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# abortion - Today’s News

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# abortion - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Labour TD reveals ‘absolutely disgusting’ hate mail

Anne Ferris said she could wallpaper a room in her house with the abuse she has received.

# abortion - Friday 15 January, 2016

Ireland continues to fail girls and young women – and the world is watching

The UN asked the Irish government about the situation of girls who are victims of rape and incest, and was patently told that there is no provision for these girls unless they are suicidal.

# abortion - Monday 11 January, 2016

‘Unclear’ if referendum to repeal Eighth Amendment would pass – Enda

The Taoiseach said a citizens’ assembly, similar to the Constitutional Convention, will examine the issue within six months if Fine Gael is re-elected.

# abortion - Sunday 10 January, 2016

Abortion bill hasn’t led to more women “claiming suicidality” to get a termination

Fears that this would happen have been proven unfounded.

# abortion - Sunday 3 January, 2016

This new Irish film follows a young couple as they go to England for an abortion

Ardal O’ Hanlon and Pat Shortt are among the cast.

Women shouldn’t have to sell household items or take out short-term loans to afford an abortion

While over 90% of abortions in England are performed in the first trimester of pregnancy, fatal foetal abnormalities and pregnancies resulting from sexual violence are often the exception.

# abortion - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Trump spokeswoman threatens to ‘wear a foetus’ on TV following backlash over bullet necklace

Katrina Pierson said it would raise awareness about abortion.

# abortion - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

More bizarre situations will emerge unless we say women are not vessels

If you believe that mothers should come first when being treated medically, then the eighth needs to be repealed, writes Sam Elliot.

# abortion - Monday 28 December, 2015

Enda promises action on abortion within six months of re-election

However, the Taoiseach would not be drawn on any possible date for a referendum on the matter.

# abortion - Thursday 17 December, 2015

‘Abortion is a divisive issue, but we can’t pretend it’s going to go away’ – Varadkar

Leo Varadkar says he supports the Taoiseach’s plan to call a convention on the issue.

# abortion - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

“She drove from Waterford to Dublin to fly to London on her own to have an abortion”

John Halligan made an impassioned speech today.

# abortion - Monday 14 December, 2015

Irish women have had almost 25,000 abortions in the UK in the last five years

Manchester was the destination for more than a third of those travelling.

# abortion - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Sexual health group targeted for helping a 10-year-old rape survivor seek an abortion

A new report from Amnesty International looks at the treatment of those advocating for safe abortions and sexual health across Latin America.

Pat Kenny: ‘My voice couldn’t even be heard in case an Irish person was nearby’

The veteran broadcaster has spoken of the challenges he faced while reporting on abortion in the United Kingdom.

# abortion - Thursday 10 December, 2015

‘The abortion holocaust’: Senator condemned for ‘horrific’ language Seanad This post contains videos

‘The abortion holocaust’: Senator condemned for ‘horrific’ language

Jim Walsh has drawn condemnation for remarks made in the Seanad earlier.

Senator Jim Walsh tells Senator Ivana Bacik to “get treatment for haemorrhoids” Bottom Line This post contains videos

Irish women who travelled abroad are sharing their faces to ‘de-stigmatise abortion’

The 11 women have done so in an effort to highlight the constitutional ban on abortion here.

# abortion - Monday 7 December, 2015

What do Vincent Browne, Irish Water and same-sex marriage have in common?

All three were among the top trending topics in Ireland over the past 12 months.

# abortion - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

‘I was walking around with my baby growing inside me knowing she could die at any moment’

Arlette Lyons writes about her experience of having to travel to Liverpool to have a termination when she found out her baby had no chance of survival.

Senator regrets if people were offended by controversial abortion comments

The Renua senator was responding to criticism of his remarks in the Seanad yesterday.

# abortion - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Paul Bradford: “There are no such babies as babies with fatal foetal abnormalities”

The Senator said that there are babies with “life-limiting conditions”.

# abortion - Monday 30 November, 2015

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Belfast court rules abortion should be available in cases of rape and fatal foetal abnormality

“It does not protect morals to export the problem to another jurisdiction and then turn a blind eye.”

# abortion - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Kenny to call convention on abortion if returned to power

The Taoiseach was speaking at a meeting of the British Irish Council in London.

# abortion - Friday 27 November, 2015

LISTEN: Planned Parenthood gunman surrenders after at least five police, six civilians shot

The suspected shooter was arrested just before midnight.

# abortion - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

What to do about abortion? Enda wants the country to get together and talk about it

Taoiseach Enda Kenny briefed his party’s TDs and Senators on its position regarding the 8th Amendment this evening.

“Protection of life surpasses religion and politics. We cannot allow this country to promote death.”

Peru has rejected legalised abortions for victims of rape.

Why Lucinda Creighton was asked if she would have aborted Hitler

The question has recently been asked of anti-abortion US presidential candidates.

This is the law that Labour wants to replace the 8th Amendment

The legislation would allow for terminations on four grounds.

# abortion - Sunday 22 November, 2015

James Reilly has reignited the abortion debate by calling for an early referendum Repeal The Eighth This post contains a poll

James Reilly has reignited the abortion debate by calling for an early referendum

Enda Kenny has said Fine Gael won’t commit to a vote if the party is reelected.

# abortion - Friday 20 November, 2015

Leading Irish doctors call for abortion to be decriminalised

Some of Ireland’s most prominent doctors are among hundreds of professionals calling for abortion to be legalised.

# abortion - Monday 9 November, 2015

What are political leaders waiting for? It’s time to liberalise Ireland’s abortion laws

Abortion is a sensitive subject., but there are many reasons why the laws need to be overhauled, writes Julien Mercille.

# abortion - Thursday 5 November, 2015

A lot of women are tweeting Enda about their periods – and he’s cool with it

“People send tweets to the Taoiseach all the time on all sorts of issues and are entitled to do so.”

# abortion - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

‘Ms Y’ to seek damages over treatment during abortion controversy

Yesterday’s proceedings were brought to quash a report, which has now effectively been achieved after the case was struck out following a settlement.

# abortion - Thursday 29 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge This moving dedication in Gloria Steinem’s new book is going viral Dedication

This moving dedication in Gloria Steinem’s new book is going viral

Steinem thanked the doctor who gave her an abortion 58 years ago.

# abortion - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Is Fianna Fáil really completely opposed to abortion?

Analysis: Micheál Martin has said Fianna Fáil “are not going there” on the 8th Amendment.

# abortion - Saturday 24 October, 2015

‘We’ll do whatever it takes to change this’ –  Abortion pill bus arrives in Dublin Whistle-stop Tour This post contains videos

‘We’ll do whatever it takes to change this’ – Abortion pill bus arrives in Dublin

The bus was delivering abortion pills to women in Galway, Limerick, Cork and Dublin.

# abortion - Friday 23 October, 2015

Pro-choice campaigners take ‘abortion pill bus’ across Ireland

Women with unwanted pregnancies will be able to access pills on the bus after an online consultation.

# abortion - Monday 19 October, 2015

‘In Ireland, Helen would go to jail’: Graham Linehan speaks of wife’s abortion after fatal foetal diagnosis Abortion This post contains videos

‘In Ireland, Helen would go to jail’: Graham Linehan speaks of wife’s abortion after fatal foetal diagnosis

The couple decided to highlight their story as part of Amnesty International’s campaign to decriminalise abortion in Ireland.

# abortion - Sunday 11 October, 2015

We need to create a solution to abortion. Children as young as 8 need to get sex education in school

A lot of people will consider what I’m suggesting controversial, ridiculous or pointless – but we need to create real solutions to real problems and bring the number of abortions down, writes Liadan O’Connor.

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