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Abortion

# abortion - Today’s News

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# abortion - Yesterday’s News

Hundreds of protesters turn out in Dublin over Ireland’s abortion laws

“The government… has landed us in a mess yet again”.

Protests to take place internationally over abortion controversy

Hundreds are expected to turnout at today’s rally.

Minister believes there is no appetite for a referendum on abortion

Charlie Flanagan said he wants all the facts ascertained about the case now in the media spotlight.

# abortion - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

No one in this government wants to deal with the abortion issue again. Here’s why…

Analysis: The government legislated for abortion last summer and is highly unlikely to touch the issue again in its current lifetime.

Lunchtime Fix: 7 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Ireland in the international headlines again after rape victim is denied abortion

The issue has also started gathering much attention across the world.

These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum

There are growing calls for repeal of the 8th Amendment.

# abortion - Monday 18 August, 2014

HSE orders a report into care given to rape victim denied an abortion

The agency says it hopes the report will “end any inaccurate commentary surrounding this matter currently”.

Opinion: Support for suicidal woman was complicated, not assisted, by abortion legislation

The legislation introduced last year has proved itself to be barbaric and unworkable.

Opinion: A law that protects no one – the Eighth Amendment sees women as incubators

This case has sent a clear message to women in Ireland: if you are suicidal and need an abortion, it is highly unlikely that you will get one.

This Labour minister wants an abortion referendum… but says it can’t happen now

The call comes after it emerged that a woman was refused an abortion under the new Act.

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Explainer: What is the 8th Amendment? Abortion This post contains a poll

Explainer: What is the 8th Amendment?

There are calls for a referendum on the amendment to be held after a woman was refused an abortion under our current laws.

Bishop: Caesarean a “better outcome than abortion” but creates risks

It emerged this weekend that a woman had been refused an abortion under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act.

# abortion - 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.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# abortion - Saturday 16 August, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s the start of the weekend – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# abortion - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

5 ways John Bruton has probably annoyed the government over the last few years

While Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen largely maintain their silence, the former Fine Gael leader and taoiseach has been outspoken in recent years.

# abortion - Sunday 20 July, 2014

‘I saw fear in TDs’ eyes’: An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X

One year on, TDs and Senators reflect on what it was like to be part of one of the most contentious political debates in decades.

# abortion - Thursday 17 July, 2014

TDs stand for Gaza as Deaf community makes Dáil history

There was an unexpected, wildcard move from Gerry Adams, and the Tánaiste did a bit of waving.

Opinion: A woman pregnant by rape is treated as ‘a vessel and nothing more’ by Irish law

The UN criticised Ireland’s abortion laws and lambasted the State for failing “to assign any accountability” to issues like Magdalene Laundries, mother-and-baby homes, child abuse and symphysiotomy.

# abortion - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Once again, we’ve heard a depressingly familiar tune from Ireland on human rights

Ireland’s appearance before the UN Human Rights Committee was disappointing: we have not made the changes recommended four years ago.

Poll: Is another referendum on abortion needed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is another referendum on abortion needed?

The last abortion referendum in Ireland was held in 2002.

# abortion - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Ireland at the UN: We have ‘no solution’ for women who can’t afford to travel for an abortion

Ireland faced a second day of questioning at UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva.

# abortion - Monday 14 July, 2014

UN told symphysiotomy patients were ‘operated upon wide awake and often screaming’

The Justice Minister defended the State redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva today.

Mother and baby homes believed to give Irish women ‘every chance of keeping their secret’

A report into ‘destitute Irish girls’ investigated the problem of unmarried pregnant women travelling to England.

# abortion - Friday 4 July, 2014

New abortion guidelines spark condemnation on all sides

TD Mattie McGrath called them “a butcher’s charter”, but fellow TD Ruth Coppinger said women seeking an abortion shouldn’t have to “run a gauntlet” of doctors and bureaucrats.

# abortion - Thursday 26 June, 2014

‘Buffer zones’ outside abortion clinics in the US have been ruled illegal

The ‘buffer zones’ meant anti-abortion protesters had to stay 35-feet from clinics.

# abortion - Saturday 14 June, 2014

First Communions, Harley-Davidsons, and abortion : The week in numbers

Plus: What age was the former US president who did a parachute jump for his birthday this week?

# abortion - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

European candidates asked about abortion legislation… here’s what they said

The Life Insitute put a number of questions to a range of candidates – 10 answered.

# abortion - Monday 19 May, 2014

MEP hopeful says she will report poster vandalism to gardaí

Lorraine Higgins’s posters were defaced with the message ‘Pro Abort’.

# abortion - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

A Fine Gael TD who voted against the party on abortion is back in the fold

Brian Walsh lost the party whip after he voted against the party on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill – but now he’s back in the party.

# abortion - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about Anglo bosses found guilty, Bertie Ahern, and Ukraine…

# abortion - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Irish laws ‘forcing us to go to Manchester for a termination this weekend’

Niamh, a young woman of 23, was told at the 11-week mark of her pregnancy that her baby would not survive past birth. She will travel for a termination this weekend.

# abortion - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Ireland’s abortion laws to be challenged at the UN for a second time

Siobhán Whelan says that she will “never forget” how she had to travel to the UK to have an abortion after she was told her baby would die at birth.

# abortion - Friday 7 March, 2014

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know today as we head towards the weekend.

Martin still in discussions with Mater’s Mercy Sisters over abortion law

The Mater Hospital said last year that it will comply with the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act.

# abortion - Friday 14 February, 2014

Column: Nothing has changed for couples whose baby’s condition is incompatible with life

I am angry at the hijackers and manipulators of language who try to tell us that our child was only ‘sick’ or ‘disabled’, who refuse to understand that fatal foetal abnormalities are just that – fatal.

# abortion - Sunday 9 February, 2014

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your Sunday…

# abortion - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Pics: Pro-choice activists protest Spanish abortion plans at embassy in Dublin Abortion This post contains images

Pics: Pro-choice activists protest Spanish abortion plans at embassy in Dublin

Draft legislation published by the Spanish government would make access to abortion more restricted in the country, with groups saying it will force women to go abroad for terminations.

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