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#Abortion

# abortion - Yesterday’s News

US girds for second day of protest against abortion ruling
# Abortion
# Abortion

US girds for second day of protest against abortion ruling

11 hours ago 12,980 Views 37 Comments

Dozens of new protests were planned Saturday from coast to coast.

# abortion - Friday 24 June, 2022

'A step backward for women's rights': America reacts as Roe v. Wade is overturned
# Abortion
# Abortion

'A step backward for women's rights': America reacts as Roe v. Wade is overturned

Updated Fri 6:06 PM 29,809 Views 49 Comments

The decision has been met with mixed reaction from civilians, lawmakers and politicians on either side of the political divide.

# abortion - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

British MPs support moves for UK Government to commission Northern Ireland abortion services
# Powersharing
# Powersharing

British MPs support moves for UK Government to commission Northern Ireland abortion services

Wed 6:14 PM 9,338 Views 3 Comments

The bill had sparked debate on whether the UK Government was respecting devolution in Northern Ireland.

# abortion - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Number of women and girls travelling to Great Britain for abortions rising
# Abortion
# Abortion

Number of women and girls travelling to Great Britain for abortions rising

Tue 1:52 PM 26,224 Views 55 Comments

Figures show that 206 women and girls with addresses in the Republic of Ireland sought abortion care.

# abortion - Thursday 19 May, 2022

UK Government moves to ensure full delivery of abortion services in Northern Ireland
# Abortion
# Abortion

UK Government moves to ensure full delivery of abortion services in Northern Ireland

May 19th 2022, 7:44 PM 9,112 Views 39 Comments

Abortion services have yet to centrally commissioned in Northern Ireland due to a political impasse.

# abortion - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

US Senate to vote on bill that codifies right to abortion into law, but it will likely fail
# Abortion Rights
# Abortion Rights

US Senate to vote on bill that codifies right to abortion into law, but it will likely fail

May 11th 2022, 2:29 PM 5,381 Views 15 Comments

Democrats were due to lead the vote in a bid to pin down Republicans on the deeply divisive issue ahead of crucial midterm elections.

# abortion - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

Roe v Wade: What you need to know about the 1973 case that enshrined US abortion rights
# Explainer
# Explainer

Roe v Wade: What you need to know about the 1973 case that enshrined US abortion rights

May 3rd 2022, 8:39 AM 12,810 Views 64 Comments

Jane Roe – a pseudonym for Norma McCorvey – sued the Dallas Attorney General, Henry Wade.

# abortion - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

‘Threat of criminal sanctions’ hangs over medical abortion providers, committee hears
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

‘Threat of criminal sanctions’ hangs over medical abortion providers, committee hears

Apr 27th 2022, 1:20 PM 7,301 Views 2 Comments

Ireland’s abortion law makes anyone who aids or abets abortion outside the specific terms of the Act liable for criminal prosecution.

# abortion - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Florida becomes latest US state to restrict abortion access
# Abortion Laws
# Abortion Laws

Florida becomes latest US state to restrict abortion access

Apr 14th 2022, 10:30 PM 20,595 Views 45 Comments

The new law, which comes into force on 1 July, reduces the abortion limit from 24 to 15 weeks.

# abortion - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

Charges dropped against Texas woman arrested for murder over abortion
# Abortion Laws
# Abortion Laws

Charges dropped against Texas woman arrested for murder over abortion

Apr 12th 2022, 7:42 AM 18,949 Views 29 Comments

Lizelle Herrera (26) was arrested on April 7, for “intentionally and knowingly [causing] the death of an individual by self-induced abortion”.

# abortion - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

British MPs vote to continue at-home abortion services in England
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

British MPs vote to continue at-home abortion services in England

Mar 30th 2022, 10:21 PM 10,702 Views 5 Comments

MPs supported retaining the service by 215 votes to 188, following a free vote.

# abortion - Thursday 24 March, 2022

UK government to prepare to ensure availability of abortion services in Northern Ireland
# Ni
# Ni

UK government to prepare to ensure availability of abortion services in Northern Ireland

Mar 24th 2022, 11:13 PM 7,539 Views 3 Comments

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis has set out the legislative options being explored in a written ministerial statement.

# abortion - Thursday 20 January, 2022

US Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers
# Texas Law
# Texas Law

US Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers

Jan 20th 2022, 10:52 PM 25,671 Views 30 Comments

The outvoted three liberal justices on the nation’s highest court penned a scathing dissent.

# abortion - Monday 17 January, 2022

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services
# Crisis Pregnancy
# Crisis Pregnancy

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services

Jan 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 55,746 Views 0 Comments
  • A number of unregulated crisis pregnancy services present themselves as unbiased but have an anti-abortion stance
  • The HSE said such services may try to frighten women and refuse to give them information about abortion services
  • Women who have inadvertently engaged with these groups have found the experience "extremely distressing", Órla Ryan reports

# abortion - Friday 10 December, 2021

US Supreme Court allows abortion providers to challenge a near-total ban in Texas
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

US Supreme Court allows abortion providers to challenge a near-total ban in Texas

Dec 10th 2021, 3:56 PM 9,996 Views 25 Comments

The decision was taken as the issue of abortion in the US has again become a major judicial question.

# abortion - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved

Updated Dec 8th 2021, 4:30 PM 31,900 Views 91 Comments
  • An independent chair to lead a review into abortion laws has not yet been named.
  • The terms of reference for the review have been criticised for being too narrow.
  • The minister said today there has been a "significant reduction" in people travelling to the UK for terminations.

# abortion - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

US Supreme Court appears likely to roll back abortion rights
# Mississippi
# Mississippi

US Supreme Court appears likely to roll back abortion rights

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 10:20 PM 29,176 Views 142 Comments

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the imposing court in Washington as the nine justices heard two hours of arguments.

# abortion - Saturday 23 October, 2021

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Texas abortion law case on 1 November
# Abortion
# Abortion

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Texas abortion law case on 1 November

Oct 23rd 2021, 2:09 PM 9,270 Views 29 Comments

Senate Bill 8 (SB8) bans abortions after a heartbeat can be detected in the womb.

# abortion - Thursday 14 October, 2021

NI Secretary of State 'profoundly disappointed' with court ruling over lack of abortion services
# Abortion
# Abortion

NI Secretary of State 'profoundly disappointed' with court ruling over lack of abortion services

Updated Oct 14th 2021, 4:00 PM 14,731 Views 4 Comments

The court ruled that Lewis “failed to comply with his duties” by not ensuring provision for full abortion services for women in the region.

# abortion - Friday 8 October, 2021

Texas clinic resumes providing abortions after judge blocks law
# Texas
# Texas

Texas clinic resumes providing abortions after judge blocks law

Oct 8th 2021, 8:34 AM 9,399 Views 9 Comments

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, said he would appeal the judge’s ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

# abortion - Monday 4 October, 2021

Biden administration lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics
# Abortion
# Abortion

Biden administration lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics

Oct 4th 2021, 10:43 PM 13,920 Views 7 Comments

This comes as battles over abortion grow sharper from Texas to the US Supreme Court.

# abortion - Saturday 2 October, 2021

‘We know your fight’: Protesters in Dublin gather to oppose Texan abortion law
# Dublin To Dallas
# Dublin To Dallas

‘We know your fight’: Protesters in Dublin gather to oppose Texan abortion law

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 21,197 Views 76 Comments

The protest took place to coincide with hundreds of similar demonstrations across the US.

# abortion - Friday 1 October, 2021

Biden administration in legal bid to block Texas abortion law
# Abortion
# Abortion

Biden administration in legal bid to block Texas abortion law

Oct 1st 2021, 9:42 PM 10,354 Views 19 Comments

At least one Texas abortion provider said it stood ready to resume offering services.

# abortion - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Texas doctor sued after defying state's new abortion ban
# Reproductive Rights
# Reproductive Rights

Texas doctor sued after defying state's new abortion ban

Sep 21st 2021, 9:51 AM 19,388 Views 67 Comments

The legislation bans abortions from as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

# abortion - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Donnelly says he will 'prioritise' legislation for safe access zones around health facilities
# Safe Zones
# Safe Zones

Donnelly says he will 'prioritise' legislation for safe access zones around health facilities

Sep 15th 2021, 6:00 PM 10,787 Views 5 Comments

An exclusion zone would mean protests would not be permitted in the area surrounding a healthcare facility.

# abortion - Thursday 9 September, 2021

US Justice Department sues Texas over restrictive abortion law
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

US Justice Department sues Texas over restrictive abortion law

Sep 9th 2021, 9:56 PM 13,414 Views 17 Comments

The Texas law bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.

# abortion - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Joe Biden condemns Supreme Court failure to block Texas abortion curb
# Texas
# Texas

Joe Biden condemns Supreme Court failure to block Texas abortion curb

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 8:24 PM 30,687 Views 63 Comments

The court voted 5-4 to deny an emergency appeal from abortion providers and others.

# abortion - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Biden vows to defend abortion rights after Texas bans it after six weeks
# Foetal Heartbeat
# Foetal Heartbeat

Biden vows to defend abortion rights after Texas bans it after six weeks

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 6:03 PM 27,153 Views 95 Comments

The law makes no exception for cases of rape or incest.

# abortion - Thursday 19 August, 2021

FactCheck: Does Irish law allow for 'gender selection abortions'?
# Abortion In Ireland
# Abortion In Ireland

FactCheck: Does Irish law allow for 'gender selection abortions'?

Aug 19th 2021, 12:04 AM 23,123 Views 0 Comments
  • A recent post by political party Aontú says the State's termination system blatantly "allows for the targeting of baby girls".
  • Rónán Duffy looks at whether the relevant laws around terminations in Ireland permit this.

# abortion - Saturday 7 August, 2021

Health Minister says he is 'committed' to bringing in safe access zones around health facilities
# Abortion
# Abortion

Health Minister says he is 'committed' to bringing in safe access zones around health facilities

Aug 7th 2021, 1:39 PM 19,152 Views 49 Comments

The Programme for Government committed to creating these zones aimed to prevent protests outside medical facilities.

# abortion - Friday 30 July, 2021

NI First Minister vows to 'resist' Westminster move to set up abortion services
# Paul Givan
# Paul Givan

NI First Minister vows to 'resist' Westminster move to set up abortion services

Jul 30th 2021, 8:27 AM 19,229 Views 36 Comments

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis has directed ministers to take the steps to establish abortion services.

# abortion - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Northern Ireland parties divided over Westminster direction on abortion services
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland parties divided over Westminster direction on abortion services

Jul 22nd 2021, 7:14 PM 16,747 Views 30 Comments

The North’s abortion laws were liberalised in 2019 but full services have not been commissioned due to disagreements between the Executive parties.

# abortion - Monday 19 July, 2021

O'Neill says it is right for UK government to intervene on NI abortion services
# The North
# The North

O'Neill says it is right for UK government to intervene on NI abortion services

Updated Jul 19th 2021, 5:24 PM 34,479 Views 59 Comments

The deputy First Minister said women had been failed in a “catastrophic way” by a lack of service provision during the pandemic.

# abortion - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Over 6,500 pregnancy terminations were carried out in Ireland last year
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Over 6,500 pregnancy terminations were carried out in Ireland last year

Jun 29th 2021, 3:28 PM 21,065 Views 86 Comments

The vast majority of the terminations were carried out in early pregnancy.

# abortion - Saturday 19 June, 2021

US Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden holy communion
# Abortion Views
# Abortion Views

US Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden holy communion

Jun 19th 2021, 10:11 AM 68,378 Views 123 Comments

Biden supports the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court decision affirming a woman’s right to an abortion.

# abortion - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Over 550 people crossed the Irish Sea for an abortion in 2020
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Over 550 people crossed the Irish Sea for an abortion in 2020

Jun 10th 2021, 2:27 PM 12,620 Views 6 Comments

The number of Irish residents having an abortion in the UK has dropped signficantly since the repeal of the eighth amendment.

# abortion - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Three years after the referendum vote, just one in 10 GPs are offering abortion services
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Three years after the referendum vote, just one in 10 GPs are offering abortion services

Updated May 25th 2021, 11:07 AM 21,992 Views 36 Comments

Early medical abortions are accessed by women through GPs if the pregnancy is under 10 weeks.

# abortion - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Tory MPs warn new Northern Ireland abortion powers ‘put Union at risk’
# The North
# The North

Tory MPs warn new Northern Ireland abortion powers ‘put Union at risk’

Mar 25th 2021, 1:33 PM 19,509 Views 7 Comments

Brandon Lewis said it is unacceptable that women and girls in the North cannot access abortion services.

# abortion - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

NI secretary urges Stormont to roll out abortion services before he orders executive to do so
# Brandon Lewis
# Brandon Lewis

NI secretary urges Stormont to roll out abortion services before he orders executive to do so

Mar 23rd 2021, 5:21 PM 8,216 Views 7 Comments

Brandon Lewis could have the power to rollout services from London next month.

British government to intervene in bid to end Northern Ireland abortion stand-off
# Abortion
# Abortion

British government to intervene in bid to end Northern Ireland abortion stand-off

Mar 23rd 2021, 8:47 AM 10,386 Views 12 Comments

Abortion laws in the region were liberalised by MPs at Westminster in 2019.

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