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# Incest

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# sexual crimes
Law to make penalty for incest equal for men and women approved by Cabinet
Currently there is life imprisonment for a male who is convicted of incest, but the sentence is three to seven years for a woman.
# Rape
Man jailed for raping his stepsons hundreds of times
“Some people had cereal for breakfast, I seemed to be molested for breakfast.”
# Spain
Father and daughter "in loving relationship" fight for custody of their baby
The woman became pregnant at 17, by her 36-year-old father in Spain, where incest is not illegal.
# Same-Sex Marriage
David Norris: I am not in favour of incest, I never have been
The independent senator has sought to clarify remarks he made in the Seanad on Tuesday.
# awful
French woman jailed for suffocating eight of her children
Dominique Cottrez had previously said she feared the children were born of incest with her father before changing her story this week.
# France
'I had a normal childhood': French woman accused of smothering eight of her children
Dominique Cottrez has said she feared the children were born of incest with her father.
# Changing times
Alan Shatter wants a referendum on abortion ... and divorce
The former justice minister thinks it’s time we change the Constitution – in a number of ways.
# Abortion
It looks like Labour's next manifesto will commit to widening Ireland's abortion laws
The Tánaiste is also in favour of repealing the 8th Amendment.
# Investigation
Australian judge to be investigated for 'appalling' comments on incest
The judge reportedly said sex between siblings was gaining social acceptance just like homosexuality.
# Courts
Dáil to close 21-year-old legal ‘loophole’ on incest
Under current law, a man can face up to life imprisonment if convicted, whereas a woman can only be sentenced to a maximum of seven years.
# Disturbing
Australia shocked by extreme case of incest, sex abuse and child neglect
Twelve children were removed from a farm in New South Wales after social workers and police found them living in squalid conditions. They soon discovered that 11 of them were born to related parents.
# fatal foetal abnormality
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.
# Abortion
'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.
# new research
Marrying your first cousin can double the risk of birth defects in your babies
However a study published in The Lancet today says that the absolute risk of birth defects, such as down syndrome, is low.
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.
# Murder
Accused changes plea and admits murder of 12-year-old Tia Sharp
Stuart Hazell dramatically changed his plea on the fifth day of his trial at the Old Bailey in London.
# Abortion
Taoiseach has 'no intention of playing party politics' over abortion issue
Enda Kenny responds to calls for a Constitutional referendum on abortion during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil today.
# bumpin'
New app stops you having sex with your cousin
It sounds an incest alarm to prevent an “awkward reunion”.
# Abortion
‘We have an issue with suicidal risk in abortion legislation’ – Micheál Martin
The Fianna Fáil leader told he doesn’t know how many doctors should assess suicidal risk and said he is not currently in favour of widening abortion legislation to include pregnancies as a result of rape.
Column: We owe it to victims to have minimum and mandatory sentencing
The crimes committed against Fiona Doyle and Detective Garda Adrian Donohue deserve sufficient punishment – and the pressure needs to be placed back onto criminals, says criminologist John O’Keefe.
# Abuse
Nastassja Kinski 'proud' of sister for revealing sex abuse
The German actress has come out in support of her sister, who has revealed she was sexually abused throughout her childhood – saying she hopes it will encourage others to seek help.
# Incest
Bill will propose potential life sentences for women guilty of incest
Legislation being brought forward by Denis Naughten will end a 17-year legal loophole where men are given longer sentences than women.
# Incest
European court upholds German ban on incestuous relationship
The European Court of Human Rights said it was within Germany’s rights to stop a brother and sister from having a family life.
# Josef Fritzl
Josef Fritzl's basement dungeon to be filled with concrete
The cellar where rapist Fritzl kept his daughter Elisabeth prisoner for 24 years will be put completely beyond use.
# taboo
Woman carries father's baby and claims: We're in love
Irish-born man and his daughter say they experienced GSA – Genetic Sexual Attraction – after they first met as adults. But does GSA exist?
# Germany
German father convicted of 162 abuse counts
A German man who fathered eight children with his stepdaughter and forced her into prostitution has been convicted of 162 counts of sexual abuse by a judge who called him a “pitiless egoist”.
# United States
US academia reeling after professor charged with incest
A popular Columbia professor in political science is accused of sleeping with a female relative for three years.
# Incest
Couple plan to go ahead with incestuous wedding
Brother and sister had child together before finding out they share a father.