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Neville, Dan

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Report of the Expert Group on the Judgment in the A, B and C v. Ireland Case: Statements (Resumed) (Continued)

I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this debate on a sensitive issue that causes extreme difficulties for many people. The decision of the Supreme Court in respect of Article 40.3.3° provid...More Button

The Supreme Court stated that it was lawful to terminate a pregnancy if it was established that there was a real and substantial risk to the life, as distinct to the health, of the mother that co...More Button

In 1996, a review group recommended legislation that would include definitions, protections for appropriate medical intervention, certification of real and substantial risk to the life of the mot...More Button

The European Court of Human Rights legally obliges Ireland to put in place a legislative or regulatory regime to provide procedures to establish whether a pregnant woman is entitled to a terminat...More Button

The constitutional obligation to defend and vindicate, as far as practicable, the right to life of the unborn must also be recognised and included in any consideration of the issue and the dignit...More Button

It is understood that motherhood and pregnancy are protective influences against suicide, as borne out by studies in the UK and the US. One UK study shows that the rate of suicide among pregnant...More Button

As such, we must temper any figures from the UK and the US on the basis of their liberal termination regimes which make abortion less strictly controlled than we intend to introduce. Consideration...More Button

Schools Building Projects Status

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the position regarding funding in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button