Critical discourse analysis of the Joint Committee Meetings on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland

Critical discourse analysis of the Joint Committee Meetings on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland

Shiplo S (1), O’Donoghue K (1,2), Meaney S (1,3) (1) Pregnancy Loss Research Group, University College Cork, Ireland; (2) The Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT), University College Cork, Ireland; (3) National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre, University College Cork, Ireland Background The 1983 Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution stated that the right to life of a pregnant mother and her unborn were equal, which meant pregnancy terminations

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