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Conaghan, Michael

Monday, 17 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

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

I well remember the 1983 referendum campaign. It was a bitter, vicious campaign. During the campaign I held a public meeting in my local electoral area. There were no more than ten people presen...More Button

Since the early 1980s, the debate on legislating for abortion in certain circumstances has always been drawn straight to the extremes. As someone who favours the availability of abortion in limi...More Button

At the heart of the dilemma is the failure of the Constitution and the law to adequately express how to tackle these situations. The legal position as it stands limits the choices a doctor has a...More Button

To atone for this tragedy we must act in the Dáil and introduce the necessary and long overdue legislation. We need to make political decisions to minimise the risk. For too long we have failed...More Button

Tragedies such as the recent one in Galway manifest themselves in various forms and at various times. We cannot go back to the days of women being afraid to go to hospital for fear of their live...More Button

The 1983 amendment is a cul-de-sac into which we have pushed women’s lives and we have sent them into this cul-de-sac at the most critical time in their lives. For the pro-life movement, the 1983 ...More Button

His brave and prescient position was exploited by his political opponents and his seat was lost. This was the price he paid for his foresight and commitment to women's rights. I am very happy tha...More Button