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Sign up to now ROSA’s – Act in Time Campaign


Sign up to now ROSA’s – Act in Time Campaign

Are we going to wait and trust the establishment parties when all the indications are that they will only allow abortion in very limited circumstances or will we launch an active movement that forces the Oireachtas Committee to provide a referendum and legislation for a woman’s right to choose? We can deliver a huge blow for women’s rights and freedom:

The time is NOW – What you can do?

  • contact the members of the Oireachtas Committee and all your local TDs
  • help us organise delegations to politicians to discuss this issue with them
  • Sign up to ROSA’s campaign of public pressure
  • Come to the ROSA organising meeting next Wednesday at 7pm in Filmbase
Ask the Committee members to support the Citizens’ Assembly!
Some on the Dail Committee are backward and religious fundamentalist in their views. Mattie McGrath (Ind) opposes abortion even in cases of rape and denies the existence of fatal foetal abnormalities. Peter Fitzpatrick (FG) regurgitates anti-choice lies like, “Denmark has set a goal of being Downs syndrome free by 2030”. Bernard Durkan (FG) thinks rapes are always reported the next day and can be “treated” with the morning after pill. However, overall there are 21 members in total including 6 from FG; 5 from FF; 3 from SF; 1 each from LP; Solidarity-PBP; SocDems and Independents4Change and 3 Independents.

Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution – Membership

Chairperson: Senator Catherine Noone (Fine Gael)

Member Party / Group
James Browne T.D. Fianna Fáil
Lisa Chambers T.D. Fianna Fáil
Ruth Coppinger T.D. Solidarity-People Before Profit
Clare Daly T.D. Independents 4 Change
Bernard Durkan T.D. Fine Gael
Peter Fitzpatrick T.D. Fine Gael
Billy Kelleher T.D. Fianna Fáil
Mattie McGrath T.D. Rural Independents Group
Catherine Murphy T.D. Social Democrats/Green Party Group
Hildegarde Naughton T.D. Fine Gael
Jonathan O’Brien T.D. Sinn Féin
 Kate O’Connell T.D. Fine Gael
 Louise O’Reilly T.D. Sinn Féin
 Jan O’Sullivan T.D. Labour
 Anne Rabbite T.D. Fianna Fáil
Senators Party / Group
Sen. Jerry Buttimer Fine Gael
Sen. Paul Gavan Sinn Fein
Sen. Ronan Mullen Independent Group
Sen. Catherine Noone Fine Gael
Sen. Ned O’Sullivan Fianna Fáil
Sen. Lynn Ruane Civil Engagement Group

Members of the Committee Social Media accounts
Bernard J. Durkan, FG https://www.facebook.com/BernardDurkan/ ; https://twitter.com/BernardDurkanTD
Peter Fitzpatrick, FG https://www.facebook.com/peter.fitzpatricktd ; https://twitter.com/PFitzpatrickTD
Hildegarde Naughton, FG https://www.facebook.com/HildegardeNaughton/ ; https://twitter.com/1Hildegarde
Kate O’Connell, FG https://www.facebook.com/campaignforkate ; https://twitter.com/campaignforkate
Senator Catherine Noone, FG – Chair https://www.facebook.com/catherinenoone ; https://twitter.com/senatornoone
Senator Jerry Buttimer, FG https://www.facebook.com/jerry.buttimer.9/ ; https://twitter.com/jerrybuttimer
James Browne, FF n/a ; https://twitter.com/JamesBrowneTD
Lisa Chambers, FF only personal FB; https://twitter.com/lichamber
Billy Kelleher, FF https://www.facebook.com/billy.kelleher.3 ; https://twitter.com/BillyKelleherTD
Anne Rabbitte, FF https://www.facebook.com/annerabbitteportumna ; https://twitter.com/AnneRabbitte
Senator Ned O’Sullivan, FF only personal https://twitter.com/NedOsullivan1
Jonathan O’Brien, SF https://www.facebook.com/JonathanOBrienTD/ ; https://twitter.com/JOBrien_SF
Louise O’Reilly, SF https://www.facebook.com/louiseoreillysf ; https://twitter.com/loreillysf
Senator Paul Gavan, SF https://www.facebook.com/paul.gavan.94 ; https://twitter.com/paul_gavan
Jan O’Sullivan, Lab FB n/a ; https://twitter.com/JanOSullivanTD
Ruth Coppinger/Brid Smith – S-PBP https://www.facebook.com/RuthCoppingerTD/ ; https://twitter.com/RuthCoppingerTD
Clare Daly – Independents 4 Change https://www.facebook.com/ClareDalyTD/ ; https://twitter.com/ClareDalyTD
Mattie McGrath – Rural Independent Group https://www.facebook.com/MattieMcGrathTD ; https://twitter.com/mattiemcgrathtd
Catherine Murphy – Social Democrats-Green Party https://www.facebook.com/catherinemurphytd/ ; https://twitter.com/CathMurphyTD
Senator Ronan Mullen – Ind FB n/a ; https://twitter.com/RonanMullen
Senator Lynn Ruane/ Colette Kelleher https://www.facebook.com/lynnruanetcd/ ; https://twitter.com/SenLynnRuane

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