Browne, Noel C.

Wednesday, 9 May 1979

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 314 No. 2

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Health (Family Planning) Bill, 1978: Committee Stage.

On a point of order. At what stage are my amendments being dealt with?More Button

I submitted an amendment on section 1.More Button

In relation to the ruling out of order of amendment No. 1, I accept that the question of supply implies a fundamental change in policy and can be dealt with later, but the question of fitting seems to...More Button

But the fitting is not a charge.More Button

I can deal with it later on, in another amendment, I hope. I move amendment No. 2: In page 2, line 28, to delete “contraceptives” and insert “voluntary tubal ligation or voluntary vasectomy”.More Button

Does the Minister imply that he considers there can be an efficient family planning service which cannot give advice to somebody who is looking for it and tell them what they require, even that it can...More Button

A very important principle involved here is the responsibility of the Minister in a society such as ours. The Minister evades Deputy O'Connell's questions. The Minister is the Minister for Health and...More Button

That is what I am trying to suggest, that it should not.More Button

Because the Minister used the word “ethical” in reply to my statement as if it was a consideration. Archbishop Ryan recently sent a letter around objecting to this idea of sterilisation as well as oth...More Button

I propose to press my amendment as far as I can because the decision by the Minister to refuse to introduce a family planning method which is the safest, most efficient and probably most commonly used...More Button

The Minister says now that he agrees with the suggestion that the Bill is inadequate and that the family planning service envisaged will be inadequate.More Button

The record will probably show that the Minister said that I have a case for saying that the Bill is inadequate. However, we need not quarrel about that. Clearly with the absence from the family plann...More Button

That is what I was dealing with. The Leas-Cheann Comhairle must appreciate that I am trying to persuade the Minister to introduce probably the most important provision of all into a family planning s...More Button

Votáil.More Button

A pathetic bunch. Question proposed: “That section I stand part of the Bill.”More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Human Rights in Northern Ireland.

asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if, in view of the judgment of the Court of Human Rights in the case which the Irish Government brought against the United Kingdom and the undertaking then given...More Button

I met some of those people and there seemed to be a prima facie case at the time for their claims that they were brutalised in those interrogation centres. Is there any established process whereby a...More Button

Health (Family Planning) Bill, 1978: Committee Stage (Resumed).

My case this morning was slightly naîve because when I came to read the letter which I got this morning on my way in and compared it with the amendments, my case that we would be given a chance to hel...More Button

Arising from the fact that a single person will be forbidden contraceptives I will briefly say, because we will be dealing with this later on——More Button

I will not deal with it at any length. I just want to refer the House to the ruling of Mr. Justice Fitzgerald in the Supreme Court which ruled clearly that any ruling made on the basis of a citizen'...More Button

Yes, but the Minister is accepting that we could have a situation then where a married couple would be allowed to have no children at all.More Button

I understood from the Minister that one used a contraceptive service to space the number of children and so on. In fact the Minister is accepting that a married couple can opt to have no children?More Button

This section places the Minister's choice of what he calls natural family planning services which do not involve the use of contraceptives as quite clearly his first choice in relation to family plann...More Button

I have no intention of doing that. I will just quote two or three sentences and then I will be finished with it. It states that all the women had been successfully instructed in the method by the co...More Button

When I intervened on the question of the Billings method I recall being perfectly clear in saying that there are people who believe in this method. Of course these people must have a total right to u...More Button

The form of the advice?More Button

I made that point this morning also and that is why I suggest the idea of multiple choice. If one refers to the various statements made by the different churches one finds that they have no problem i...More Button

I am answering points I wrote down which were made by the Minister, Deputy Lemass and Deputy Boland. I am attempting to answer statements made by them. Deputy Boland and Deputy Horgan were quite rig...More Button

I move amendment No. 8: In page 3, subsection (3), lines 23 to 27, to delete paragraph (b).More Button


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