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# reproductive-rights - Friday 4 October, 2019

US Supreme Court to hear challenge to controversial Louisiana abortion law

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

# reproductive-rights - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

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

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

# reproductive-rights - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

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

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

# reproductive-rights - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

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

Today’s hearing focused on mental health, and medical and international law.

# reproductive-rights - Friday 4 August, 2017

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

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

# reproductive-rights - Saturday 29 July, 2017

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

Abortion providers have criticised organisers for ‘intimidating’ women.

# reproductive-rights - Friday 30 June, 2017

Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'

“If I’m the Irish government, I should take responsibility for Irish women,” Professor Arulkumaran told

# reproductive-rights - Saturday 27 May, 2017

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

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.

# reproductive-rights - Sunday 19 March, 2017

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

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.

# reproductive-rights - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

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

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

# reproductive-rights - Saturday 4 March, 2017

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

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

# reproductive-rights - Friday 6 January, 2017

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

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.

# reproductive-rights - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

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

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

# reproductive-rights - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

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

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

# reproductive-rights - Thursday 29 October, 2015

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

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

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

# reproductive-rights - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

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

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.

# reproductive-rights - Thursday 3 October, 2013

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

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.

# reproductive-rights - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

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

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.

# reproductive-rights - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

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

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 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.

# reproductive-rights - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

New figures show outcome of pregnancies as a result of rape

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