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Last year
2022
Voices
Opinion: Every woman needs access to reproductive healthcare over the course of her life
On the launch of its new ‘Every Woman’ report into healthcare, National Women’s Council Director Orla O’Connor looks at the challenges that still remain.
Voices
Stephen Donnelly: The intimidation of women seeking abortion services will soon be illegal
The health minister outlines new legislation agreed by Cabinet today for safe access zones outside abortion providers.
All time
# Berlin
German court fines two doctors over abortion 'advertising'
The ruling comes after the recent easing of a Nazi-era law banning practitioners from advertising of pregnancy terminations.
# Abortion Services
Taoiseach says abortion services may not be available in every hospital in January
Varadkar said he is confident services will be available, but perhaps not in every hospital or clinic.
# terminations
TDs considering change of plan for proposed three-day wait period for abortions
Dr Peter Boylan told an Oireachtas Committee that there is ‘no evidence’ for the wait time.
# terminations
15 legal abortions were carried out in Ireland last year
This is a drop from 25 legally-permitted abortions being carried out last year.
# 8th amendment
What would you like to ask the head of the Referendum Commission?
We’re putting them to Justice Isobel Kennedy in a Facebook Live.
# Referendum
Need a crash course in the history of the Eighth Amendment?
Get yourself up to speed.
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.
# Eighth Amendment
Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today
Abortion providers have criticised organisers for ‘intimidating’ women.
# Women's Health
Irish women account for seven in 10 non-resident abortions carried out in UK
More than 3,200 women and girls travelled from Ireland to the UK for terminations last year.
# UK
Marie Stopes suspends abortion services amid safety fears
Women booked in for terminations at Marie Stopes will be transferred to other providers.
# Punishment
Irish Pro-Life Campaign criticises Donald Trump over controversial abortion remarks
Amnesty International is also not happy with the Republican’s comments.
# TWICE SHY
This new Irish film follows a young couple as they go to England for an abortion
Ardal O’ Hanlon and Pat Shortt are among the cast.
Voices
'I was walking around with my baby growing inside me knowing she could die at any moment'
Arlette Lyons writes about her experience of having to travel to Liverpool to have a termination when she found out her baby had no chance of survival.
# landmark ruling
Belfast court rules abortion should be available in cases of rape and fatal foetal abnormality
“It does not protect morals to export the problem to another jurisdiction and then turn a blind eye.”
# Abortion
This is the law that Labour wants to replace the 8th Amendment
The legislation would allow for terminations on four grounds.
# 8th amendment
'Women must decide their fate': Thousands attend pro-choice march
Pro-life campaigners have said organisers of the demonstration are in “absolute denial”.
# London
NI mum and daughter lose challenge against ban on free abortions in England
The teen cannot be named to protect her identity.
# Abortion
26 terminations carried out in Ireland under new abortion laws
Minister Leo Varadkar revealed the figures today.
# pushed towards abortion
Parents are led to believe their babies are 'freaks of nature' - pro-life group
They want the phrase ‘incompatible with life’ banned.
# Women's Health
'DIY abortion tutorials' shock Chile amid debate on easing ban
Warning: Some people may find the contents of this report distressing.
# Abortion
'I was told my daughter was incompatible with life ... she's now 8'
Every Life Counts wants the term banned, saying it “dehumanises” babies.
# Your Say
Poll: Is it time to hold another referendum on abortion?
Alan Shatter says it should be held on allowing terminations in cases of TFMR, rape and incest.
# Women's Health
Where else are abortion laws as strict as in Ireland?
We’re relatively unique in terms of developed countries.
# Heartbreaking
'No matter what anyone says to you, you're a mammy and a daddy now'
TDs are once again being asked to legislate for terminations for medical reasons.
# knickersforchoice
Taoiseach confronted by 'knicker-brandishing' protesters during Fine Gael dinner
He was presented with women’s underwear.
# march for choice
Thousands march for "realistic abortion access in Ireland"
The march was organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign.
# terminations
Irish women with fatal foetal anomalies stuck on UK hospital waiting lists
There have been reports that Irish women have had to wait for up to a month for an appointment.
# Protection of Life during Pregnancy
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.
# Human Rights
Women who travelled to UK for terminations to bring case to United Nations
Terminations for Medical Reasons (TFMR) and the Centre for Reproductive Rights believe there have been human rights violations.
# Abortion
Abortion laws may not commence until next year
A committee, established to come up with guidelines for the Act, has been given three months to complete its work.
# EU-wide law
How does Irish abortion law compare to rest of EU?
Abortion is only completely banned in Malta of all the 28 states.
# Abortion
Fianna Fáil senator: 'I oppose this legislation because it is anti-women'
Jim Walsh was among those to contribute to the continuing debate on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill this afternoon.
# Your Say
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.
# What we Know
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.
# Abortion
No free vote gives 'hallmark of a totalitarian regime' to abortion bill
The Conference of Religious in Ireland called for a free vote for politicians and the wider use of conscientious objection.
# tfmr
TDs to support abortion amendment to provide for medical terminations
During a meeting at Leinster House this afternoon, two TDs revealed they had children who were “incompatible with life”.
# Abortion
Timetable for abortion legislation is 'tight'
Minister James Reilly is determined to publish legislation before the end of July.