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# X Case

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Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion
The former Tánaiste talks abortion, rent supplement and why women have to be tough to be in Irish politics.
Opinion: We must repeal the eighth amendment
The presence of the eighth amendment is putting the life, health or well-being of certain pregnant woman at risk.
No one in this government wants to deal with the abortion issue again. Here's why...
Analysis: The government legislated for abortion last summer and is highly unlikely to touch the issue again in its current lifetime.
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about Rory McIlroy, Gaza, and the fate of MH17 victims.
'I saw fear in TDs’ eyes': An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X
One year on, TDs and Senators reflect on what it was like to be part of one of the most contentious political debates in decades.
This is the moment the Dáil passed X Case legislation
The vote result was met with a smattering of applause in the Chamber at about 12.30am this morning.
Column: The language of the abortion debate has been cruel and unfair – on both sides
Tonight’s vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill probably won’t end the public debate about abortion – and the women we all claim to care about deserve better than the unfair language that has been used recently, writes Aisling Twomey.
What next for the abortion bill?
Committee Stage is over. So where to next for the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013?
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.
Lucinda Creighton strongly criticises abortion legislation – but doesn’t say how she’ll vote
The Fine Gael TD called for significant amendments to be made to the legislation before the final vote on it.
Video + speech: Here's what Lucinda Creighton had to say on abortion legislation
“I can only hope that logic and verifiable evidence will prevail and substantive amendments will be accepted to ensure that the rights of all human beings are protected with the full vigour of the law.”
Abortion Rights Campaign says it cannot support the abortion bill
The campaign group has said that the legislation does not satisfy a European court ruling which called on Ireland to clarify its abortion laws.
Reilly says he won’t be afraid to suspend abortion service as bill introduced in Dáil
In a historic moment, the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill has been introduced into the Dáil this morning.
TDs to hold first debates on new abortion bill today
The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill gets its first outing in the Dáil this afternoon, before votes next week.
Column: The party whip system is far too rigid – and it's offensive to democratic ideals
I have a lot of time for the Taoiseach, but his leadership has been autocratic and even authoritarian in a representative democracy and I find this unsettling, writes Larry Donnelly.
Reilly concedes that abortion laws will mean more babies 'suffering damage'
The minister says, however, that the alternative is that the baby’s mother could die – ending both of their lives.
These are the three motions Peter Mathews put to the Fine Gael party last night
The pro-life TD put forward motions for the proposed legislation to be scrapped, the suicide clause removed and for members to have a free vote at a parliamentary party meeting last night.
Abortion bill ‘ties the hands of many families’ as poll shows strong support
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has been among those to initially respond to the publication of the draft Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.
Abortion legislation approved and published
Download the document in full here.
Final text of abortion bill to be published after Cabinet's green light
Ministers agreed to the content of the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill at a special meeting this morning.
Ministers to discuss abortion laws at special meeting
Legislation is expected to be published later today if an agreement is reached at Cabinet level.
Martin: 'Wrong to say someone who supports abortion bill is pro-abortion'
The Fianna Fáil leader said that Catholics should be free to vote with their conscience on the issue.
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?
Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate
Tracey Holsgrove explains the agony of contemplating how to proceed with her pregnancy after learning of her baby’s condition – and why she is a firm pro-choice advocate.
6 interesting moments from the final day of the Oireachtas abortion hearings
The final day of the three-day hearing saw legal experts teasing out some of the most intricate detail in the draft legislation.
Column: No woman has an abortion on a whim
Stitch up the X Case’s dangling loopholes and then hold a referendum to legalise abortion in Ireland – because no woman wants an abortion just for the hell of it, writes Carol Redmond.
8 interesting moments from Day 2 of the Oireachtas abortion hearings
Day 2 of the Oireachtas hearings on abortion saw psychiatrists and medical professionals give their expert opinions on the new law.
Psychiatrists to address Oireachtas abortion hearing today
The hearings on the wording of the heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 will continue until tomorrow.
12 interesting moments from the Oireachtas abortion hearings
Heckling, James Reilly leaving early, and questions about term limits on abortion – the first day of the Oireachtas hearings on abortion legislation had a lot of drama. Here’s what happened.
Here's what we know about the Oireachtas abortion hearings
The hearings will be broadcast live from this Friday on television and the internet.
Flashback: Pro-life and pro-choice campaigners clash in 1992
Photocall Ireland has dug out this photo from the archives showing how abortion has remained divisive over the decades.
Fianna Fáil to discuss abortion bill after lengthy Fine Gael meeting
Fine Gael’s weekly parliamentary party meeting saw over five hours of intense discussion on the draft abortion bill.
Irish abortion bill 'worse than Britain's 1967 Act'
Anti-abortion group SPUC says the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill could lead to widespread abortion.
Column: Legislators colluded against women but abortion law provides clarity
Irish women have been denied their constitutional right to adequate maternal healthcare but the new draft law changes that, argues Labour TD Ciara Conway.
Committee to decide if advocacy groups should attend abortion law hearings
Public hearings on the draft of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 are likely to take place later this month.
Explainer: A crash course on how the abortion proposals will become law
So – we now have a draft ‘heads of bill’. Here’s what happens as the Government tries to turn it into law.
What the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 contains
Government said that the bill would provide “legal clarity for the medical profession”.