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# abortion laws

This year
Independent review of abortion laws should not be treated as ‘gospel’, says Varadkar
The review recommended several changes to Irish abortion laws, including scrapping the three-day ‘cooling off’ period.
'This is a sensitive issue': Tánaiste defends Govt approach in dealing with abortion law review
The abortion law review will go to the Oireachtas Health Committee for further scrutiny.
Holly Cairns: 'Our healthcare shouldn't be informed by Leo saying he feels uncomfortable'
The SocDems leader says Ireland is still exporting the care of some pregnant women.
Varadkar 'reluctant' to make changes after review of state's abortion laws seeks end to three-day wait
A report by
Christina Finn
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly will bring a memo to Cabinet on Tuesday on the report’s recommendations.
Last year
Florida becomes latest US state to restrict abortion access
The new law, which comes into force on 1 July, reduces the abortion limit from 24 to 15 weeks.
Charges dropped against Texas woman arrested for murder over abortion
Lizelle Herrera (26) was arrested on April 7, for “intentionally and knowingly [causing] the death of an individual by self-induced abortion”.
All time
Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law
The law has been in effect since September, aside from a district court-ordered pause that lasted 48 hours.
‘We know your fight’: Protesters in Dublin gather to oppose Texan abortion law
The protest took place to coincide with hundreds of similar demonstrations across the US.
GP who supports No vote rejects Coveney claim that 'there will be no abortion clinics in Ireland'
The Tánaiste asserted in an op-ed that “there will be no abortion clinics in Ireland”.
Here's what the legislation could look like if the Eighth is repealed
Minister Simon Harris is set to bring the general scheme of legislation to Cabinet tomorrow.
Eighth Amendment committee to vote on repealing the Eighth today
After the vote, the committee will begin drafting a report on its recommendations.
"They’re not being listened to but they’re on the streets protesting as well"
The Irish and Polish pro-choice movements are not that different.
Fianna Fáil doesn't want to repeal the 8th Amendment
Micheál Martin didn’t respond to our survey, while others had an identical reply.
Labour and Sinn Féin want to repeal the 8th, but not everyone is on the same page
Will people lose the party whip over the highly emotive issue?
National Women's Council calls State refusal of abortion to woman 'barbaric'
The Sunday Independent reports that the woman said she was suicidal.
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.
Police investigate as woman dies after travelling to UK for abortion
The 32-year-old woman suffered complications in a taxi after the procedure and died in a London hospital shortly afterwards.
Human Rights Commission to submit review of abortion report to Government
The commission will review the Expert Group report and engage with the Committee of the Council of Europe on the issue.
Ireland's abortion laws under UN spotlight
The laws will be looked at during Ireland’s first United Nations universal periodic review, where the country’s human rights record will be assessed.
Column: Abortion is a reality in Ireland – now we need to legislate for it
Senator Ivana Bacik and her student union colleagues were threatened with jail in 1989 for giving out information on abortion. She argues that public opinion has turned and that the Government must confront reality.
Over 4,400 Irish women travelled to England and Wales for abortions in 2010
New statistics from UK Department of Health show that 12 Irish women a day sought terminations. The European Court of Human Rights ruled last December that the country’s regulation breached a woman’s rights.