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#Abortion

# abortion - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

99-year prison terms and no exceptions for rape victims as Alabama senate passes toughest abortion ban bill in US

Performing an abortion could see doctors handed 99-year prison sentences.

# abortion - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Actress Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike to protest abortion laws in Georgia

A list of Hollywood stars had threatened in late March to refuse to work in Georgia if it adopted the new abortion restrictions.

# abortion - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Row breaks out in Alabama senate over 'foetal heartbeat' abortion law

If Alabama’s new laws are challenged, pro-life politicians are hoping it will eventually be brought before the Supreme Court.

# abortion - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place

The HSE has said that “service demand remains within the predicted limits” in relation to abortion services.

# abortion - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Taoiseach says they've run into 'real difficulties' around legislating for exclusion zones at GP surgeries

Varadkar says government needs to ensure they are on solid ground if one is going to restrict the right to protest.

# abortion - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Together for Yes activists named on Time magazine's top 100 list of most influential people

Grainne Griffin, Ailbhe Smyth and Orla O’Connor were named in the ‘Icons’ section of the list.

# abortion - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'If you're the only GP providing abortion services in an area, you are open to protests'

Clare TD Dr Michael Harty, who is also the chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, spoke to TheJournal.ie about the challenges for GPs in implementing abortion services.

# abortion - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Illegal medicines: 740 abortion pills were seized in Ireland last year

Of the 619,213 dosage units seized, 36% were sedatives, 18% were erectile dysfunction medicines, and 16% were anabolic steroids.

# abortion - Friday 1 March, 2019

Man who ran HSE copycat website claims it helped 'save five or six women and babies from abortion'

Eamonn Murphy was ordered to stop operating a site under a name similar to the HSE’s ‘My Options’ service.

# abortion - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Minister appoints counsellor board that will deal with 'rogue' psychotherapists and crisis pregnancy agencies

The board’s work will take a minimum of two years to complete.

# abortion - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

# abortion - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Dublin Lord Mayor defends hosting gathering for unregulated crisis pregnancy agency

Gianna Care has been criticised by pro-choice groups for giving inaccurate medical information.

# abortion - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Pregnant woman with '15% chance of delivery' given list of UK hospitals to get abortion, Dáil hears Portiuncula Hospital This post contains videos

Pregnant woman with '15% chance of delivery' given list of UK hospitals to get abortion, Dáil hears

Ruth Coppinger TD told the Dáil she had been contacted by a woman who shared her story.

# abortion - Monday 18 February, 2019

'Very disturbing': Longford GP surgery spray painted with anti-abortion graffiti overnight

Gardaí are investigating a report of criminal damage to the premise in Leader Park.

# abortion - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Teen rape victim who gave birth to stillborn baby released from prison in El Salvador

Evelyn Hernandez was accused of murdering her baby after she gave birth in a makeshift bathroom in her home.

# abortion - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Bogus abortion site still appearing on Google - but new law would enable takedown of 'harmful' content

The creation of a digital safety commissioner has been mooted as a way of tackling the effects of harmful online content.

'The law is the law': Rotunda maternity hospital told to offer abortions up to 12 weeks, not 11

Last month, it was reported that the Rotunda would not provide abortions for women at more than 11 weeks’ gestation.

# abortion - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out

Women in Northern Ireland can access abortion services here, but it will cost them €450, the Dáil was told yesterday.

# abortion - Monday 4 February, 2019

'Rats out of the HSE': Protesters want external probe into claims abortion details were leaked

The HSE is probing claims that a woman was phoned and harassed by a man who had obtained her personal information.

# abortion - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Counsellor registration board to be announced, bringing 'rogue' unplanned pregnancy agency regulations one step closer

It could be a number of years before these ‘counsellors’ are outlawed.

# abortion - Friday 1 February, 2019

Anti-abortion protesters say they received 'reliable information' on abortions taking place in Drogheda hospital

This is at least the second time this year that people have protested outside the hospital.

'Grotesque and reprehensible': Harris 'extraordinarily concerned' over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion

A number of investigations are under way into the allegations, which were first reported by TheJournal.ie yesterday.

Multiple investigations under way over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at NMH

Health Minister Simon Harris has said he is very concerned about the alleged case, and has launched an investigation.

# abortion - Thursday 31 January, 2019

HSE to investigate alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at Dublin maternity hospital

A message shared on Twitter alleges a woman was contacted via an unknown number and verbally harassed.

# abortion - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Coombe hospital denies board intervened to refuse abortion for woman with a fatal foetal diagnosis

Earlier Ruth Coppinger told the Dáil that two doctors confirmed it was a fatal foetal abnormality, but the board refused the abortion.

Opinion: 'The debate on abortion isn't over and don't expect that it ever will be'

The experience in the US shows that the divisive abortion debate will continue, writes Larry Donnelly.

# abortion - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Peadar Tóibín: 'Some in Sinn Féin are hurt and angry and are not talking to me at all'

Peadar Tóibín: 'Some in Sinn Féin are hurt and angry and are not talking to me at all'

Tóibín talks about his new party, his hopes for the local and general elections and why some old colleagues are not on speaking terms with him.

# abortion - Thursday 10 January, 2019

'We had a very short interval': Some practitioners concerned over timing of abortion services

Some hospitals are waiting for the system to be fully up and running before providing the service.

# abortion - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Doctors express concern over termination services amid fears of 'risks' to patients' safety

The issues were raised at an extraordinary general of the institute this evening.

# abortion - Monday 7 January, 2019

'Hospitals need to be places of care': Anti-abortion protest held outside Drogheda hospital

The group is holding placards saying ‘abortion is murder’.

# abortion - Thursday 3 January, 2019

HSE warning over 'my options' unplanned pregnancy websites with anti-abortion message

The HSE’s official site My Options serves as a first point of contact for women dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.

# abortion - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Timeline: The history of abortion in Ireland

Ireland voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment in May of this year.

# abortion - Friday 28 December, 2018

'You want the Eighth repealed because of Brexit': Letters sent to Varadkar about abortion referendum

This year the country voted by 66.4% to 33.6% to repeal the Eighth Amendment.

# abortion - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Leo Varadkar says his 2018 low point was the government's handling of the CervicalCheck scandal

Varadkar said he regrets he was so misinformed and the government didn’t make ‘better decisions’.

# abortion - Monday 24 December, 2018

Taoiseach can't say if anyone will be held to account over children's hospital overspend

It’s emerged the budget for the new hospital may cost more than €1.433 billion.

# abortion - Friday 21 December, 2018

HSE launches new crisis pregnancy website to give women information on abortions

It’s expected that the first legal terminations in Ireland will be carried out in the new year.

# abortion - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Abortion services made legal in Ireland as Michael D Higgins signs Bill into law

Hospitals will provide the services in 2019.

# abortion - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Guidelines published for GPs who will provide abortion services

Services are expected to begin from 1 January.

# abortion - Friday 14 December, 2018

'It's very disappointing': Garda probe launched as TD's office covered in urine and anti-abortion graffiti

The incident happened after abortion legislation passed in the Seanad last night.

# abortion - Thursday 13 December, 2018

'A genuinely historic moment': Abortion legislation passes through the Seanad

The legislation will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.