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Dublin: 6 °C Sunday 11 December, 2016


# abortion - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

'Disgraceful and partisan': Mattie McGrath hits out as Tesco removes pro-life group's charity appeal

Tesco said the group was removed from its charity drive for breaching the terms and conditions.

# abortion - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Government offers €30,000 to woman forced to travel abroad for abortion

Amanda Mellet was told the child she was carrying would die in the womb or shortly after birth.

Abortion: 'Rights of tomorrow’s women continue to be abridged by yesterday’s men'

America’s new VP, Mike Pence, embodies a worrying strand of male influence within the reproductive rights debate, writes Ronan Mullen.

# abortion - Saturday 26 November, 2016

"Why has she not gone abroad? Why would she do that to herself?"

At today’s Citizens’ Assembly, psychiatrist Anthony McCarthy expressed amazement that any woman would subject herself to the ordeal of obtaining a pregnancy termination in Ireland.

The Citizens' Assembly will start discussing abortion today. Here's what's on the agenda

The current regime will be laid out but not critiqued.

# abortion - Monday 21 November, 2016

Priests are now allowed forgive women who have abortions

The Pope yesterday called abortion a “horrendous crime”.

# abortion - Thursday 10 November, 2016

A couple are live-tweeting their trip to the UK for an abortion due to a fatal foetal abnormality

They say that their child has been diagnosed with Edwards syndrome, which could mean their child will only live for minutes or hours.

# abortion - Sunday 6 November, 2016

FactCheck: Does this pro-life leaflet stand up to scrutiny?

The Life Institute’s Yes to Life pamphlet has been printed 120,000 times. How much truth is in it?

# abortion - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Repeal the Eighth Bill blocked in the Dáil after government deal

Fine Gael, the Independent Alliance and independents in government took a unified approach to the issue.

# abortion - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Coppinger blasts 'sell-out independents' after Government adopts unified stance on abortion bill

The bill is due to be debated in the Dáil tonight.

# abortion - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Poll: Should independent ministers be given a free vote on the Repeal the Eighth bill? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should independent ministers be given a free vote on the Repeal the Eighth bill?

Health Minister Simon Harris is hoping a technical counter-motion will be a good enough compromise for independent TDs.

Ruth Coppinger: 'The TDs who decided women's destinies in 1983 abortion debate still hold office'

Ruth Coppinger said her party will take the pay increase due to TDs, but it will go towards campaigns supports.

# abortion - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Coppinger on Zappone: 'She wore a Repeal jumper on the march and she won't vote for a repeal bill'

Speaking to, Coppinger said the AAA-PBP are calling on John Halligan, Shane Ross and Finian McGrath to stand by their principles and support the bill.

# abortion - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

'Women right now are being lied to in the most grotesque fashion. Enough is enough'

Today, the Labour Party is introducing to the Dáil legislation that will require those who provide counselling services to women experiencing crisis pregnancies to be registered and regulated.

Labour bill aims to clamp down on rogue crisis pregnancy agencies operating in Ireland

The issue of these clinics operating in Ireland was highlighted in an undercover report last month.

Trouble brewing as Independent Alliance still want a free vote on Repeal the Eighth bill

An Independent Alliance source said the members have the same thoughts on the Bill as they did on Mick Wallace’s legislation on fatal foetal abnormalities.

# abortion - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Six in ten people want abortion to be decriminalised in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where abortion is illegal, except where continuing a pregnancy would cause a serious risk to the mother’s health.

# abortion - Monday 17 October, 2016

Study shows vast majority of Irish women who took abortion pills feel they made right decision

The study examined the experiences of women who accessed abortion pills online.

# abortion - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Day one of Citizens' Assembly hears people with 'diverse views' are 'destroyed' on social media Abortion Debate This post contains videos

Day one of Citizens' Assembly hears people with 'diverse views' are 'destroyed' on social media

The Taoiseach says that people with ‘diverse views’ can be ‘ridiculed’ online.

The Citizens' Assembly meets for the first time today, here's how it's going to work

The exact format is still to be decided.

# abortion - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Nationwide protests planned in Poland as ruling party to forge ahead with strict abortion laws

Poland’s ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski is still planning on pushing ahead with strict abortion laws.

# abortion - Friday 7 October, 2016

New poll shows the vast majority of Irish people want Eighth Amendment repealed

Most, however, do not want to see UK-style abortion laws in Ireland

# abortion - Thursday 6 October, 2016

RTÉ says it asked senator to remove Repeal the Eighth badge to stop "unchallenged campaigning"

After the break in the show, Ó Ríordáin could be seen without the badge.

# abortion - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Polish government rows back on all-out abortion ban following mass protests

The minister of science and higher education said the protests have “caused us to think and taught us humility”.

# abortion - 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 - Monday 3 October, 2016

Women in Poland went on strike today to protest planned new abortion laws

The new laws propose prison terms of up to five years for women seeking an abortion.

Rónán Mullen says he doesn't believe aborted foetuses are 'debris'

The Senator says he was referring to the attitude of abortion providers.

# abortion - Saturday 1 October, 2016

'Any politician that says repealing the Eighth doesn't come up on the doorsteps is living in cloud cuckoo land'

With the political landscape so uncertain, the current government is unlikely to rush a referendum through.

# abortion - Thursday 29 September, 2016

'I know there are a dwindling band of fanatics out there': TD hits out after his office was vandalised

The Cork TD had attended the march for choice in Dublin city centre last Saturday.

# abortion - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

TDs from AAA-PBP wear 'Repeal' sweatshirts in Dáil

The six were shown on Oireachtas cameras wearing the attire during Leaders’ Questions this afternoon.

# abortion - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Opinion: "I'm 22. She's 22. I'm in no position to care for a child. How the hell is this supposed to work?"

We had nobody to help us. It’s a disgusting feeling, the feeling of exile.

# abortion - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Make no mistake, today's March for Choice is just the beginning of a long ground war

How are both sides shaping up Ireland’s abortion debate?

Poland pushes ahead with near-total ban on abortion

A poll published this week by the Newsweek Polska magazine showed that 74% of Poles want to keep the existing law.

# abortion - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Campaigners says posters advertising pro-choice march removed illegally in Dublin

The Abortion Rights Campaign said its posters were removed in Rathmines and in some areas in the city centre.

# abortion - Sunday 11 September, 2016

'I cannot save my daughter, and it destroys me. The one kindness we can do is shield her from pain'

An Irish couple who are expecting a baby, and who received a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality, write about their ordeal for

Female troops fighting Isis in Syria support the 'Repeal the 8th' campaign - and Dublin Bus drivers

The US-backed Bob Crow brigade, a group of British and Irish volunteers embedded with Kurdish forces in northern Syria, tweeted its support for the proposed changes to the Irish constitution with the slogan “Ní saoirse go saoirse na mban”.

# abortion - Thursday 8 September, 2016

'You can't handle the truth': Director of crisis pregnancy clinic stands by controversial claims

Patrick Jameson repeated claims about abortion causing breast cancer.

# abortion - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Simon Harris 'sickened' by misinformation given to women at crisis pregnancy clinic Undercover Filming This post contains videos

Simon Harris 'sickened' by misinformation given to women at crisis pregnancy clinic

The health minister said women need “accurate information in relation to their own health”.

# abortion - Monday 5 September, 2016

How rogue crisis pregnancy agencies have been operating outside the law here for more than a decade

The agencies are in the spotlight again after an investigation found an agency in Dublin giving abortion misinformation to women.

# abortion - Sunday 4 September, 2016

'I walked past people with signs about how I was a murderer': Getting an abortion as a teenager

One reader tells us her story about having to travel to the UK for an abortion after an unplanned pregnancy at 19.

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