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#Abortion

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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 10,842 Views 18 Comments

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

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 25,286 Views 34 Comments

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

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 9,478 Views 41 Comments

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

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 27,482 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.

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 16,229 Views 77 Comments

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

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 48,165 Views 306 Comments

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

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 35,996 Views 60 Comments

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

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 21,086 Views 24 Comments

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

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 15,444 Views 20 Comments

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

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 13,828 Views 12 Comments

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

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 10,115 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 52,198 Views 38 Comments

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

Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland
# Change
# Change

Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland

Oct 22nd 2019, 7:58 AM 39,885 Views 87 Comments

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?
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Oct 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 20,448 Views 26 Comments

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

Walkouts from DUP and SDLP amid farcical scenes in Stormont
# Abortion
# Abortion

Walkouts from DUP and SDLP amid farcical scenes in Stormont

Oct 21st 2019, 2:46 PM 53,555 Views 55 Comments

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?
# NI Assembly
# NI Assembly

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

Oct 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 15,475 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 19th 2019, 7:30 AM 5,731 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Oct 15th 2019, 8:59 PM 33,328 Views 51 Comments

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

US Supreme Court to hear challenge to controversial Louisiana abortion law
# Reproductive Rights
# Reproductive Rights

US Supreme Court to hear challenge to controversial Louisiana abortion law

Oct 4th 2019, 9:57 PM 9,880 Views 19 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 3rd 2019, 11:21 AM 8,563 Views 17 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 30th 2019, 7:50 AM 9,293 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 28th 2019, 4:02 PM 35,688 Views 204 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

Large crowds expected at March for Choice in Dublin this afternoon

Sep 28th 2019, 9:00 AM 32,028 Views 93 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 26th 2019, 8:00 PM 8,012 Views 78 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 28th 2019, 7:52 AM 7,582 Views 38 Comments

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

El Salvador: Woman who was jailed after her baby was stillborn is acquitted in court
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

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

Aug 20th 2019, 7:23 AM 30,541 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 19th 2019, 12:05 AM 15,097 Views 85 Comments

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

Conscientious objection prevents full rollout of abortion services in several maternity hospitals
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

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

Jul 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 33,069 Views 164 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 69,041 Views 41 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 10th 2019, 11:51 AM 13,162 Views 179 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 9th 2019, 10:57 AM 12,599 Views 138 Comments

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.

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

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

Jul 4th 2019, 7:47 AM 30,086 Views 50 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 21st 2019, 6:20 AM 11,188 Views 44 Comments

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

German court fines two doctors over abortion 'advertising'
# Berlin
# Berlin

German court fines two doctors over abortion 'advertising'

Jun 15th 2019, 12:10 PM 17,174 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 13th 2019, 6:24 PM 9,648 Views 36 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 12th 2019, 10:47 PM 27,162 Views 0 Comments

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

Louisiana lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion ban
# Louisiana
# Louisiana

Louisiana lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion ban

May 30th 2019, 8:41 AM 14,796 Views 191 Comments

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

'It's taking time': Together for Yes to continue campaigning one year on from result of repeal vote
# Ailbhe Smyth
# Ailbhe Smyth

'It's taking time': Together for Yes to continue campaigning one year on from result of repeal vote

May 23rd 2019, 6:15 AM 14,594 Views 100 Comments

Sunday marks one year since the result of the 8th amendment referendum was announced.

Varadkar confirms independent review will be carried out into an abortion at the National Maternity Hospital
# Abortion
# Abortion

Varadkar confirms independent review will be carried out into an abortion at the National Maternity Hospital

May 21st 2019, 3:35 PM 9,943 Views 66 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said his heart goes out to the couple involved in the case.

HSE to spend up to €60k on abortion in Ireland research study
# Abortion
# Abortion

HSE to spend up to €60k on abortion in Ireland research study

May 21st 2019, 3:27 PM 6,480 Views 5 Comments

Abortion services were introduced in Ireland earlier this year.