion provision would be done on an opt-in basis.

“We welcome again the announcement by Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar that the provision of abortion services in Ireland would be on an opt in basis. The NAGP advocated for this as requested by the majority of GPs. The distinction of an opt-in for GP’s was clarified to mean that when a GP opts-in, he or she is fully trained and supported to provide a termination of pregnancy service of the highest safest standards (including access to ultrasound, counselling, near patient blood testing for rhesus factor when indicated).”

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