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McGrath predicts Eighth repeal will carry 60-40

Disabilities Minister Finian McGrath said he believes next month’s referendum will be carried 60% to 40%. “I believe it will be 60- 40,” he told the launch of intellectual disability group Inclusion Ireland’s support for repealing the Eighth Amendment. “Particularly those who are parents of daughters with intellectual disabilities where they are involved in decision-making and capacity issues. “The bottom line is it is the parents, the GP, and the people directly involved with that young adult with intellectual disability make the decisions. “To date, the voice of persons with disabilities has been largely absent from the public conversation on reproductive rights and people with intellectual disabilities need accessible information to engage in the debate,” said Mr Connolly.

Source: Irish Examiner April 16, 2018 23:03 UTC