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# Abortion Pills

This year
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.
Wyoming governor signs law outlawing use of abortion pills
Mark Gordon signed the bill into law last night.
All time
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.
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.
Teenager 'removed from classroom and questioned by police' over abortion pills
The evidence was given in a court case taking place in Northern Ireland.
Police in Belfast seize abortion pills and robots from campaigners
The demonstration saw an “abortion robot” deliver abortion pills to a number of women.
GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result
Abortion services are expected to be GP-led.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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: 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’
'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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Customs seized 1,017 abortion pills last year
Ruth Coppinger wants the State to stop confiscating the tablets.
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.
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”.
Crisis pregnancy services will not face charges over abortion advice
The HSE has now clarified what advice should be given around abortion pills.
Pro-choice group put banner advertising abortion pills on Galway Cathedral
The banner was up for most of yesterday morning.
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.
Customs seize over 1,200 abortion pills
Pills are widely available on the internet but shouldn’t be taken without medical supervision, experts warn.