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#Abortion

# 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

Wed 6:00 PM 10,641 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 13,360 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 30,609 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 27,107 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 22,396 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 19,072 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 19,172 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 16,715 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 34,427 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 20,750 Views 85 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 68,323 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 12,485 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 20,060 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 19,493 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 8,202 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 10,374 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 19,840 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 32,840 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 20,240 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 10,334 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 5,407 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 49,273 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 26,417 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 22,273 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 185,440 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 41,597 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 17,088 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 7,966 Views 24 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

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

Jun 11th 2020, 1:42 PM 10,531 Views 18 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP motion on abortion passed by Northern Ireland Assembly

Jun 2nd 2020, 9:18 PM 25,249 Views 34 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

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

Mar 31st 2020, 6:00 AM 9,391 Views 41 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jan 11th 2020, 1:00 PM 27,391 Views 181 Comments

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
# Exclusion Zones
# Exclusion Zones

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

Jan 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 16,169 Views 77 Comments

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
# Exclusion Zones
# Exclusion Zones

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

Jan 1st 2020, 6:50 PM 48,124 Views 306 Comments

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
# HSE

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

Dec 31st 2019, 6:30 AM 35,615 Views 60 Comments

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'
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

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

Dec 1st 2019, 9:30 AM 20,739 Views 24 Comments

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
# Conscientious Objection
# Conscientious Objection

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

Nov 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 15,429 Views 20 Comments

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'
# Strict Laws
# Strict Laws

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

Oct 29th 2019, 10:46 PM 13,821 Views 12 Comments

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
# Belfast
# Belfast

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

Oct 23rd 2019, 12:01 PM 10,093 Views 0 Comments

“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
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Oct 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 52,140 Views 38 Comments

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

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