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# abortion - Yesterday’s News


# abortion - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

UCDSU president defends removal of abortion information from fresher's magazine

UCDSU president Katie Ascough said the decision was “in line with legal advice”.

'Fair, balanced, impartial': Chair defends Citizens' Assembly at Oireachtas abortion committee

Justice Mary Laffoy spoke before the 22 member committee.

A referendum on the Eighth will be shaped by these 22 politicians. Here are their views on abortion

An Oireachtas committee meets for the first time in public today.


# abortion - Friday 15 September, 2017

Taoiseach not sure public would back Citizens' Assembly's stance on abortion

The Assembly said terminations should be allowed without restriction up to the 12th week of pregnancy.

# abortion - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Man who listed 'standing up against homosexuality' as achievement loses discrimination case

Mark Savage claimed he was told to remove the line from his CV.

# abortion - Monday 11 September, 2017

Politicians are about to get down to the business of scoping out an abortion referendum

The Committee on the Eighth Amendment meets formally for the first time this week.

# abortion - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

HSE removes pro-life sticker from hospital waiting room following complaints

The HSE said the sticker was displayed “without the knowledge of hospital management”.

Opinion: 'Sorry, UN. Ireland's abortion laws are progressive, modern and compassionate'

In pushing for abortion the UN is seriously undermining its human rights mission, writes Niamh Uí Bhriain.

# abortion - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Pro-life abortion billboard 'unlikely to mislead readers' says ad watchdog

The ASA found a billboard claiming 100,000 lives were saved as a result of Northern Ireland’s abortion laws was not misleading.

# abortion - Saturday 29 July, 2017

'The weight of the black secret that I have carried around': Women share anonymous abortion stories

A new project, called Not At Home, is gathering their stories.

Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today

Abortion providers have criticised organisers for ‘intimidating’ women.

# abortion - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Boots apologises after it's accused of moralising to women about the morning-after pill

The pharmacy chain has been criticised over the price of its emergency contraceptive pill.

# abortion - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Harris 'sickened' at the 'misleading nonsense' spread by rogue crisis pregnancy agencies

The Regulation of Information Act may be strengthened to deal with rogue crisis pregnancy agencies.

'As the first TD to speak about my abortion, I hope to dispel the shame'

I’m delighted to have the chance to explain why I’m so passionate about repealing the Eighth Amendment, writes Brid Smith.

# abortion - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Taoiseach says he is not opposed to holding a 'referendum day'

Varadkar says he has no intention of putting a referendum on the Eighth Amendment “on the long finger”.

# abortion - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Thousands attend pro-life demonstration in Dublin

A referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment is expected to take place next year.

# abortion - Friday 30 June, 2017

Minister for Health wants Eighth Amendment referendum next summer

Simon Harris said he supports repealing the Eighth Amendment.

Citizens' Assembly - here's what individual members said about the Eighth Amendment

The personal opinions of the members of the Citizens’ Assembly directly influenced five additional recommendations.

Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'

“If I’m the Irish government, I should take responsibility for Irish women,” Professor Arulkumaran told

# abortion - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Northern Ireland court overturns ruling that abortion laws are in breach of human rights law

The court also ruled that the final say on abortion laws should rest with Stormont and the national legislature.

25 legal abortions were carried out in Ireland in 2016

The Department of Health has released its figures of the number of terminations carried out in Ireland last year.

Citizens' Assembly publishes additional recommendations on the Eighth Amendment

Five ancillary recommendations have been made, derived from the personal opinions of the members of the Assembly.

Brid Smith: 'I had an abortion... I've never felt ashamed about it'

The TD said she had a termination at the age of 23.

# abortion - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Graphic pro-life events planned for Cork and Dublin airports 'won't get permission'

The group planning the events, the Irish Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, is seeking volunteers and donations.

# abortion - Thursday 22 June, 2017

From The Daily Edge A film about a young Irish couple going to England to seek an abortion hits cinemas tomorrow TWICE SHY

A film about a young Irish couple going to England to seek an abortion hits cinemas tomorrow

Here’s everything you need to know about Twice Shy.

# abortion - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Abortion committee meets for the first time and elects Senator Catherine Noone as chairperson

The Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution met in private today.

# abortion - Sunday 18 June, 2017

This Irish film explores what happens when a couple travel for an abortion

We spoke to its director about why he feels it isn’t a political film.

# abortion - Friday 16 June, 2017

Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited

The public will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment next year.

# abortion - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Varadkar in quotes: From not trusting Fianna Fáil to paying jobless immigrants to leave In His Own Words This post contains videos

Varadkar in quotes: From not trusting Fianna Fáil to paying jobless immigrants to leave

The new Taoiseach has had plenty to say on a range of issues in his 10 years as a TD.

# abortion - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

From The42 'I literally don’t know another female track-and-field athlete who hasn’t had an abortion' Athletics

'I literally don’t know another female track-and-field athlete who hasn’t had an abortion'

Sanya Richards-Ross makes the revelation in a new book.

Northern Irish women not entitled to free abortions in England, court rules

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that women from Northern Ireland are not entitled to free access to abortions.

# abortion - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Irish women account for seven in 10 non-resident abortions carried out in UK

More than 3,200 women and girls travelled from Ireland to the UK for terminations last year.

Ireland's abortion laws subjected woman to 'cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment'

The UN Human Rights Committee has again called on Ireland to reform its restrictive abortion laws.

# abortion - Monday 12 June, 2017

Girl seeking abortion held in psychiatric unit when she thought she was going for termination

A consultant psychiatrist said termination was “not the solution for all the child’s problems at this stage”.

# abortion - Saturday 10 June, 2017

The Citizens' Assembly is back this weekend - this time they're dealing with the issue of ageing

The Assembly recently delivered its final report and recommendations on the Eight Amendment.

# abortion - Saturday 27 May, 2017

My abortion: 'I don't want to be eternally attached to someone I do not love'

I feel like a woman and for the first time I feel like a responsible adult who made a very painful decision for all the right reasons.

New poll says Irish public want abortion laws to change... but only in certain cases

According to the Irish Times/Ipsos Mori poll, most people don’t favour unrestricted access to abortion, however.

# abortion - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Indian court approves abortion for 10-year-old made pregnant by rape

The young girl has crossed India’s 20-week legal limit for terminations.

Abortion: 95% of Irish women who used pills to end pregnancy 'didn't need surgical intervention'

Study from the British Medical Journal say the pills offer ‘an alternative to unsafe methods’

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