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# Abortion Rights

This year
US Republicans fret over abortion as states balk at bans
Reproductive rights are set to take center stage in the 2024 election in the US.
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.
Florida governor Ron DeSantis signs bill banning abortion after six weeks
The state’s Republican-dominated legislature passed the text hours earlier with 70 votes to 40.
Access to abortion pill in the US plunged into uncertainty following conflicting rulings
Two separate rulings were issued just minutes apart by federal judges in Texas and Washington.
Last year
Kansas voters protect abortion rights in post-Roe v Wade referendum
The referendum was the first test of US voter sentiment about abortion rights since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade in June.
US Justice Department sues Idaho over near-total abortion ban set to take effect this month
It is the Biden administration’s first litigation since the US Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe V Wade ruling in June.
Police arrest 17 US politicians at abortion rights protest outside Supreme Court
Footage from the protest showed Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and others being led away, not in handcuffs, and waving to supporters.
US House passes bills to protect abortion access but Senate approval unlikely
The legislation passed by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is unlikely to advance in the Senate.
Joe Biden says US Supreme Court is 'out of control' before signing order on abortion access
The US President said the fastest way to restore the Roe V Wade ruling is “to pass a national law” codifying it.
Congresswoman calls removal of abortion rights a ‘victory for white life’
The US representative has previously come under fire for quoting Adolf Hitler.
Abortion clinics begin closing after US Supreme Court ruling
The court’s overturning of the landmark Roe v Wade decision is likely to lead to abortion bans across the country.
'A step backward for women's rights': America reacts as Roe v. Wade is overturned
The decision has been met with mixed reaction from civilians, lawmakers and politicians on either side of the political divide.
The US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade: Here's what the impact will be
Concerns about Roe v. Wade were first raised after a draft Supreme Court opinion was leaked.
'My body my choice': Thousands rally across US for abortion rights
Thousands also rallied in Texas and Kentucky, and more protests were planned in other major cities as well as at hundreds of smaller events across the country.
Lawyer who argued landmark US abortion case outraged over possible reversal
Linda Coffee is the last living member of the legal team who won the case in 1973.
Democrats’ effort to secure US abortion access in law blocked by Republicans
The almost party-line count promises to be the first of several efforts in Congress to preserve the nearly 50-year-old court ruling.
Croatian woman allowed abortion amid public outrage
Abortion in Croatia is becoming more restricted as religious pressure sways doctors to refuse it citing moral grounds.
US Senate to vote on bill that codifies right to abortion into law, but it will likely fail
Democrats were due to lead the vote in a bid to pin down Republicans on the deeply divisive issue ahead of crucial midterm elections.
White House warns against violence after abortion protests
Press Secretary Jen Psaki called for restraint after reports of demonstrations outside the homes of two Supreme Court justices.
Oklahoma legislature passes ban on abortions after six weeks
The bill includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for cases of rape or incest.
All time
Women’s March targets US Supreme Court to protest over abortion rights
The Texas law motivated many of the demonstrators and speakers.
GP: My patients do not need to see your placards with your value judgements
Dr Brian Kennedy says recurring abortion protests outside healthcare clinics are wrong and need to stop.
Abortion protests 'aim to destroy Poland', leader of country's ruling party says
A court ruling last week, when published, will rule out abortions in almost all cases in Poland.
US Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana state law on abortion clinics
The Louisiana law is virtually identical to one in Texas that the court struck down in 2016.
Ailbhe Smyth: Why Irish activists are going to continue their campaign for abortion rights
We spoke to the former director of the Together for Yes campaign one year on from the Eighth Amendment being repealed.
Abortion rights in the US on the line as Supreme Court loses moderate voice
Abortion campaigners fear Trump will pick an ultra-conservative replacement for Judge Anthony Kennedy.
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’
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Rescue 116′s flight recorders, the search for a body in Finglas and a landslide in Colombia…
'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.
The woman whose Roe v Wade court case legalised abortion in the US has died aged 69
Norma McCorvey actually became a pro-life activist in later life.
'It should be available in a safe way': Scotland could help Northern Irish women obtain abortions
The country’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she is happy to explore options which would help women access free abortions.
'People think I'm the devil for having an abortion, but it's the only option that's right for me'
A young Cork woman has taken part in a BBC documentary that follows her journey to have an abortion in the UK.
Thousands march for "realistic abortion access in Ireland"
The march was organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign.
London women's centre advert that appeals to 'Irish visitors' is misleading
The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has pulled an advert for a London clinic as it gives the impression it’s an abortion clinic.
Campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment planned for the autumn
The constitutional ban on abortion will come under scrutiny in the new Dáil term.
'A historic moment in Ireland, but not one to be celebrated' - reaction to the passing of the abortion bill
While the passing of abortion legislation has been widely welcomed, the Pro-Choice lobby has raised concerns about the scope and implementation of the bill.
Rosary chants and 'Savita' banners greet TDs ahead of contentious vote
Dozens of pro-life protesters are maintaining their vigil as deputies arrive ahead of today’s abortion vote. Pro-choice campaigners said there were “tensions” between the groups overnight.
Column: Changing the law on abortion is dangerous and unjust
There is no evidence to show that abortion treats suicide ideation – this means that any legislation based on the grounds of suicidal ideation is irredeemably damaged, writes Cora Sherlock.