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#abortion laws

# abortion-laws - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Eighth Amendment committee to vote on repealing the Eighth today

After the vote, the committee will begin drafting a report on its recommendations.

# abortion-laws - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

"They’re not being listened to but they’re on the streets protesting as well"

The Irish and Polish pro-choice movements are not that different.

# abortion-laws - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Labour and Sinn Féin want to repeal the 8th, but not everyone is on the same page

Will people lose the party whip over the highly emotive issue?

Fianna Fáil doesn't want to repeal the 8th Amendment

Micheál Martin didn’t respond to our survey, while others had an identical reply.

# abortion-laws - Sunday 17 August, 2014

National Women's Council calls State refusal of abortion to woman 'barbaric'

The Sunday Independent reports that the woman said she was suicidal.

# abortion-laws - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Northern Ireland’s justice minister calls for consultation on changing abortion laws

David Ford said he wants a public consultation into changing abortion laws to allow women carrying babies with fatal foetal abnormalities to have a termination.

# abortion-laws - Monday 22 July, 2013

Police investigate as woman dies after travelling to UK for abortion

The 32-year-old woman suffered complications in a taxi after the procedure and died in a London hospital shortly afterwards.

# abortion-laws - Friday 7 December, 2012

Human Rights Commission to submit review of abortion report to Government

The commission will review the Expert Group report and engage with the Committee of the Council of Europe on the issue.

# abortion-laws - Friday 30 September, 2011

Ireland's abortion laws under UN spotlight

The laws will be looked at during Ireland’s first United Nations universal periodic review, where the country’s human rights record will be assessed.

# abortion-laws - Friday 15 July, 2011

Column: Abortion is a reality in Ireland – now we need to legislate for it

Senator Ivana Bacik and her student union colleagues were threatened with jail in 1989 for giving out information on abortion. She argues that public opinion has turned and that the Government must confront reality.

# abortion-laws - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Over 4,400 Irish women travelled to England and Wales for abortions in 2010

New statistics from UK Department of Health show that 12 Irish women a day sought terminations. The European Court of Human Rights ruled last December that the country’s regulation breached a woman’s rights.

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