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#Abortion

# 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.

# abortion - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

GPs hit out at 'inappropriate' reports that doctors will receive up to €450 for abortion services

Reports today suggested that an agreement had been reached over how much doctors would receive for performing terminations.

# abortion - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Moral objection or no time: Majority of GPs say they can't provide abortion services

Legislation on the provision of abortion has been debated by the Oireachtas health committee this week.

Ex-Sinn Féin colleagues clash over 'misogynistic' amendment to abortion legislation Abortion This post contains videos

Ex-Sinn Féin colleagues clash over 'misogynistic' amendment to abortion legislation

Four former or current party members were involved in today’s debate.

# abortion - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

'I find it extraordinarily distasteful': Proposed amendment requiring post-abortion burials voted down

The committee has been considering changes to the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 this week.

Schoolgirl whose mother is being prosecuted for buying abortion pills 'is potential victim of crime'

Lawyers for the mother and daughter, who have both been granted anonymity, claim the prosecution breaches their human rights.

# abortion - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Teenager 'removed from classroom and questioned by police' over abortion pills

The evidence was given in a court case taking place in Northern Ireland.

Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons

The Health Minister also said he wants the Bill to be inclusive of members of the trans community.

# abortion - Saturday 3 November, 2018

TDs want women seeking abortions to be offered ultrasound imaging and heartbeat recording

A number of TDs have put down amendments ahead of the three-day discussion of the proposed abortion legislation next week.

# abortion - Friday 2 November, 2018

Nine TDs want law to ensure aborted foetuses are buried or cremated

A number of TDs have put down amendments ahead of the three-day discussion of the proposed abortion legislation next week.

# abortion - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Peadar Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin for six months for voting against abortion legislation

Tóibín said the issue of abortion is far more important than his job in Leinster house.

# abortion - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

'Disciplinary proceedings' to be initiated against Tóibín for breaking ranks on abortion legislation

The Termination of Pregnancy Bill passed by 102 votes to 12.

# abortion - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Pope Francis compares having an abortion to hiring 'a contract killer'

Francis this year opposed a bill that would have legalised abortion in his home country of Argentina.

# abortion - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Budget dedicates €12m to abortion service roll out

The €12 million figure set out in today’s Budget document is only for the actual service.

# abortion - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Calls to remove all maternity costs for women as abortion legislation introduced in Dáil

Simon Harris told the Dáil that in legislating for abortion services in Ireland, they are ‘making history’.

Campaigners oppose 3-day wait and conscientious objection in abortion legislation

In the coming weeks, the Dáil is due to debate the legislation that will provide for abortion in some instances.

# abortion - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Dr Peter Boylan appointed to assist HSE as it prepares to provide abortion services

Dr Boylan was an active repeal activist during the recent referendum campaign.

# abortion - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead

Renting, judge’s appointments, microbeads and noise at the airport – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

'The deepest respect': Emma Watson pays tribute to Savita Halappanavar

She paid tribute to her in a letter published in Porter magazine.

Large crowds as March for Choice takes place in Dublin

This was the seventh annual March for Choice and the first since the Eighth Amendment was removed from the Constitution.

# abortion - Friday 28 September, 2018

Factcheck: Is the Health Minister proposing 'partial-birth abortions' in Ireland?

A claim that he is has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook.

# abortion - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Cost of rolling out abortion services in Ireland will be 'significant', says Harris

The abortion legislation will be introduced in the Dáil next week

# abortion - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

TDs considering change of plan for proposed three-day wait period for abortions

Dr Peter Boylan told an Oireachtas Committee that there is ‘no evidence’ for the wait time.

# abortion - Saturday 15 September, 2018

One year on: Advice given to FF on their abortion referendum position was ignored - but will they learn from it?

The professor who warned the party that its stance in the referendum could put it on the wrong side of history addressed think-in this week.

# abortion - Friday 7 September, 2018

Supreme Court decides not to hear challenge to 8th referendum vote, paving way for abortion legislation

The challenge was taken by a woman who complained about irregularities in voter numbers during the vote.

# abortion - Sunday 2 September, 2018

HSE awards €800,000 contract to set up post-abortion phone helpline

Registered charity One Family has won the contract to set up the helpline.

# abortion - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Leaflets making false link between abortion and cancer on offer at World Meeting of Families

The best-available medical evidence consistently refutes the claims made in the leaflet.

# abortion - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Éamon Ó Cuív for president? Even the Fianna Fáil party is split on that one

Éamon Ó Cuív has remained silent on whether he wants to be the next president.

# abortion - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Argentine senators vote no to legalisation of abortion

The staunchly catholic country had been voting on whether or not to become just the third Latin American country to entirely decriminalise abortion.

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