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# Abortion Pills

This year
# Abortion Rights
US Supreme Court to deliver ruling on abortion pill access
Mifepristone was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000 and accounts for more than half of all abortions in the US.
# Roe v Wade
Wyoming governor signs law outlawing use of abortion pills
Mark Gordon signed the bill into law last night.
All time
# hpra
Illegal medicines: 740 abortion pills were seized in Ireland last year
Of the 619,213 dosage units seized, 36% were sedatives, 18% were erectile dysfunction medicines, and 16% were anabolic steroids.
# Courts
Schoolgirl whose mother is being prosecuted for buying abortion pills 'is potential victim of crime'
Lawyers for the mother and daughter, who have both been granted anonymity, claim the prosecution breaches their human rights.
# Northern Ireland
Teenager 'removed from classroom and questioned by police' over abortion pills
The evidence was given in a court case taking place in Northern Ireland.
# Abortion Pills
Police in Belfast seize abortion pills and robots from campaigners
The demonstration saw an “abortion robot” deliver abortion pills to a number of women.
# Abortion Pills
GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result
Abortion services are expected to be GP-led.
# 8th ref
Renua calls for No vote and questions the number of abortion pills used in Ireland
The party acknowledged abortion pills are a problem but said it does not have a specific policy to deal with them.
'I was nine weeks pregnant when I took an abortion pill - after staring at it for hours'
“I was in a very bad situation where continuing a pregnancy just wasn’t possible, health wise or financially.”
# Explainer
Q&A: Why has the government chosen 12 weeks as the general time limit for abortion?
The use of abortion pills and pregnancy as a result of rape impacted the decision.
# medical abortion
How do GPs treat women who've taken abortion pills in Ireland?
“They’d be more nervous telling a doctor they don’t know. Oftentimes, they might say they’re miscarrying.”
# Debate
Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills
The North’s abortion laws are considered some of the most severe in the world, according to Amnesty.
# medical abortion
Here's the number of abortion pills seized in Ireland in the past 10 years
“There is a risk when you buy anything from an unknown source that you simply do not know what you are getting.”
# 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.
# Abortion Pills
Abortion: 95% of Irish women who used pills to end pregnancy 'didn't need surgical intervention'
Study from the British Medical Journal say the pills offer ‘an alternative to unsafe methods’
# Eighth Amendment
'Repeal' bus to distribute abortion pills in cities and colleges around Ireland
Rosa said the tour will “provide direct assistance to those in need of safe abortion pills”.
# Eighth Amendment
14 TDs in Dáil chamber as Bríd Smith produces packet of abortion pills
The Dáil is this evening discussing an AAA/PBP Bill calling for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.
# Abortion
Study shows vast majority of Irish women who took abortion pills feel they made right decision
The study examined the experiences of women who accessed abortion pills online.
# Eighth Amendment
British group launches helpline for women in Ireland who buy abortion pills online
The British Pregnancy Advice Service is concerned that, because they are committing an illegal act, women may not always seek help.
Amnesty calls latest abortion pills case a 'grotesque spectacle'
A woman appeared before Belfast Crown Court today accused of buying abortion pills for her daughter.
# Belfast
Demonstrations taking place around Ireland in solidarity with woman charged with taking abortion pills
The 21-year-old Co Down woman was charged with two offences regarding procuring the pills on Monday. If convicted she could face life in prison.
# 8th amendment
Pro-choice campaigners take 'abortion pill bus' across Ireland
Women with unwanted pregnancies will be able to access pills on the bus after an online consultation.
# Prime Numbers
What percentage of men in Ireland have paid for sex? It's the week in numbers
Plus: How many abortion pills bound for Ireland were seized last year?
# Pro-Choice
Customs seized 1,017 abortion pills last year
Ruth Coppinger wants the State to stop confiscating the tablets.
# Abortion Pills
Man charged with tricking girlfriend into having abortion
The Norwegian man has been charged with twice having his former partner ingest a mixture of abortion drugs.
# women on web
TD helped 'dozens' of women take abortion pills
In many cases the women “under no circumstances would have been able to pay to travel to Britain and to pay for accommodation”.
# Abortion
Crisis pregnancy services will not face charges over abortion advice
The HSE has now clarified what advice should be given around abortion pills.
# Abortion Pills
Pro-choice group put banner advertising abortion pills on Galway Cathedral
The banner was up for most of yesterday morning.
# Pregnancy
Hundreds of Irish women contact abortion pill website every month
Tonight RTÉ’s Prime Time revealed that so far this year there have been more than 60 abortion pill seizures.
# Illegal Pills
Customs seize over 1,200 abortion pills
Pills are widely available on the internet but shouldn’t be taken without medical supervision, experts warn.