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'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services
# Crisis Pregnancy
# Crisis Pregnancy

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services

Jan 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 55,886 Views 0 Comments
  • A number of unregulated crisis pregnancy services present themselves as unbiased but have an anti-abortion stance
  • The HSE said such services may try to frighten women and refuse to give them information about abortion services
  • Women who have inadvertently engaged with these groups have found the experience "extremely distressing", Órla Ryan reports

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GPs group calls on Harris to ensure doctors must 'opt in' to provide abortion services
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

GPs group calls on Harris to ensure doctors must 'opt in' to provide abortion services

Updated Jun 9th 2018, 4:22 PM 24,976 Views 84 Comments

The NAGP passed a series of motions after an emergency meeting today following the result of the referendum.

Doctor who led inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death calls for Yes vote 'for women’s health and rights'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Doctor who led inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death calls for Yes vote 'for women’s health and rights'

May 22nd 2018, 11:39 AM 21,233 Views 233 Comments

He also refuted claims that sepsis was the only cause of her death.

Poll: Should free contraception be introduced in Ireland and, if so, for whom?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should free contraception be introduced in Ireland and, if so, for whom?

Feb 2nd 2018, 9:50 AM 31,042 Views 212 Comments

The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) says there is a ‘compelling rationale’ for the introduction of free birth control for women.

Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling
# Contraception
# Contraception

Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling

Dec 29th 2017, 11:00 PM 20,976 Views 73 Comments

The number of teenage pregnancies in Ireland has fallen by 64% in 15 years.

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'
Live Nov 15th 2017, 7:15 PM

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'

Almost a third of Irish couples have used the 'withdrawal method' as contraception
# Family Planning
# Family Planning

Almost a third of Irish couples have used the 'withdrawal method' as contraception

Aug 1st 2017, 7:54 AM 32,545 Views 58 Comments

38% of Irish couples report using no method of contraception in their relationship.

Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'

Jun 30th 2017, 6:15 AM 12,633 Views 134 Comments

“If I’m the Irish government, I should take responsibility for Irish women,” Professor Arulkumaran told TheJournal.ie.

Frances Fitzgerald: Abortion referendum should be held next year
# Citizens Assembly
# Citizens Assembly

Frances Fitzgerald: Abortion referendum should be held next year

Apr 24th 2017, 6:25 PM 23,610 Views 243 Comments

The Citizens’ Assembly has made recommended sweeping changes be implemented regarding Ireland’s abortion laws.

Paschal Donohoe says there will be a referendum on abortion in the coming years
# Abortion Stance
# Abortion Stance

Paschal Donohoe says there will be a referendum on abortion in the coming years

May 12th 2016, 4:30 PM 13,474 Views 159 Comments

The new Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said it was his personal view the issue would be put to the people.

Could an Irish woman be jailed for taking an abortion pill?
# Legal Situation
# Legal Situation

Could an Irish woman be jailed for taking an abortion pill?

Apr 5th 2016, 8:00 PM 22,052 Views 95 Comments

The short answer is that it’s difficult to rule out the possibility.

Worried you might have an STI? More people are going online to get tested
# Get Tested
# Get Tested

Worried you might have an STI? More people are going online to get tested

Jan 27th 2015, 7:00 AM 14,614 Views 26 Comments

The most popular age group turning to online testing are people in their twenties.

Crisis pregnancy services will not face charges over abortion advice
# Abortion
# Abortion

Crisis pregnancy services will not face charges over abortion advice

Dec 10th 2014, 4:53 PM 7,631 Views 23 Comments

The HSE has now clarified what advice should be given around abortion pills.

Ireland is NOT one of the safest places on the planet to have a baby
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Ireland is NOT one of the safest places on the planet to have a baby

Nov 18th 2014, 7:00 AM 23,424 Views 69 Comments

A UN report shows thirty countries with a lower maternal mortality rate.

Thousands march for "realistic abortion access in Ireland"
# March For Choice
# March For Choice

Thousands march for "realistic abortion access in Ireland"

Sep 27th 2014, 6:41 PM 11,354 Views 343 Comments

The march was organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign.

IFPA says the State is to blame for cases like Miss Y
# Abortion
# Abortion

IFPA says the State is to blame for cases like Miss Y

Sep 27th 2014, 8:30 AM 5,119 Views 182 Comments

The head of the IFPA says the recent abortion law needs to be repealed.

More training needed for teachers on female genital mutilation to identify children at risk
# Children
# Children

More training needed for teachers on female genital mutilation to identify children at risk

Jul 28th 2014, 7:15 AM 15,848 Views 24 Comments

In Ireland it is estimated that 3,780 women have undergone female genital mutilation.

Now you can test yourself for STIs in your own home
# Home Testing Kit
# Home Testing Kit

Now you can test yourself for STIs in your own home

Aug 13th 2013, 7:15 AM 20,130 Views 46 Comments

A new home testing kit for common STIs will cost from €50, compared to the usual cost of €125.

At least 21 women from every county in Ireland had an abortion in the UK last year
# Right To Travel
# Right To Travel

At least 21 women from every county in Ireland had an abortion in the UK last year

Jul 11th 2013, 12:53 PM 15,079 Views 311 Comments

A timely release of statistics from England and Wales this morning…

Experts in Leinster House next week for discussions on abortion issues
# Expert Group
# Expert Group

Experts in Leinster House next week for discussions on abortion issues

Jan 4th 2013, 9:00 PM 6,398 Views 118 Comments

The Oireachtas Health Committee will hold three days of public hearings.

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Nov 24th 2012, 11:00 AM 5,897 Views 15 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?

Independent investigation into crisis pregnancy counselling services established
# Abortion
# Abortion

Independent investigation into crisis pregnancy counselling services established

Nov 21st 2012, 12:19 PM 4,429 Views 18 Comments

The Health Service Executive confirmed the external inquiry at an Oireachtas meeting yesterday.

Debates, weights and Damien Duff: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Debates, weights and Damien Duff: The week in numbers

Sep 22nd 2012, 7:30 PM 3,540 Views 0 Comments

Plus – which Irish area has been keeping all the single people to itself? And how little confidence is ‘confidence’?

Increase in women seeking post-abortion care from IFPA
# Contraception
# Contraception

Increase in women seeking post-abortion care from IFPA

Sep 17th 2012, 11:27 AM 3,951 Views 46 Comments

The group released its annual report from last year today.

Ireland and abortion: the facts
# Behind The News
# Behind The News

Ireland and abortion: the facts

Apr 28th 2012, 8:00 AM 21,616 Views 66 Comments

TheJournal.ie takes a look at the current laws, constitutional rights, past legal challenges and the situation in other jurisdictions.

No interim measures in place to deal with life-threatening pregnancies
# Abortion
# Abortion

No interim measures in place to deal with life-threatening pregnancies

Apr 4th 2012, 1:21 PM 3,020 Views 188 Comments

Minister James Reilly has confirmed that nothing has changed for women with life-threatening pregnancies despite a 2010 European Court ruling against Ireland.

Ireland's abortion laws under UN spotlight
# Abortion
# Abortion

Ireland's abortion laws under UN spotlight

Sep 30th 2011, 2:57 PM 2,191 Views 111 Comments

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.