On Friday 25th May 2018, the Waterford public along with the rest of Ireland will be asked to vote on the proposal to change the Constitution of Ireland.
The proposed change concerns the regulation of termination of pregnancy.
As stated by the Referendum Commision, an independent body appointed by the government:
“You are not being asked to vote on any particular law on regulation of the termination of pregnancy in the referendum. In particular, you are not being asked to vote on whether termination of pregnancy ought to be lawful up to a certain point in the pregnancy.”
The commision goes on to state that “in the event of a Yes vote, the Oireachtas may decide to legislate to regulate the termination of pregnancy differently from the way in which it is currently regulated under the 2013 Act.”
Déise Today held a debate which was mediated by Eamon Keane concerning the legal termination of pregnancy called Debate The Eighth.
Advocating a No vote was Dr Kirstan Fuller, GP based in South Tipperary and member of the ‘Medical Alliance for the 8th’ group. Waterford City and County Councillor Jason Murphy
Advocating a Yes vote Katharine Bulbulia and Senator for Waterford and also former Chair of the Crisis Pregnancy Agency and member of the ‘Medical Council’.
Campaigner with ‘Waterford Together for Yes’ Una Dunphy.
Listen to WLRFM’s Debate the eighth below.