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Abortion

# 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.

Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act to come into force on 1 January

The Department of Health confirmed today after speculation about when exactly the legislation would come into force.

# abortion - Thursday 12 December, 2013

More women seeking post-abortion counselling say IFPA

The Irish Family Planning Association have also reported an increase in STI screenings in its 2012 report.

# abortion - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Peadar Tóibín: Fianna Fáil approached me, but I want to rejoin Sinn Féin

The Meath West TD is suspended from Sinn Féin after voting against the abortion bill but he insists he wants to rejoin the party in January.

# abortion - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Northern Ireland’s justice minister calls for consultation on changing abortion laws

David Ford said he wants a public consultation into changing abortion laws to allow women carrying babies with fatal foetal abnormalities to have a termination.

# abortion - Friday 29 November, 2013

Conference a key test of whether things really are improving for Labour

Labour members and delegates gather in Killarney for the start of their conference tonight with some signs of improvement in the party’s fortunes.

# abortion - Thursday 28 November, 2013

UN anti-torture body questions Ireland’s record on abortion and Magdalenes

It is the second time this month that a UN agency has voiced concerns about Ireland’s record.

# abortion - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

“Amanda would have been forced to carry to term, fearing every minute”

Amanda Mellet is filing a petition with the UN claiming the government here violated her human rights by refusing to allow her to terminate her unviable pregnancy in Ireland.

# abortion - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Women who travelled to UK for terminations to bring case to United Nations

Terminations for Medical Reasons (TFMR) and the Centre for Reproductive Rights believe there have been human rights violations.

# abortion - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Column: Past concerns over Ireland’s abortion laws foreshadowed today’s reality

Arguments against the eighth amendment of the Constitution in 1983 raised concerns about Ireland’s approach to abortion which have sadly been realised, writes historian Dr Ciara Meehan.

# abortion - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about remains found in Meath, Roy Keane and the property tax deadline.

Pro Life groups call BPAS advert in Irish newspaper today ‘disgusting’ and ‘callous’

The largest abortion provider in Britain has taken out an ad in The Irish Times today saying: “We’ll care for your women until your government does”.

Stop exporting your abortion problem, Britain tells Ireland

The largest abortion provider in Britain has taken out an ad in an Irish newspaper saying: “We’ll care for your women until your government does”.

# abortion - Friday 18 October, 2013

Hospital group will ‘review actions of all staff’ in care of Savita

The West/North West Hospital Group said that, if appropriate, staff will be referred to the proper authorities but that “in many instances there will be no case to answer.”

# abortion - Thursday 17 October, 2013

HSE promises to be “very public” in its progress on Savita report

The executive said that the team looking at Hiqa’s recommendations will report “on a very frequent basis” but that at present “it’s very early days”.

# abortion - Monday 14 October, 2013

FG TD who was told not to help with communion insists he’s ‘very much pro-life’

Derek Keating has been told not to fulfil his duties as a minister of the Eucharist at St Mary’s Parish in Lucan in the wake of his support for the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill last July.

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