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#Abortion

# abortion - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Pregnant woman with '15% chance of delivery' given list of UK hospitals to get abortion, Dáil hears Portiuncula Hospital This post contains videos

Pregnant woman with '15% chance of delivery' given list of UK hospitals to get abortion, Dáil hears

Ruth Coppinger TD told the Dáil she had been contacted by a woman who shared her story.

# abortion - Monday 18 February, 2019

'Very disturbing': Longford GP surgery spray painted with anti-abortion graffiti overnight

Gardaí are investigating a report of criminal damage to the premise in Leader Park.

# abortion - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Teen rape victim who gave birth to stillborn baby released from prison in El Salvador

Evelyn Hernandez was accused of murdering her baby after she gave birth in a makeshift bathroom in her home.

# abortion - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Bogus abortion site still appearing on Google - but new law would enable takedown of 'harmful' content

The creation of a digital safety commissioner has been mooted as a way of tackling the effects of harmful online content.

'The law is the law': Rotunda maternity hospital told to offer abortions up to 12 weeks, not 11

Last month, it was reported that the Rotunda would not provide abortions for women at more than 11 weeks’ gestation.

# abortion - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out

Women in Northern Ireland can access abortion services here, but it will cost them €450, the Dáil was told yesterday.

# abortion - Monday 4 February, 2019

'Rats out of the HSE': Protesters want external probe into claims abortion details were leaked

The HSE is probing claims that a woman was phoned and harassed by a man who had obtained her personal information.

# abortion - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Counsellor registration board to be announced, bringing 'rogue' unplanned pregnancy agency regulations one step closer

It could be a number of years before these ‘counsellors’ are outlawed.

# abortion - Friday 1 February, 2019

Anti-abortion protesters say they received 'reliable information' on abortions taking place in Drogheda hospital

This is at least the second time this year that people have protested outside the hospital.

'Grotesque and reprehensible': Harris 'extraordinarily concerned' over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion

A number of investigations are under way into the allegations, which were first reported by TheJournal.ie yesterday.

Multiple investigations under way over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at NMH

Health Minister Simon Harris has said he is very concerned about the alleged case, and has launched an investigation.

# abortion - Thursday 31 January, 2019

HSE to investigate alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at Dublin maternity hospital

A message shared on Twitter alleges a woman was contacted via an unknown number and verbally harassed.

# abortion - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Coombe hospital denies board intervened to refuse abortion for woman with a fatal foetal diagnosis

Earlier Ruth Coppinger told the Dáil that two doctors confirmed it was a fatal foetal abnormality, but the board refused the abortion.

Opinion: 'The debate on abortion isn't over and don't expect that it ever will be'

The experience in the US shows that the divisive abortion debate will continue, writes Larry Donnelly.

# abortion - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Peadar Tóibín: 'Some in Sinn Féin are hurt and angry and are not talking to me at all'

Peadar Tóibín: 'Some in Sinn Féin are hurt and angry and are not talking to me at all'

Tóibín talks about his new party, his hopes for the local and general elections and why some old colleagues are not on speaking terms with him.

# abortion - Thursday 10 January, 2019

'We had a very short interval': Some practitioners concerned over timing of abortion services

Some hospitals are waiting for the system to be fully up and running before providing the service.

# abortion - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Doctors express concern over termination services amid fears of 'risks' to patients' safety

The issues were raised at an extraordinary general of the institute this evening.

# abortion - Monday 7 January, 2019

'Hospitals need to be places of care': Anti-abortion protest held outside Drogheda hospital

The group is holding placards saying ‘abortion is murder’.

# abortion - Thursday 3 January, 2019

HSE warning over 'my options' unplanned pregnancy websites with anti-abortion message

The HSE’s official site My Options serves as a first point of contact for women dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.

# abortion - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Timeline: The history of abortion in Ireland

Ireland voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment in May of this year.

# abortion - Friday 28 December, 2018

'You want the Eighth repealed because of Brexit': Letters sent to Varadkar about abortion referendum

This year the country voted by 66.4% to 33.6% to repeal the Eighth Amendment.

# abortion - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Leo Varadkar says his 2018 low point was the government's handling of the CervicalCheck scandal

Varadkar said he regrets he was so misinformed and the government didn’t make ‘better decisions’.

# abortion - Monday 24 December, 2018

Taoiseach can't say if anyone will be held to account over children's hospital overspend

It’s emerged the budget for the new hospital may cost more than €1.433 billion.

# abortion - Friday 21 December, 2018

HSE launches new crisis pregnancy website to give women information on abortions

It’s expected that the first legal terminations in Ireland will be carried out in the new year.

# abortion - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Abortion services made legal in Ireland as Michael D Higgins signs Bill into law

Hospitals will provide the services in 2019.

# abortion - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Guidelines published for GPs who will provide abortion services

Services are expected to begin from 1 January.

# abortion - Friday 14 December, 2018

'It's very disappointing': Garda probe launched as TD's office covered in urine and anti-abortion graffiti

The incident happened after abortion legislation passed in the Seanad last night.

# abortion - Thursday 13 December, 2018

'A genuinely historic moment': Abortion legislation passes through the Seanad

The legislation will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

# abortion - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Abortion legislation has passed the Dáil and it's now on to the Seanad, so what next?

The Seanad will now sit on Monday in order to get the legislation over the line by the Christmas deadline.

Simon Harris: 'This is the beginning of a new era for women’s health'

‘Change is coming,’ writes Health Minister Simon Harris following the passing of abortion legislation through the Dáil.

# abortion - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

The legislation legalising abortion in Ireland has been passed by the Dáil

This means that it is on track for new legislation regulating termination of pregnancy to be introduced in Ireland in the new year.

'It's archaic': Request to collect more data on women who seek abortions heavily defeated in Dáil

“What’s the ethnicity about? Is that to find out if we have immigrants in this country who avail of health services as women?”

# abortion - Sunday 2 December, 2018

'There are a lot of questions to be answered': GPs group to meet to discuss concerns over abortion law

It is expected a landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil in coming weeks.

# abortion - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week

It is likely the landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil at the earliest next week.

# abortion - Friday 30 November, 2018

Opinion: Legislating for abortion is very complex and a clear guiding principle is required

The ‘yes’ side contained a wide range of views about when abortion should be permitted – the government can’t please them all, writes Professor Dermot Cox.

# abortion - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

'Give us choice': Irish actors call on Theresa May to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland

Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan have signed the letter ahead of the reading of a bill that would decriminalise abortion across the UK.

Simon Harris says timeline for abortion services to be available in January remains unchanged

The health minister has asked politicians to co-operate, and allow for the speedy passage of the legislation.

# abortion - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Abortion legislation to be reviewed in three years time, instead of five

The proposed legislation allows for the operation of the Act to be reviewed after its commencement next year.

# abortion - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Peadar Tóibín resigns from Sinn Féin and hints about setting up a new party

The TD was suspended from the party for six months because he voted against the abortion legislation in the Dáil.

# abortion - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Harris hails 'significant step' as contract agreed with doctors for the provision of abortion services

The contract will be offered by the HSE to medical practitioners who express an interest in providing such services.

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