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#fatal foetal abnormality

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Friday 16 June, 2017

Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited

The public will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment next year.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'Some parents have to open the coffin every two hours to put in ice-packs so remains stay cool'

How many more girls are our government prepared to abuse while they delay a referendum on the Eighth Amendment, asks Gerry Edwards.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Woman subjected to 'grossly offensive comments' on fatal foetal abnormality on 98FM show

A caller into the Dublin Talks show was also said to have “made allusions to her complicity in what he considered to be murder”.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - 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.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - 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 TheJournal.ie.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Mick Wallace's bill on fatal foetal abnormalities has been defeated

It was defeated by 95 votes to 45.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Daly reads woman's letter: 'My son's ashes will be delivered along with Amazon and eBay purchases'

“I do not want to terminate my baby’s life but he does not have one.”

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Taoiseach: 'Abortion bill is bad for women and medically inadequate' Fatal Foetal Abnormality This post contains videos

Taoiseach: 'Abortion bill is bad for women and medically inadequate'

Cabinet agrees not to take a position on bill tabled by TD Mick Wallace

Poll: Should TDs get to vote how they want on the fatal foetal abnormality bill? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should TDs get to vote how they want on the fatal foetal abnormality bill?

The bill is being tabled by Mick Wallace and is under discussion by Cabinet today.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Thursday 30 June, 2016

'The pain and suffering is etched in my memory': TD takes emotional stand during fatal foetal abnormalities debate

Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell was speaking before the Dáil this evening.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Thursday 23 June, 2016

FactCheck: Who got it right in this abortion debate between Ruth Coppinger and Cora Sherlock?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck attempts to resolve an argument over abortion facts on Tonight with Vincent Browne last night.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Saturday 27 February, 2016

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.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Sunday 3 January, 2016

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.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

'I was walking around with my baby growing inside me knowing she could die at any moment'

Arlette Lyons writes about her experience of having to travel to Liverpool to have a termination when she found out her baby had no chance of survival.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Paul Bradford: "There are no such babies as babies with fatal foetal abnormalities"

The Senator said that there are babies with “life-limiting conditions”.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Monday 30 November, 2015

Belfast court rules abortion should be available in cases of rape and fatal foetal abnormality

“It does not protect morals to export the problem to another jurisdiction and then turn a blind eye.”

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Monday 19 October, 2015

‘In Ireland, Helen would go to jail’: Graham Linehan speaks of wife’s abortion after fatal foetal diagnosis Abortion This post contains videos

‘In Ireland, Helen would go to jail’: Graham Linehan speaks of wife’s abortion after fatal foetal diagnosis

The couple decided to highlight their story as part of Amnesty International’s campaign to decriminalise abortion in Ireland.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Monday 6 July, 2015

'Strange': Rebel TD kicked off committee after he seeks abortion hearings

'Strange': Rebel TD kicked off committee after he seeks abortion hearings

Labour has denied there is any connection between Michael McNamara’s removal from the health committee and his attempt to hold hearings on abortion.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

We all have dreams as young girls. Having a termination is not one of them.

I never knew all the things that could go wrong with a pregnancy… until they happened. Life can throw your dreams upside down.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Friday 29 May, 2015

Rebel TD kicked off committee after just ONE day

Michael McNamara’s not having a great week.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Other families’ bravery made me talk about my daughter Ella – Boyd Barrett Fatal Foetal Abnormality This post contains videos

Other families’ bravery made me talk about my daughter Ella – Boyd Barrett

The People Before Profit TD recounted his own personal tragedy in a Dáil debate in February.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - 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.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - 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.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - 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.

'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.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - 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.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Friday 6 February, 2015

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.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - 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.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - 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.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Irish women with fatal foetal anomalies stuck on UK hospital waiting lists

There have been reports that Irish women have had to wait for up to a month for an appointment.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Monday 25 August, 2014

It looks like Labour’s next manifesto will commit to widening Ireland’s abortion laws

The Tánaiste is also in favour of repealing the 8th Amendment.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Opinion: 'At the heart of Irish law is an inescapable fact... we are second class citizens'

Enshrined into law and sanctioned in social service provision is this attitude: women in Ireland are vessels to be filled and emptied at men’s discretion.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Opinion: A fatal foetal diagnosis is nobody’s fault – the deliberate lack of support by the State is.

Do people campaign against families faced with the heartbreaking decision to turn off the life support machine of a loved one? Cases of fatal foetal abnormality are precisely the same.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Column: I carried my baby to term, knowing when he was born I would have to bury him

I noticed the consultant becoming quieter and more serious. ‘Have you ever heard of anencephaly?’ he said.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Monday 24 March, 2014

Column: Ireland shows no love to babies dying in their mothers' wombs

I cried all day at the thought that I would have to go to a clinic in London and endure people throwing holy water and condoms at me because my nation would not help me when I needed it most.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - 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.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - 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.

# fatal-foetal-abnormality - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Column: My son was cremated alone, in a different country, because he had a fatal foetal abnormality

Gerry Edwards says he can never forgive Ireland for denying him and his wife the right to bring forward the end of their doomed pregnancy and grieve normally. In a letter to all members of the Oireachtas, he calls for a referendum.

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