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#Abortion

# abortion - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

6,666 abortions carried out last year under laws enacted after repeal of Eighth Amendment

These are the first official figures published since Ireland’s liberalised abortion laws came into effect from 1 January 2019.

# abortion - Monday 29 June, 2020

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.

# abortion - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Abortion guidelines for Northern Ireland approved by MPs in House of Commons

Abortion is now legal in all circumstances in Northern Ireland in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

# abortion - Thursday 11 June, 2020

375 women travelled from Ireland to UK for abortions in 2019 - an 87% decrease on 2018

More than 1,000 females travelled from Northern Ireland to England or Wales for an abortion last year.

# abortion - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

DUP motion on abortion passed by Northern Ireland Assembly

The motion doesn’t impact or change Northern Ireland’s abortion legislation.

# abortion - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Abortion on request is legal in Northern Ireland from today but women will still have to wait

A medical professional can terminate a pregnancy when it has not exceeded 12 weeks with no extra legal conditions.

# abortion - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Anti-abortion protests at hospitals: How have other countries handled them and what's the way forward here?

The problem with drawing up legislation on exclusion zones is that there are competing rights involved, writes lecturer in constitutional law Dr Laura Cahillane.

# abortion - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Vast majority of people support banning protests outside facilities that provide abortion services

Eight in 10 women and over seven in 10 men support the measure, according to a new opinion poll.

# abortion - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Simon Harris said he was 'appalled' by protesters outside the National Maternity Hospital today

Harris responded to a tweet and said he was committed to implementing exclusion zones.

# abortion - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Senior gynaecologist at the Coombe appointed clinical lead of HSE abortion services HSE

Senior gynaecologist at the Coombe appointed clinical lead of HSE abortion services

Health Minister Simon Harris welcomed the appointment as the next step in providing termination of pregnancy services.

# abortion - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Peter Boylan: 'Online abuse didn't bother me - I wasn't going to resign'

The obstetrician has written about his career in a new memoir.

# abortion - Monday 4 November, 2019

UK government to consult with churches over North's abortion law

Activists have warned the UK government that it has a legal obligation to limit the scope of conscientious objection.

# abortion - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Judge blocks Alabama abortion ban that would 'yield serious and irreparable harm'

The strict new laws were set to take effect on 15 November.

# abortion - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Woman prosecuted in Northern Ireland for buying abortion pills acquitted after change in law

“For the first time in six years, I can go back to being the mother I was,” she said.

FactCheck: Nuala O'Loan corrects claim made on Morning Ireland that 90% of abortions a result of morning after pill

The former NI Police Ombudsman made the comments in a Morning Ireland interview yesterday.

# abortion - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland

The British government has assumed responsibility for introducing regulations to provide access to abortion by next April.

Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?

The first ceremonies could take place on the week of Valentine’s Day 2020.

# abortion - Monday 21 October, 2019

Walkouts from DUP and SDLP amid farcical scenes in Stormont

Private members’ legislation aimed at thwarting the imposition of abortion reform in Northern Ireland were not accepted.

Explainer: Why are some Northern Irish MLAs returning to Stormont?

Other parties are calling the return to Stormont a ‘stunt’.

# abortion - Saturday 19 October, 2019

The Explainer: What are Northern Ireland’s abortion laws and how might they be changing?

We look at how legislation passed in Westminster is set to change abortion laws in Northern Ireland.

# abortion - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Foster backs call for Stormont restoration as NI abortion to be decriminalised by Westminster

The move to decriminalise abortion will only be halted if the Stormont executive is restored by 21 October.

# abortion - Friday 4 October, 2019

US Supreme Court to hear challenge to controversial Louisiana abortion law

The case is seen as a test for two new judges appointed by Donald Trump.

# abortion - Thursday 3 October, 2019

High Court in Belfast rules Northern Ireland abortion law breaches human rights

Legislation decriminalising abortion may be introduced this month if the Stormont executive doesn’t resume.

# abortion - Monday 30 September, 2019

Church leaders call for restoration of Stormont to stop abortion law being passed in North

Abortion will be decriminalised in the North if the collapsed assembly is not restored by 21 October.

# abortion - Saturday 28 September, 2019

PHOTOS: Large crowds take to the streets of Dublin for this year's March for Choice

This is the first March for Choice since Ireland enacted abortion legislation in December.

Large crowds expected at March for Choice in Dublin this afternoon

This will be the first March for Choice since Ireland enacted abortion legislation in December.

# abortion - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Drew Harris says existing legislation adequate in dealing with protests outside abortion centres

In July, Minister Simon Harris said exclusion zones outside hospitals and GP surgeries will be a “major priority”.

# abortion - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

US judge blocks state law that would ban abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy

A judge in Kansas City said the law violates a previous Supreme Court ruling.

# abortion - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

El Salvador: Woman who was jailed after her baby was stillborn is acquitted in court

The 21-year-old said “it was hard the whole time I was inside.”

# abortion - Friday 19 July, 2019

Simon Harris tells HSE poor coverage of abortion services in west and north west 'is a real concern'

In May, Harris spoke to representatives of the HSE about why abortion services are available in just half of maternity hospitals and units.

# abortion - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Conscientious objection prevents full rollout of abortion services in several maternity hospitals

The Health Department said it will be asking the HSE to fully implement abortion services in all maternity hospitals and units by September.

# abortion - Thursday 11 July, 2019

'The DUP didn't want this, but some will be relieved': What happens now in Northern Ireland?

These votes have been a long-time coming – but make the return of power-sharing much less likely.

# abortion - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Harris accused of letting abortion protest exclusion zones 'fall off the agenda'

The group that staged a protest outside the National Maternity Hospital with three small white coffins plans to return this Saturday.

# abortion - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

London Irish campaigners taking British government to court over Northern Ireland abortion laws

The group claims the secretary of state for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley, is legally obliged to take action in the absence of the devolved Assembly.

# abortion - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Manslaughter charges dropped against US woman who lost her baby after being shot while pregnant

27 year-old Marshae Jones was shot during a fight last December.

# abortion - Friday 21 June, 2019

My Options website has over 170,000 visits since last December

The majority of visitors to the site are female, around 82%

# abortion - Saturday 15 June, 2019

German court fines two doctors over abortion 'advertising'

The ruling comes after the recent easing of a Nazi-era law banning practitioners from advertising of pregnancy terminations.

# abortion - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Number of Irish women travelling to England and Wales for abortions dropped in 2018

The number of Irish women ordering abortion pills online increased in 2018.

# abortion - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Peadar Tóibín tells Dáil that family at centre of Holles Street termination case believe it was an "illegal abortion"

Tóibín was speaking to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar under Dáil privilege today.

# abortion - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Louisiana lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion ban

Restrictions passed by a number of US States recently are expected to be blocked in lower courts and eventually appealed to the Supreme Court.

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