Category Archives: Eighth Amendment

Does a Pregnant Woman Have a Right to Die a Natural Death in Ireland?

Dr Conor O’Mahony Last night, reports emerged of a clinically dead pregnant woman (in her second trimester) being kept alive in an Irish hospital, against the wishes of her parents, to preserve the life of the unborn child. It has … Continue reading

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A Separate Process for Suicide within the Scheme of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013

 We are delighted to welcome this guest post on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill from Dr Claire Murray of the Faculty of Law, UCC.   After considerable speculation, a number of delays, and a few leaks the draft … Continue reading

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Legislating for X: Medical Science and the Separation of Powers

No Supreme Court ever wants to be in the position of prescribing a treatment plan for a person suffering from a life-threatening medical condition. In the X case, in 1992, however, this is exactly the situation the Supreme Court found … Continue reading

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