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#Abortion

# abortion - Today’s News

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”.

13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night

A large number of Labour deputies missed the vote on a bill to hold a referendum on repealing the 8th Amendment.

Poll: Should the 8th Amendment in the Constitution be repealed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Will the Seanad reject water charges?

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

Pro-life group: No one wants to see this baby’s life deliberately ended

The family of a 16-week pregnant woman who is brain dead want to switch off the life support.

TD helped ‘dozens’ of women take abortion pills

In many cases the women “under no circumstances would have been able to pay to travel to Britain and to pay for accommodation”.

# abortion - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Enda: Leo Varadkar spoke ‘in a personal capacity’ on abortion issue The 8th This post contains videos

Enda: Leo Varadkar spoke ‘in a personal capacity’ on abortion issue

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was responding to Varadkar’s comments last night that the 8th Amendment was too restrictive.

Poll: Do you agree that our abortion laws are too restrictive? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree that our abortion laws are too restrictive?

The Health Minister made a significant speech last night.

ECB to Ireland: We don’t have to answer to you

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

FULL SPEECH: Minister for Health on what is wrong with Ireland’s abortion laws

Leo Varadkar rules out ‘rushed referendum’.

# abortion - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are ‘too restrictive’ Repeal The 8th This post contains videos

Leo Varadkar thinks our abortion laws are ‘too restrictive’

The Health Minister had made a landmark speech in the Dáil tonight.

# abortion - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Crisis pregnancy services will not face charges over abortion advice

The HSE has now clarified what advice should be given around abortion pills.

# abortion - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Pro-choice group put banner advertising abortion pills on Galway Cathedral

The banner was up for most of yesterday morning.

# abortion - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Ireland is NOT one of the safest places on the planet to have a baby

A UN report shows thirty countries with a lower maternal mortality rate.

# abortion - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Anti-abortion campaigners to deliver gifts to baby delivered in Ms Y case

Campaigners say that the choice of date is symbolic.

# abortion - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease ‘very angry’ beef farmers?

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

# abortion - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

‘Very often women let down other women’: Pro-life campaigner “disappointed” with backlash after BBC honour

Cora Sherlock was chosen as one of the BBC’s “100 Women” for 2014

Activists take train to Belfast to get abortion pills – and say they plan to take them

Supporters are expected to meet the train returning from Belfast and hold a rally in Dublin.

# abortion - Friday 24 October, 2014

Hundreds of Irish women contact abortion pill website every month

Tonight RTÉ’s Prime Time revealed that so far this year there have been more than 60 abortion pill seizures.

# abortion - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Opinion: Changes to abortion laws should be decided by referendum – with balanced information for voters

A poll this week found most Irish people favoured legalising abortion “where the foetus will not be born alive” – but that question is misleading, writes Niamh Ui Bhriain.

# abortion - Monday 13 October, 2014

The 9 at 9: Monday

Catch up as you wake up.

Most voters want a referendum to decide if Ireland’s abortion laws should be liberalised

The poll was carried out on 1,200 adults last Monday and Tuesday.

# abortion - Friday 10 October, 2014

322 sought post-abortion counselling info from Cura in 2013

The figures are contained in Cura’s annual report for 2013.

# abortion - Monday 6 October, 2014

Column: In El Salvador, a total ban on abortion has led to death and decades of imprisonment

In El Salvador, one of only nine countries in the world that has a total ban on abortion, suicide accounts for 57% of all deaths of pregnant girls aged under 19.

# abortion - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Taoiseach confronted by ‘knicker-brandishing’ protesters during Fine Gael dinner Knickersforchoice This post contains videos

# abortion - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

‘I’ll give my opinion as a doctor and young man at a later stage’ – Varadkar

The Health Minister said that the Government has no plans to update the Constitution in relation to abortion.

# abortion - Sunday 28 September, 2014

HSE denies legal action taken to forcibly hydrate Miss Y, but is still reviewing what happened

Reports this morning claimed that Department of Health officials intervened in the case, objecting to the legal action being taken.

# abortion - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Thousands march for “realistic abortion access in Ireland” March For Choice This post contains images

Thousands march for “realistic abortion access in Ireland”

The march was organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign.

IFPA says the State is to blame for cases like Miss Y

The head of the IFPA says the recent abortion law needs to be repealed.

Opinion: Ireland’s law on abortion is a shambles entirely of the State’s creation

The case of Ms Y highlights the cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment girls and women are subjected to because of Ireland’s abortion laws.

# abortion - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Socialist TDs call for ‘medieval’ 8th Amendment to be removed from Constitution

Ruth Coppinger said that a Referendum should take place on the same day as the Marriage Equality Referendum next Spring.

# abortion - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Opinion: Aside from the abortion question, Ms Y highlights serious flaws in Irish maternity care

Remove abortion from the picture and we are still left with the highly troubling instance of a young, vulnerable women left traumatised by her encounter with the health service.

‘Sad and depressed’ but not ‘actively suicidal’ – the HSE’s verdict on Ms Y

RTÉ Prime Time has revealed that the HSE believes there was “an overall lack of coordination” in the handling of the case.

# abortion - Sunday 21 September, 2014

The majority of people want a referendum on the 8th Amendment

… but one quarter of people don’t know.

# abortion - Friday 19 September, 2014

Mixed reaction to new abortion guidelines for health professionals

The guidance document was published by the Department of Health today.

# abortion - Thursday 18 September, 2014

“Let’s not repeat the mistake of 1983″… Varadkar calls for calm in abortion debate

The Health Minister has rejected calls for a referendum to be held next year.

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