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THE EIGHTH: TIME IS WELL AND TRULY UP

The Eighth Amendment to the Irish constitution, recognising the equal right to life for the mother and the unborn child, was introduced in 1983. It was a time when contraception was new to the Catholic Ireland and the liberalisation that accompanied the popularity of ‘johnnies’ and ‘anti-babby pills’ quite literally put the fear of God into the Pro-Life brigade. That was when a small group of people, with friends in the right places, managed to table a referendum that has

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