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# abortion - Today’s News

Ray D’Arcy interview about vasectomies and abortion did not break broadcasting rules

The context of the RTÉ Radio One interview with Dr Andrew Rynne was noted by the BAI.

# abortion - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Women walk into Derry police station in connection with procuring abortion pills

Police say a file is being prepared for the Northern Irish Public Prosecution Service.

# abortion - Saturday 21 May, 2016

US governor blocks law which would have seen doctors jailed for performing abortions

The veto comes just 24 hours after lawmakers passed the legislation.

# abortion - Friday 20 May, 2016

Cork-based Social Democrat dropped as mass reader over party's abortion stance

Ken Curtin has said that he intends to bring the issue to the Bishop of Cloyne William Crean.

# abortion - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

More than 3,400 Irish women travelled to UK for abortions in 2015

833 women from Northern Ireland also travelled for the procedure last year.

# abortion - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Criminalising abortion does nothing to prevent it

Rates in the developed world are at an all-time low.

# abortion - Friday 13 May, 2016

Ireland has been told by the UN Human Rights Council to change its abortion laws

A total of 262 recommendations were made to Ireland by other states regarding human rights.

# abortion - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

We've been promised four referendums - but not one on abortion

Instead, a ‘Citizens’ Assembly’ will be able to make recommendations to the Dáil on issues like the Eighth Amendment.

# abortion - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Abortion campaigners need to stop pushing abortion pills as an option for women

Abortion pills taken without medical supervision can kill you, writes Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Life Institute.

# abortion - Saturday 23 April, 2016

McGuinness says criminalisation of woman who took abortion drugs was 'absolutely wrong'

Speaking at the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis he cautioned against anyone using medication accessed on the internet.

# abortion - Friday 22 April, 2016

We're helping women access abortion pills in Ireland. Here's why

When the law does not suit our lives, we take matters into our own hands, writes Need Abortion Ireland, a new support group for women seeking abortion services.

# abortion - Monday 11 April, 2016

Prosecution sometimes warranted for women who have abortions - Iona Institute

A woman who ordered pills online was given a suspended sentence in Belfast last week.

# abortion - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Amnesty calls latest abortion pills case a 'grotesque spectacle'

A woman appeared before Belfast Crown Court today accused of buying abortion pills for her daughter.

# abortion - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Could an Irish woman be jailed for taking an abortion pill?

The short answer is that it’s difficult to rule out the possibility.

# abortion - Monday 4 April, 2016

Woman (21) given suspended sentence for taking abortion drugs

She bought the pills online as she failed to raise enough money to travel to England for a termination.

Women walk out of church as priest reads anti-abortion letter Poland This post contains videos

Women walk out of church as priest reads anti-abortion letter

The letter was read out as the Catholic Church in Poland launched its campaign in support of proposed legislation to ban abortion.

# abortion - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Irish Pro-Life Campaign criticises Donald Trump over controversial abortion remarks Punishment This post contains videos

Irish Pro-Life Campaign criticises Donald Trump over controversial abortion remarks

Amnesty International is also not happy with the Republican’s comments.

# abortion - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Donald Trump says women should be punished for having an abortion

He’s since tried to backtrack.

The horrific court case involving a young pregnant brain-dead woman might not be a one-off

The last government legislated for an individual’s autonomy in medical cases – except if you’re a pregnant woman, writes barrister Kate Butler.

# abortion - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Two-week protest on the doorstep of power will aim to push abortion issue

The campaign supported by Amnesty International is starting today.

# abortion - Saturday 12 March, 2016

‘Abortion on demand’ phrase pushes idea women will get abortions as easy as choosing a Netflix movie

The term is left hanging in the background of debate, casting a vague and supposedly scary shadow over the future, writes Dr Robert Grant.

# abortion - Friday 11 March, 2016

Enda Kenny took to Facebook tonight to keep the Irish people “up to date”

He says he’ll keep his followers informed.

# abortion - Wednesday 9 March, 2016

This new Fianna Fáil TD wants to repeal the Eighth Amendment – but she won’t convince her colleagues

Lisa Chambers favours abortion in cases of rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormality.

# abortion - Friday 4 March, 2016

Half of Irish people think freer abortion access should be priority for next government

Almost three quarters of the people polled think there should be a referendum to allow the people to vote on the Eighth amendment.

# abortion - Thursday 3 March, 2016

The US Supreme Court is split on the ‘most important abortion case in a generation’

The case concerns whether or not a Texas law aims to protect women’s health, or to restrict access to abortions.

# abortion - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Labour’s demise puts abortion off the agenda for a decade, claims minister

The party’s collapse means social change will not happen, according to Kevin Humphreys.

Irish couple on the difficult choice they faced after their baby was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality

Michelle and Vin Manley spent three hours with their son before he died – but they say there’s no right decision for couples faced with the same decision as they were.

# abortion - Thursday 25 February, 2016

“I actually struggle with this myself”: Taoiseach quizzed on Eighth Amendment on TV3 couch

Kenny said he had listened very carefully to the “courageous people” who had spoken of their experiences with unborn children.

Hillary Clinton asked advisor about Irish abortion penalty before official visit

The then US secretary of state was briefed about the Savita Halappanavar case before a trip to Ireland.

# abortion - Saturday 20 February, 2016

Poll: Do you want a referendum on the Eighth Amendment to be held? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want a referendum on the Eighth Amendment to be held?

It’s been quite the issue in GE16 over the past week.

# abortion - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Labour wants to replace the Eighth Amendment with a UK-style abortion law

The party has outlined its plans to hold a referendum on the abortion ban if returned to government.

A week out from polling day, the Catholic Bishops are weighing in on abortion

Today’s statement from the Bishops’ Conference coincides with a Labour event calling for a referendum.

# abortion - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Call me a selfish criminal and a murderer if you want, but having an abortion was right for me

I made a decision to abort at seven weeks for many reasons, writes an anonymous contributor.

# abortion - Sunday 7 February, 2016

How Lucinda and Averil clashed over abortion as students more than a decade ago

The 2002 abortion referendum debate made for a heated political battle between two of the country’s rising young political stars.

# 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.

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