Kitty Holland: Repeal movement settles for crumbs

Oireachtas committee vote on Eighth Amendment a significant setback

Thousands gathered in Dublin in 2012 following the death of Savita Halappanavar to demand legislation on abortion. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Thousands gathered in Dublin in 2012 following the death of Savita Halappanavar to demand legislation on abortion. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Anyone who cares about women’s and girls’ rights should be deeply concerned about what happened at the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution last week.

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