Powerful campaign by UCC students calls for the 8th Amendment to be repealed

Report: Motley Staff This Tuesday, April 12th 2016, UCC Students’ Union (UCCSU) launched the ‘Citizens of the 8th’ campaign to call on the government to repeal the 8th Amendment of Bunreacht na hÉireann by highlighting the impact that it has on Irish women. The campaign aims to call attention to the State’s negligence in protecting the reproductive rights of women and trans* men. In November 2015 … Continue reading Powerful campaign by UCC students calls for the 8th Amendment to be repealed

Should Ireland repeal the 8th amendment? Students have their say: Yes versus No

In 1983, the 8th amendment of the Irish constitution placed a ban on abortion in Ireland. Last week, the 4th annual March for Choice took place. We posed the question to two students: should Ireland repeal the 8th amendment? Eoghan Scott and Fiona Larkin go head to head representing each side of the debate.   No Fiona Larkin argues that protecting the life of the … Continue reading Should Ireland repeal the 8th amendment? Students have their say: Yes versus No