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#Abortion

# 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 25,549 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 55,544 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 9,969 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 31,579 Views 90 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 29,159 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 9,243 Views 30 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 14,713 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 9,385 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 13,911 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 21,153 Views 77 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 10,334 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 19,373 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 10,757 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 13,390 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 30,664 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 27,140 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 22,779 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 19,140 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 19,212 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 16,733 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 34,462 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 20,881 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 68,357 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 12,561 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 21,324 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 19,502 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 8,208 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 10,380 Views 12 Comments

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

# abortion - Friday 19 March, 2021

DUP will ‘vigorously oppose’ fresh Westminster intervention over abortion laws
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP will ‘vigorously oppose’ fresh Westminster intervention over abortion laws

Mar 19th 2021, 7:40 AM 19,849 Views 75 Comments

The UK Government has stated disappointment that full abortion services have not yet been commissioned in Northern Ireland

# abortion - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

McDonald says Sinn Féin abstained in abortion bill vote because it was a DUP 'stunt'
# Stormont
# Stormont

McDonald says Sinn Féin abstained in abortion bill vote because it was a DUP 'stunt'

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 4:24 PM 33,674 Views 31 Comments

Sinn Féin abstained from a vote on the Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill last night.

# abortion - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

DUP's bid to change Northern Ireland’s abortion laws set for Stormont
# Don’t Screen Us Out
# Don’t Screen Us Out

DUP's bid to change Northern Ireland’s abortion laws set for Stormont

Feb 16th 2021, 8:59 AM 20,265 Views 28 Comments

The DUP private member’s bill will attempt to prevent terminations up to birth in cases of non-fatal serious disabilities.

# abortion - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Argentina's Senate passes law to legalise abortion
# Argentina
# Argentina

Argentina's Senate passes law to legalise abortion

Dec 30th 2020, 10:45 AM 10,345 Views 50 Comments

The vote means that abortion will be legalised up to the 14th week of pregnancy.

# abortion - Friday 11 December, 2020

Argentina's lower house backs landmark bill to legalise abortion
# Buenos Aires
# Buenos Aires

Argentina's lower house backs landmark bill to legalise abortion

Dec 11th 2020, 5:44 PM 5,410 Views 6 Comments

The legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate, which rejected a similar bill two years ago.

# abortion - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Irish bishops say Catholics can take a Covid-19 vaccine developed using foetal tissue
# The Common Good
# The Common Good

Irish bishops say Catholics can take a Covid-19 vaccine developed using foetal tissue

Dec 9th 2020, 9:15 PM 49,368 Views 75 Comments

Neither the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine nor the Moderna vaccine were developed using foetal tissue.

# abortion - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Nationwide strike and protests take place in Poland after abortion ruling
# Protests
# Protests

Nationwide strike and protests take place in Poland after abortion ruling

Oct 28th 2020, 10:52 PM 26,439 Views 47 Comments

Krakow, Wroclaw, Szczecin and Lodz have all seen protests.

# abortion - Friday 23 October, 2020

Fifteen people detained at protests following Poland abortion ruling
# Warsaw
# Warsaw

Fifteen people detained at protests following Poland abortion ruling

Oct 23rd 2020, 1:24 PM 22,286 Views 36 Comments

The Constitutional Court ruling severely restricts access to abortion in Poland.

# abortion - Monday 20 July, 2020

'Everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars': Kanye West holds first campaign rally
# The West Wing
# The West Wing

'Everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars': Kanye West holds first campaign rally

Jul 20th 2020, 7:48 AM 185,466 Views 107 Comments

The rapper spoke about various topics from abortion and religion to international trade and licensing deals.

# abortion - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 30th 2020, 12:44 PM 41,708 Views 280 Comments

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
# Abortion Rights
# Abortion Rights

US Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana state law on abortion clinics

Jun 29th 2020, 5:11 PM 17,092 Views 42 Comments

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
# Abortion

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

Jun 17th 2020, 8:13 PM 7,969 Views 24 Comments

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

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