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Abortion

# 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

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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.

Irish pro-choice activists to protest against Spanish abortion plans

Spain’s government is currently planning to restrict access to abortion services.

# abortion - Friday 7 February, 2014

‘A fundamentally dishonest motion’: Sinn Féin rejects move to give TDs free vote on abortion

The party’s Ard Fheis is under way in Wexford with delegates voting down a motion to allow members to vote with their conscience on the issue of abortion.

# abortion - Monday 3 February, 2014

US abortion rate at lowest since 1973

The rates fell in almost all states, coinciding with fewer pregnancies.

# abortion - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Peadar Tóibín returning to Sinn Féin after six-month suspension

The Meath West deputy expects to be back in the party by the end of the month.

# abortion - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Women who request abortions ‘at higher risk of domestic violence’

A study in the UK shows that women who request a termination are six times more likely to experience domestic violence than women who attended antenatal clinics.

# abortion - Friday 10 January, 2014

SF ‘rebel’ Tóibín confident he’ll be back in the party fold by February

The Meath deputy was expelled last summer after he voted against the party on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.

# abortion - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Psychiatrists need support dealing with Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act – IMO

The IMO president has written to Minister for Health James Reilly saying guidelines are needed to help determine the suicide risk in these cases.

# abortion - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Expelled FG TD: Kenny doesn’t hold grudges, but decision to readmit me lies with him

Fine Gael dissident Brian Walsh said he has met with Enda Kenny since his expulsion and that he has a good working relationship with the Taoiseach.

# abortion - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: New Year’s Day

Today, everyone’s been talking about Ireland’s New Year babies, some truly awful weather and a fatal stabbing in Drogheda.

# abortion - Saturday 28 December, 2013

The day Enda got a political wallop and 7 other moments that defined the political year

Promissory note gone, abortion legislated for, the Seanad retained, and the bailout exited – here are few key moments from the past 12 months.

Bishops given copy of Attorney General’s advice ahead of 1983 referendum

The Bishop of Clonfert was also given unfettered access to the Attorney General in the lead up to the abortion referendum.

# abortion - Friday 27 December, 2013

Argentina court grants abortion for teen rape victim

The judge overruled an earlier decision which denied the girl permission to have a termination.

Hunger strikes and pepper spray – 2013 in protests

Abortion, flags and cuts cuts cuts – here’s a round-up of what people stood against this past year.

History lesson: What happened during the 1983 abortion referendum?

Using first-hand materials gathered from the National Archives, we take a look at what happened before and after the contentious vote in 1983.

The Attorney General’s advice NOT to introduce ‘pro-life’ constitutional amendment

17 extracts from Peter Sutherland’s advice which predicted many of the issues Ireland has seen over the past 30 years.

# abortion - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Lapgate, run Rabbitte, run and talking through her f***y – the political year in videos

All the best shouting, attention seeking and scandal caught on camera.

# abortion - Friday 20 December, 2013

BAI upholds complaint about abortion coverage on RTÉ’s Morning Edition

The upheld complaint alleged that the presenter did not adequately challenge remarks put forward by a contributor.

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