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#termination of pregnancy

# termination-of-pregnancy - 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.

# termination-of-pregnancy - Saturday 27 September, 2014

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.

# termination-of-pregnancy - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Opinion: We must repeal the eighth amendment

The presence of the eighth amendment is putting the life, health or well-being of certain pregnant woman at risk.

# termination-of-pregnancy - Monday 1 September, 2014

Opinion: Reducing harm to sentient beings should be central to abortion laws

If Irish society is serious about reducing harm to pregnant women, including the harms of disrespecting their autonomy and bodily integrity, the state needs to change how it thinks about pregnancy and abortion.

# termination-of-pregnancy - Monday 18 August, 2014

Opinion: Support for suicidal woman was complicated, not assisted, by abortion legislation

The legislation introduced last year has proved itself to be barbaric and unworkable.

Opinion: A law that protects no one – the Eighth Amendment sees women as incubators

This case has sent a clear message to women in Ireland: if you are suicidal and need an abortion, it is highly unlikely that you will get one.

# termination-of-pregnancy - 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.

# termination-of-pregnancy - Saturday 6 July, 2013

'Rally for Life' protest to call for referendum on abortion bill

The pro-life rally will call for the Taoiseach to put the Protection in Life During Pregnancy Bill to the people of Ireland in a referendum.

# termination-of-pregnancy - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Column: I have always considered myself pro-choice, but I can't support the proposed abortion bill

Colm Keaveney TD explains that if the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 is initiated in the Dáil reflecting the contents and detail of the Heads of Bill that were recently discussed before the Joint Committee on Health, he will be unable to support it.

# termination-of-pregnancy - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate

Tracey Holsgrove explains the agony of contemplating how to proceed with her pregnancy after learning of her baby’s condition – and why she is a firm pro-choice advocate.

# termination-of-pregnancy - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Simon Harris responds to criticism over abortion position

The Fine Gael TD said he was against introducing abortion in Ireland – but denied that he had intentionally ‘liked’ a particular comment on his Facebook page which expressed opposition abortion.