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#Protection of Life during Pregnancy

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy - Monday 29 June, 2015

26 terminations carried out in Ireland under new abortion laws

Minister Leo Varadkar revealed the figures today.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Updated: Is Lucinda Creighton changing her views on abortion? Mellowed This post contains videos

Updated: Is Lucinda Creighton changing her views on abortion?

Eddie Hobbs, who’s involved in Creighton’s new party, told TheJournal.ie last week that her views had “mellowed” but now he says he has never spoken to her about the issue.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy - Friday 26 December, 2014

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.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy - Sunday 28 September, 2014

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.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy - Saturday 27 September, 2014

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.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

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.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy - Friday 22 August, 2014

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.

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

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.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

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 - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

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 - Friday 20 December, 2013

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.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy - Friday 23 August, 2013

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.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

President to receive abortion bill today

The legislation is to be delivered to the Phoenix Park, after being passed by the Seanad yesterday.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy - Monday 22 July, 2013

Reilly accuses Mullen of "trying to denigrate the medical profession" Abortion This post contains videos

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”.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Video: Labour senator in emotional appeal over graphic abortion language Abortion This post contains videos

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.

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

"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…

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

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.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy - Saturday 6 July, 2013

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.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

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? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy - Tuesday 2 July, 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.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

'Specific threats' made on life of Pro-Life campaigner Caroline Simons Abortion This post contains videos

'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”.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Catholic bishops urge Ireland to 'Choose Life!'

Irish Bishops have issued a statement about upcoming legislation on abortion.

# protection-of-life-during-pregnancy - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Poll: Should TDs get a free vote on the abortion legislation? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?