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# Abortion

Last month
January 2023
# Abortion
Still no timeline for safe access zone bill, deemed a 'priority' by Government in 2021
The legislation was meant to be published last March.
Last year
# Northern Ireland
Full abortion services to be commissioned in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland’s abortion laws were liberalised in 2019, but the Department of Health never centrally commissioned the rollout of full services due to a political impasse at Stormont.
# House Of Commons
Abortion services ‘will be commissioned in Northern Ireland’, UK minister tells MPs
A Labour MP urged the UK Government to act, warning that for three years ‘abortion might be legal, it is not accessible’.
# Abortion
Judge overturns US state of Georgia’s ban on abortion after six weeks
Judge McBurney’s ruling came in a lawsuit that sought to strike down the ban on multiple grounds.
# US Midterms
Abortion on the ballot: Three US states vote to strengthen abortion rights
The states of Montana, Kentucky, California, Michigan and Vermont were all asked to vote on their state’s current abortion rules.
# safe access zones
Gardaí outline concerns about abortion safe access zone law
Gardaí have said it has a number of concerns from a policing perspective about the legislation around exclusion zones.
# Abortion
Anti-abortion group to launch legal challenge to Northern Ireland legislation
The UK Government is set to step in to introduce full abortion services in Northern Ireland.
Opinion: We've tracked Ireland's road to repeal - it would be foolish to believe the struggle is over
Therese Caherty and Pauline Conroy, alongside photographer Derek Speirs, are the editors of a new book about Ireland’s road to repeal – here they take us through their work on it.
# Abortion
Less than half of adults in Northern Ireland realise abortion is lawful in region
Only 10% of women in Northern Ireland know how to access abortion, according to a new poll.
# Abortion in Ireland
Ten years after Savita's death, abortion rights campaigners say the fight must go on
The march is set to take place on 29 October.
Ruth Coppinger: Savita 10 years on - why we need a permanent memorial
Maternity care must change forever in this country so we never see another case like Savita’s, writes Coppinger.
# commemoration
March planned to remember Savita on the 10-year anniversary of her death
Savita Halappanavar died in October 2012, and her tragic death led to a raft of investigations and an outcry across Ireland.
# Roe v Wade
White House blasts near-complete ban on abortion in Arizona
The only exemption to the ban is if the woman’s life is in jeopardy.
# Abortion
More US states ban abortion as Democrats push back
Another dozen states are expected to follow suit with their own restrictions.
# Abortion
White House calls Indiana abortion ban 'devastating'
The ban takes effect on September 15.
# Roe v Wade
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.
# Roe v Wade
Kansas puts abortion rights on the ballot in test case for US
Advocates look nervously to neighboring Oklahoma and Missouri which have implemented near-total bans.
Stephen Donnelly: The intimidation of women seeking abortion services will soon be illegal
The health minister outlines new legislation agreed by Cabinet today for safe access zones outside abortion providers.
# Human Rights
UN rights watchdog warns Ireland over abortion wait period and women travelling abroad for care
The Committee has called for the Government to remove barriers for women seeking access to abortion services.
# exclusion zones
Plans to legislate for safe access zones outside abortion providers approved by Government
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly committed to seeing the Bill drafted “as quickly as possible so it can be introduced to the Oireachtas”.
# Healthcare
Official abortion figures for 2021 ‘substantially lower’ than number of terminations carried out
GPs and medics have been asked to review their records.
# Roe v Wade
US police confirm that Ohio ten-year-old crossed state lines for abortion
The story garnered attention as a shocking effect of the overturning of Roe v Wade.
# Women's Health
Health Minister says testimony included in HSE abortion report is 'heartbreaking'
The research found that current abortion legislation does not meet the needs of those seeking termination for foetal anomalies.
# Texas
Pregnant driver fined under carpool rules argues foetus is passenger following Roe v Wade ruling
She was driving in a lane reserved for vehicles carrying at least two people.
# Roe v Wade
Biden administration says US doctors must offer abortion if mother’s life at risk
Officials say federal law on emergency treatment guidelines pre-empts state laws in jurisdictions that now ban abortion.
# factcheck
Debunked: TikTok videos touting unproven and potentially dangerous 'herbal abortion' methods
The videos have circulated since the US Supreme Court overturned the Roe v Wade rulin.
Clips circulating on TikTok recently have suggested how women can terminate their own pregnancies, Brianna Parkins writes.
Many videos have cited the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade last month.
Medical experts have warned against using such methods because they are possibly dangerous and there is no evidence to support them.
# Roe v Wade
Four US states protect abortion from out-of-state prosecution
Colorado, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Main will protect providers and patients from extradition to home states that have banned the practice.
# the explainer
The Explainer: What Roe v Wade being overturned could mean for other US laws
The landmark decision means Americans no longer have a constitutional right to abortion.
# Explainer
The Explainer: Why was Roe v Wade overturned - and what could it mean for US laws?
Listen in to our interview with Dr David Kenny of Trinity College School of Law to find out more.
# supreme court ruling
WHO chief calls US abortion ruling a 'setback’ that will cost lives
The World Health Organisation’s director-general said safe abortion should be understood as healthcare.
# Abortion
Protest over Roe v Wade ruling held at US embassy in Dublin
The crowd was told about how the US can learn from Ireland’s 2018 movement to repeal the Eighth Amendment and liberalise its abortion laws.
# Abortion
US girds for second day of protest against abortion ruling
Dozens of new protests were planned Saturday from coast to coast.
# Abortion
'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.
# Powersharing
British MPs support moves for UK Government to commission Northern Ireland abortion services
The bill had sparked debate on whether the UK Government was respecting devolution in Northern Ireland.
# Abortion
Number of women and girls travelling to Great Britain for abortions rising
Figures show that 206 women and girls with addresses in the Republic of Ireland sought abortion care.
# Abortion
UK Government moves to ensure full delivery of abortion services in Northern Ireland
Abortion services have yet to centrally commissioned in Northern Ireland due to a political impasse.
# Abortion Rights
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.
# Explainer
Roe v Wade: What you need to know about the 1973 case that enshrined US abortion rights
Jane Roe – a pseudonym for Norma McCorvey – sued the Dallas Attorney General, Henry Wade.
# Health Committee
‘Threat of criminal sanctions’ hangs over medical abortion providers, committee hears
Ireland’s abortion law makes anyone who aids or abets abortion outside the specific terms of the Act liable for criminal prosecution.
# abortion laws
Florida becomes latest US state to restrict abortion access
The new law, which comes into force on 1 July, reduces the abortion limit from 24 to 15 weeks.