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# abortion - Today’s News


# abortion - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Now this Fine Gael TD wants to repeal the 8th Amendment (but he’s still ‘very pro-life’) Breaking Ranks This post contains videos

Now this Fine Gael TD wants to repeal the 8th Amendment (but he’s still ‘very pro-life’)

Jerry Buttimer is one of the first Fine Gael TDs to call for the repeal of the controversial constitutional amendment.

# abortion - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Poll: Do you think the media is biased on the abortion issue? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the media is biased on the abortion issue?

A rally was held yesterday to challenge the media’s apparent ‘pro-abortion agenda’.

# abortion - Monday 9 March, 2015

‘I was told my daughter was incompatible with life … she’s now 8′

Every Life Counts wants the term banned, saying it “dehumanises” babies.

# abortion - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Sinn Féin votes for abortion to be allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities

Delegates spoke passionately both in favour of and against the motion.

# abortion - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Ruth Coppinger asks Joan Burton: ‘Are you embarrassed?’

She also compared the Tánaiste to Margaret Thatcher.

# abortion - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

What exactly is Sinn Féin’s policy on abortion? Pro Life Or Pro Choice? This post contains videos

What exactly is Sinn Féin’s policy on abortion?

The party’s policy could be radically overhauled at its Ard Fheis this weekend.

# abortion - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

‘If my daughter was raped I’d never force her to carry a child’ Abortion This post contains videos

‘If my daughter was raped I’d never force her to carry a child’

“I’m very conscious that I was an unwanted pregnancy.”

# abortion - Monday 2 March, 2015

Labour will allow this TD back on one condition…

* As long as Anne Ferris votes with the government she will return to the parliamentary party in the autumn.

# abortion - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Can fatal foetal abnormalities be legislated for? Politicians want to take ANOTHER look…

The Oireachtas Health Committee has agreed to add the issue to its work programme

# abortion - Sunday 15 February, 2015

My child was diagnosed as ‘incompatible with life’ but I’m glad Clare Daly’s bill was voted down

A change in the law could help to establish a culture where a ‘choice’ soon becomes an expectation.

# abortion - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Poll: Is it time to hold another referendum on abortion? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time to hold another referendum on abortion?

Alan Shatter says it should be held on allowing terminations in cases of TFMR, rape and incest.

Where else are abortion laws as strict as in Ireland?

We’re relatively unique in terms of developed countries.

# abortion - Friday 13 February, 2015

Column: Why does this Government refuse to hold a referendum on abortion?

81% of respondents to a recent poll indicated they wanted abortion allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormality. Yet 88% of TDs abstained or voted no on the issue.

# abortion - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Can Willie Walsh convince TDs to allow the sale of Aer Lingus?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# abortion - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

‘A shameful abandonment’: Just one Labour TD defies party as Clare Daly’s abortion bill voted down

The Dáil has voted to reject a bill providing for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.

Alan Shatter wants a referendum on abortion … and divorce

The former justice minister thinks it’s time we change the Constitution – in a number of ways.

Clare Daly: Fine Gael and Labour will vote down abortion bill like ‘nodding donkeys’

The independent TD called the Taoiseach “a hypocrite” during a heated exchange.

Some Labour TDs could miss today’s abortion vote, no whip on Fianna Fáil deputies

Meanwhile, Anne Ferris said she is willing to face the consequences of being expelled from the Labour Party.

‘I was raped. Legislating for abortion in rape cases wouldn’t go far enough’

The precedent set by the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act would see a raped woman questioned, put on trial, and forced to relive the worst experiences of her life.

# abortion - Saturday 7 February, 2015

“We can assure you, not a person on this earth wanted our babies to live more than we did.”

A bill proposed by Clare Daly will go before the Dáil on Tuesday.

# abortion - Friday 6 February, 2015

Boyd-Barrett: ‘I had to bury my daughter Ella. She was born with fatal foetal abnormalities’ Personal Experience This post contains videos

Boyd-Barrett: ‘I had to bury my daughter Ella. She was born with fatal foetal abnormalities’

The People Before Profit TD has recounted his own personal tragedy during a Dáil debate on abortion.

Leo: We’ve no mandate for abortion referendum, Mick Wallace: That’s horseshit

However, the Health Minister said he would be advocating for Fine Gael to campaign for an abortion referendum in the next election.

# abortion - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

“Please don’t force a woman to grow a baby that is going to die”

The government will vote against a bill from TD Clare Daly on termination for medical reasons.

‘No matter what anyone says to you, you’re a mammy and a daddy now’

TDs are once again being asked to legislate for terminations for medical reasons.

# abortion - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

‘People think I’m the devil for having an abortion, but it’s the only option that’s right for me’

A young Cork woman has taken part in a BBC documentary that follows her journey to have an abortion in the UK.

# abortion - Friday 23 January, 2015

Woman jailed for miscarrying her baby is released

16 other women remain in jail, accused of having abortions.

# abortion - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Lucinda: Party will have free vote on ‘life’ issues like euthanasia, abortion

Creighton has defined more clearly what she considers to be ‘matters of conscience’ to which the whip of new party will not apply.

# abortion - Friday 16 January, 2015

17 women remain imprisoned in El Salvador for miscarrying their babies

The country has one of the toughest anti-abortion laws in the world.

# abortion - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Archbishop criticises NI Minister over proposal on abortion for rape victims

Eamon Martin accused the Justice Minister of trying to exclude pro-life arguments from the consultation, following a meeting with him today.

# abortion - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Updated: Is Lucinda Creighton changing her views on abortion? Mellowed This post contains videos

Updated: Is Lucinda Creighton changing her views on abortion?

Eddie Hobbs, who’s involved in Creighton’s new party, told last week that her views had “mellowed” but now he says he has never spoken to her about the issue.

# abortion - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Opinion: Dear Lucinda and Reboot Ireland, aren’t ALL votes issues of conscience?

Decisions that impact taxes or spending have at least as dramatic an effect upon day-to-day lives of Irish people as issues like abortion.

# abortion - Monday 29 December, 2014

Opinion: Tragic case of clinically dead pregnant woman highlights our unworkable approach to abortion

Following the burial today of a young woman, who was kept on life support while clinically dead due to legal considerations about her pregnancy, we must consider the legacy of the Eighth Amendment.

# abortion - Saturday 27 December, 2014

‘The foetus is regarded as a citizen’: How world media reported yesterday’s High Court decision

Ireland’s abortion ban has been thrust back in to the international spotlight.

# abortion - Friday 26 December, 2014

Despite Leo’s intervention, no one in this government will go near the abortion issue again

Analysis: The coalition will not give in to growing calls for a referendum on the 8th Amendment. Here’s why.

# abortion - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Pro-choice activists tie pair of giant red knickers to Dáil gates

The knickers had a message calling for the 8th amendment to the constitution to be removed.

# abortion - Friday 19 December, 2014

Joan Burton: Our abortion laws do not serve women well

The Tánaiste and Labour leader has reiterated her opposition to the 8th Amendment.

# abortion - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Opinion: In Ireland a pregnancy must continue even if a woman is raped, suicidal or clinically dead

Pregnancy isn’t as black and white as we would like. There are fatal foetal abnormalities, health risks, complications, and pregnancy from rape and incest. In each instance our laws allow one outcome: have the child.

Anti-abortion protester convicted of harassment outside Belfast clinic

Bernadette Smyth is appealing the decision.

Varadkar: Abortion issue is ‘never going to go away’

The Health Minister said he was aware of the life support case in Mullingar when he called legislation “too restrictive”.

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