(L to r) Emma Hendrick, Ailbhe Smyth, Brid Smith TD, Eimear Farrell and  Sineád Carolan during a press conference on the Eighth Amendment  referendum at Buswells Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

The repeal of the Eighth Amendment is about giving women a choice over an aspect of their healthcare rather than, as claimed by the No campaign, seeki(...)

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