Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

#reproductive rights

# reproductive-rights - This year 2022

Opinion: State-funded IVF is a sign we're finally moving in the right direction
# Reproductive Rights
# Reproductive Rights

Opinion: State-funded IVF is a sign we're finally moving in the right direction

Sep 29th 2022, 7:00 PM 11,704 Views 13 Comments

Catherine Ardagh says the IVF support announced in the budget should take pressure off many hoping to conceive.

Stephen Donnelly: The intimidation of women seeking abortion services will soon be illegal
# Opinion
# Opinion

Stephen Donnelly: The intimidation of women seeking abortion services will soon be illegal

Jul 27th 2022, 5:50 PM 17,187 Views 47 Comments

The health minister outlines new legislation agreed by Cabinet today for safe access zones outside abortion providers.

Four US states protect abortion from out-of-state prosecution
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

Four US states protect abortion from out-of-state prosecution

Jul 7th 2022, 9:56 AM 15,706 Views 2 Comments

Colorado, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Main will protect providers and patients from extradition to home states that have banned the practice.

Florida becomes latest US state to restrict abortion access
# Abortion Laws
# Abortion Laws

Florida becomes latest US state to restrict abortion access

Apr 14th 2022, 10:30 PM 20,629 Views 46 Comments

The new law, which comes into force on 1 July, reduces the abortion limit from 24 to 15 weeks.

# reproductive-rights - Last year 2021

Texas doctor sued after defying state's new abortion ban
# Reproductive Rights
# Reproductive Rights

Texas doctor sued after defying state's new abortion ban

Sep 21st 2021, 9:51 AM 19,401 Views 67 Comments

The legislation bans abortions from as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Over 550 people crossed the Irish Sea for an abortion in 2020
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Over 550 people crossed the Irish Sea for an abortion in 2020

Jun 10th 2021, 2:27 PM 12,642 Views 6 Comments

The number of Irish residents having an abortion in the UK has dropped signficantly since the repeal of the eighth amendment.

# reproductive-rights - All time

US Supreme Court to hear challenge to controversial Louisiana abortion law
# Reproductive Rights
# Reproductive Rights

US Supreme Court to hear challenge to controversial Louisiana abortion law

Oct 4th 2019, 9:57 PM 9,880 Views 19 Comments

The case is seen as a test for two new judges appointed by Donald Trump.

US judge blocks state law that would ban abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy
# Missouri
# Missouri

US judge blocks state law that would ban abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy

Aug 28th 2019, 7:52 AM 7,582 Views 38 Comments

A judge in Kansas City said the law violates a previous Supreme Court ruling.

China looks set to scrap its two-child policy by 2020
# Family Planning
# Family Planning

China looks set to scrap its two-child policy by 2020

Aug 28th 2018, 9:18 AM 24,598 Views 47 Comments

Removing the limit could spell the end of nearly 40 years of restrictions on having children.

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away'
Live Nov 8th 2017, 8:35 PM

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away'

'Our reproductive health laws have come to the attention of the UN Torture Committee'
# Column
# Column

'Our reproductive health laws have come to the attention of the UN Torture Committee'

Aug 4th 2017, 6:30 AM 16,675 Views 179 Comments

Ireland’s abortion laws are cruel, inhuman, degrading and discriminatory, writes Niall Behan.

Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today

Jul 29th 2017, 12:05 AM 26,991 Views 174 Comments

Abortion providers have criticised organisers for ‘intimidating’ women.

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.

My abortion: 'I don't want to be eternally attached to someone I do not love'
# Reproductive Rights
# Reproductive Rights

My abortion: 'I don't want to be eternally attached to someone I do not love'

May 27th 2017, 7:30 PM 48,420 Views 311 Comments

I feel like a woman and for the first time I feel like a responsible adult who made a very painful decision for all the right reasons.

'When the fasten seatbelt light illuminates, my right to decide what happens to my body is paused'
# Abortion Rights
# Abortion Rights

'When the fasten seatbelt light illuminates, my right to decide what happens to my body is paused'

Mar 19th 2017, 3:30 PM 500 Views 106 Comments

I’m an ex-pat in London but I turned the frustration I felt about Ireland’s lack of reproductive rights into action, writes Cara Sanquest.

What Irish women want: 'We must demand what is right and challenge what is frightening'
# International Women's Day
# International Women's Day

What Irish women want: 'We must demand what is right and challenge what is frightening'

Mar 8th 2017, 7:00 AM 555 Views 94 Comments

What does it mean to be a woman in 2017 and what are women’s hopes for equality and fairness?

Debate Room: Can you be pro-life and a feminist?
# Read Me
# Read Me

Debate Room: Can you be pro-life and a feminist?

Mar 4th 2017, 9:30 AM 3,494 Views 131 Comments

Is it possible to oppose abortion rights and still call yourself a feminist?

Nollaig na mBan 2017: 'Do we trust Irish women to make the best decisions for themselves in pregnancy?'
# Column
# Column

Nollaig na mBan 2017: 'Do we trust Irish women to make the best decisions for themselves in pregnancy?'

Jan 6th 2017, 7:30 PM 218 Views 139 Comments

On Nollaig na mBan, a day when traditionally women celebrate their Christmas, 12 women are travelling abroad for healthcare that is unavailable to them here, writes Orla O’Connor.

Lena Dunham apologises after saying she 'wished she had an abortion'
# Delusional Girl Persona
# Delusional Girl Persona

Lena Dunham apologises after saying she 'wished she had an abortion'

Dec 21st 2016, 3:35 PM 16,472 Views 32 Comments

The actor and writer blamed the comments on her “delusional girl persona”.

Abortion: 'Rights of tomorrow’s women continue to be abridged by yesterday’s men'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Abortion: 'Rights of tomorrow’s women continue to be abridged by yesterday’s men'

Nov 30th 2016, 7:00 AM 153 Views 84 Comments

America’s new VP, Mike Pence, embodies a worrying strand of male influence within the reproductive rights debate, writes Ronan Mullen.

This moving dedication in Gloria Steinem's new book is going viral
# Dedication
From The Daily Edge
# Dedication

This moving dedication in Gloria Steinem's new book is going viral

Oct 29th 2015, 7:29 PM 4,035 Views 1 Comment

Steinem thanked the doctor who gave her an abortion 58 years ago.

Opinion: 'At the heart of Irish law is an inescapable fact... we are second class citizens'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Opinion: 'At the heart of Irish law is an inescapable fact... we are second class citizens'

Jul 29th 2014, 8:30 PM 472 Views 247 Comments

Enshrined into law and sanctioned in social service provision is this attitude: women in Ireland are vessels to be filled and emptied at men’s discretion.

Column: Ireland's reproductive revolution – are women now in control?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland's reproductive revolution – are women now in control?

Oct 3rd 2013, 7:15 AM 204 Views 168 Comments

Irish women have been actively demanding the freedom to choose when or if they become pregnant for over 40 years; a great deal has changed regarding contraception, but have we come far enough? asks Fiona Dunkin.

Column: Change to the Constitution is needed in order to protect women’s lives
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Change to the Constitution is needed in order to protect women’s lives

Apr 10th 2013, 8:47 PM 76 Views 108 Comments

The recently completed HSE report into the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar’s death has pointed to Ireland’s unworkable legal situation as a significant factor in her medical treatment, writes Clara Fischer.

'Over 2,000' attend sit-down protest for Savita at Leinster House
# Savita
# Savita

'Over 2,000' attend sit-down protest for Savita at Leinster House

Nov 14th 2012, 7:07 PM 17,371 Views 141 Comments

Demonstrators sat on the ground during a moment of silence, while speakers argued for legislation on abortion.

Calls for X Case legislation after woman denied an abortion dies in Galway hospital
# Savita
# Savita

Calls for X Case legislation after woman denied an abortion dies in Galway hospital

Nov 14th 2012, 2:34 AM 30,773 Views 273 Comments

Savita Halappanavar died from septicaemia following a miscarriage which lasted almost three days. She repeatedly asked for the foetus to be removed but her requests were turned down.

New figures show outcome of pregnancies as a result of rape
# Rape
# Rape

New figures show outcome of pregnancies as a result of rape

Feb 29th 2012, 1:42 PM 6,375 Views 48 Comments

More than half of women who became pregnant after rape went on to parent the child.