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# Protection of Life during Pregnancy

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26 terminations carried out in Ireland under new abortion laws
Minister Leo Varadkar revealed the figures today.
Updated: Is Lucinda Creighton changing her views on abortion?
Eddie Hobbs, who’s involved in Creighton’s new party, told last week that her views had “mellowed” but now he says he has never spoken to her about the issue.
Despite Leo's intervention, no one in this government will go near the abortion issue again
Analysis: The coalition will not give in to growing calls for a referendum on the 8th Amendment. Here’s why.
HSE denies legal action taken to forcibly hydrate Miss Y, but is still reviewing what happened
Reports this morning claimed that Department of Health officials intervened in the case, objecting to the legal action being taken.
Opinion: Ireland's law on abortion is a shambles entirely of the State’s creation
The case of Ms Y highlights the cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment girls and women are subjected to because of Ireland’s abortion laws.
Opinion: Aside from the abortion question, Ms Y highlights serious flaws in Irish maternity care
Remove abortion from the picture and we are still left with the highly troubling instance of a young, vulnerable women left traumatised by her encounter with the health service.
Here's what the inquiry into the 'Ms Y' abortion case will look at
The inquiry will examine the operation of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act.
Opinion: Support for suicidal woman was complicated, not assisted, by abortion legislation
The legislation introduced last year has proved itself to be barbaric and unworkable.
Opinion: A fatal foetal diagnosis is nobody’s fault – the deliberate lack of support by the State is.
Do people campaign against families faced with the heartbreaking decision to turn off the life support machine of a loved one? Cases of fatal foetal abnormality are precisely the same.
Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act comes into force today
It is just one of the measures kicking in today – others include changes to VAT, DIRT and tax credits for single parents.
Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act to come into force on 1 January
The Department of Health confirmed today after speculation about when exactly the legislation would come into force.
Doctor angered at ‘outrageous breach of patient confidentiality’ at Holles Street
The Irish Times reports this morning that a termination of a twin pregnancy was carried out on a patient at risk of sepsis – the first to be performed under new legislation.
President to receive abortion bill today
The legislation is to be delivered to the Phoenix Park, after being passed by the Seanad yesterday.
Reilly accuses Mullen of "trying to denigrate the medical profession"
Senator Rónán Mullen told the Minister he had “no respect for life”, to which Minister Reilly responded that Mullen had a “scoundrel’s charter”.
Video: Labour senator in emotional appeal over graphic abortion language
Tensions are running high in the Seanad as the debate on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill continues.
"I'm not opposed to gay rights" and 9 other quotes from Lucinda Creighton
The former European Affairs Minister gave a wide-ranging interview to Marian Finucane on RTÉ Radio this morning. Here’s what she had to say…
Róisín Shortall has pop at "arrogant" Government
The former junior minister said it was clear the Government would brook no Opposition changes to abortion legislation from the outset.
Flanagan seeks removal of suicide clause from abortion bill
Meanwhile, Deputy Denis Naughten is seeking regulations for where a pregnant woman is unable to give informed consent.
Two TDs vote to remove suicide clause from abortion bill
However, seven deputies and one minister voted to keep the section within the bill.
Poll: Should suicide ideation clause be removed from Bill?
The issue will be one major question debated today as Oireachtas committee considers Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.
These are the 24 TDs who voted against the abortion bill
The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill passed the Dáil today but there was some opposition on all sides. Here’s who voted against it….
Abortion bill passes first Dáil vote, moves to committee stage
The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill has passed the second stage of the Dáil this evening with cross-party support but also cross-party opposition.
'Specific threats' made on life of Pro-Life campaigner Caroline Simons
Meanwhile, spokesperson Caroline Simons described the recent controversy at Harold School in Dublin as “unfortunate”.
Catholic bishops urge Ireland to 'Choose Life!'
Irish Bishops have issued a statement about upcoming legislation on abortion.
Poll: Should TDs get a free vote on the abortion legislation?
Fianna Fáil is reported to be set to allow a free vote on legislation which will enshrine the X Case verdict in law, but Enda Kenny has ruled out a similar measure for Fine Gael TDs. What do you think?