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20x20: The Repeal the 8th Movement

Today we are continuing with Newstalk's 20 x 20 topic, where we are reflecting upon the 20 mos...

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14.00 10 Dec 2020


20x20: The Repeal the 8th Movement


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Today we are continuing with Newstalk's 20 x 20 topic, where we are reflecting upon the 20 most influential moments of the last 20 years.

The 8th Amendment of the Constitution Act 1983 was an amendment to the Constitution of Ireland which recognised the equal right to life of the pregnant woman and the unborn, while abortion had been subject to criminal penalty in Ireland since 1861.

After a referendum campaign in 2018, the 8th amendment was repealed, following 67% voting in favour to 33% voting against.

Deirdre joined Andrea on the show to courageously tell her own personal story.

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