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#Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Opinion: Changes to abortion laws should be decided by referendum – with balanced information for voters

A poll this week found most Irish people favoured legalising abortion “where the foetus will not be born alive” – but that question is misleading, writes Niamh Ui Bhriain.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Monday 1 September, 2014

Opinion: Reducing harm to sentient beings should be central to abortion laws

If Irish society is serious about reducing harm to pregnant women, including the harms of disrespecting their autonomy and bodily integrity, the state needs to change how it thinks about pregnancy and abortion.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Monday 18 August, 2014

Opinion: A law that protects no one – the Eighth Amendment sees women as incubators

This case has sent a clear message to women in Ireland: if you are suicidal and need an abortion, it is highly unlikely that you will get one.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Friday 11 October, 2013

Pro-Life Campaign moves conference to RDS because of 'exceptional demand'

The group expects more than 400 people to attend the event this weekend.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Survey finds 63 per cent of farmers agree with abortion legislation

More female farmers surveyed were opposed to the legislation than the men surveyed.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

'With a heavy heart': Fine Gael senator confirms she won't support abortion bill

Fidelma Healy-Eames has confirmed her opposition to the legislation in the Seanad this morning but one Fianna Fáil senator is supporting the bill.

Which Senators are going to vote against the abortion bill?

Senators are due to make their first vote on the bill today. But which senators will be voting against it?

Column: The debates on abortion in the Dail won't change the reality Irish women face every day

Politicians philosophising within the walls of the Dail might have felt like they were doing something important – but restricting abortion doesn’t stop it from happening: it simply makes it an issue of economic inequality, writes Nick Beard.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Monday 15 July, 2013

Healy Eames using rarely-used mechanism to make Seanad vote on opposing abortion bill

Six days have been set aside for the passage of the Bill though the Seanad.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Saturday 13 July, 2013

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Poll: Should Fine Gael allow rebel TDs to run in the next election?

There is uncertainty over whether or not Lucinda Creighton and other TDs who voted against the abortion bill will be allowed to run as candidates. Do you think they should?

Explainer: What will Ireland's new abortion law change?

18 Questions and Answers to explain exactly what the Protection of Life Bill 2013 means for Ireland.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Friday 12 July, 2013

Paschal Donohoe ‘conscious of circumstances’ of ministerial appointment

The Dublin TD said he was “humbled” by his new position as Minister of State for European Affairs.

The abortion debate: the words that mattered

These were the most common words heard on in Leinster House last night.

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This is the moment the Dáil passed X Case legislation

The vote result was met with a smattering of applause in the Chamber at about 12.30am this morning.

Catch-up: The things you should know about final Dáil abortion vote

A ministerial rebellion and a new minister within hours; anger at criminalisation of and lack of advocacy for women; the Dáil bar can stay open until 5am.

Taoiseach asked me to resign: Lucinda Creighton

Former Minister of State for European Affairs says that Enda Kenny asked her for resignation after her Níl vote – so she handed it over.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Creighton: I believe I made the correct decision

The Government Chief Whip has confirmed that the vote on amendment 56 will lose Creighton her junior ministry.

Bid to have rape and incest cases included in bill is defeated

Amendments rejected as TDs call for “very difficult and tragic” cases of rape and incest be catered for.

Lucinda Creighton says term limit on abortions "the minimum we can offer"

The Minister of State for European Affairs was backed by several TDs in the call for a gestational term limit on abortion in Ireland.

Oireachtas agenda: Abortion debate (again) and bankrupt contractors

What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Six pro-choice TDs will vote against the abortion bill tonight

The six TDs are seeking a referendum to repeal an article in the Constitution that places the life of the unborn and the life of the mother on equal footing.

Column: The language of the abortion debate has been cruel and unfair – on both sides

Tonight’s vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill probably won’t end the public debate about abortion – and the women we all claim to care about deserve better than the unfair language that has been used recently, writes Aisling Twomey.

Protests over abortion bill ongoing on Kildare street

Pro-choice and pro-life protesters are continuing to demonstrate outside the gates of Leinster House this evening.

Explainer: What exactly are Ireland's politicians voting on tonight?

The Dáil debate on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 has just kicked off.

Oireachtas agenda: Final Dáil vote on abortion legislation

It’s going to be a long evening with the vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. Who will vote for and against – and potentially lose their party whip?

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Monday 8 July, 2013

TD facing expulsion still 'weighing up' decision ahead of abortion vote

The Fine Gael TD is on the fence ahead of Wednesday night’s vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Friday 5 July, 2013

Lucinda Creighton seeks removal of suicidal ideation from abortion bill

In the eight amendments tabled, Creighton also details an ambitious pathway of care for pregnant women who are suicidal.

Amendment seeks inclusion of rape and incest cases in abortion bill

The change, if accepted, would also allow women to obtain a legal abortion if “she believes it is in her best interests to do so.”

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Thursday 4 July, 2013

What next for the abortion bill?

Committee Stage is over. So where to next for the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013?

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

89 amendments to abortion bill tabled

Among the proposed changes are sections on ‘inevitable miscarriage’ and ‘fatal foetal abnormalities’.

These TDs are voting against the proposed abortion laws

Fine Gael could lose up to 10 deputies as the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 goes to a vote.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Monday 1 July, 2013

Dáil to debate abortion laws for up to eight hours today

Just one item on the agenda today – the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Another Fine Gael TD publicly rejects abortion bill

Wicklow/Carlow TD Billy Timmins issued a statement this afternoon.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

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‘We don’t want government empathy and compassion – give us action’

If the amendment to allow for terminations for medical reasons fails, a cross-party group have said they will bring a new Bill dealing with the issue after summer recess.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Sunday 23 June, 2013

'Struggling' TDs in discussions on abortion Bill referendum

Colm Keaveney tells that preliminary groundwork is being put in place to activate Article 27 of the Constitution.

Junior Minister dismisses notion of abortion referendum

Reports this morning suggested that a cross-party group of TDs is planning to invoke a Constitutional provision to force a referendum on the proposed abortion laws.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Gilmore: 'I will not condemn the Catholic Church or any other church'

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said all organisations, including the Catholic Church, has a right to voice their opinion on the abortion issue.

Abortion legislation approved and published

Download the document in full here.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy-bill-2013 - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Final text of abortion bill to be published after Cabinet's green light

Ministers agreed to the content of the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill at a special meeting this morning.

Ministers to discuss abortion laws at special meeting

Legislation is expected to be published later today if an agreement is reached at Cabinet level.

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