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#Abortion

# abortion - Thursday 13 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 13th 2018, 8:00 PM 20,529 Views 193 Comments

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

# abortion - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Abortion legislation has passed the Dáil and it's now on to the Seanad, so what next?
# January Deadline
# January Deadline

Abortion legislation has passed the Dáil and it's now on to the Seanad, so what next?

Dec 6th 2018, 6:00 PM 7,118 Views 58 Comments

The Seanad will now sit on Monday in order to get the legislation over the line by the Christmas deadline.

Simon Harris: 'This is the beginning of a new era for women’s health'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Simon Harris: 'This is the beginning of a new era for women’s health'

Dec 6th 2018, 9:51 AM 13,915 Views 92 Comments

‘Change is coming,’ writes Health Minister Simon Harris following the passing of abortion legislation through the Dáil.

# abortion - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

The legislation legalising abortion in Ireland has been passed by the Dáil
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

The legislation legalising abortion in Ireland has been passed by the Dáil

Dec 5th 2018, 11:56 PM 46,527 Views 148 Comments

This means that it is on track for new legislation regulating termination of pregnancy to be introduced in Ireland in the new year.

'It's archaic': Request to collect more data on women who seek abortions heavily defeated in Dáil
# The Eighth Amendment
# The Eighth Amendment

'It's archaic': Request to collect more data on women who seek abortions heavily defeated in Dáil

Dec 5th 2018, 8:36 AM 20,268 Views 104 Comments

“What’s the ethnicity about? Is that to find out if we have immigrants in this country who avail of health services as women?”

# abortion - Sunday 2 December, 2018

'There are a lot of questions to be answered': GPs group to meet to discuss concerns over abortion law
# ICGP
# ICGP

'There are a lot of questions to be answered': GPs group to meet to discuss concerns over abortion law

Dec 2nd 2018, 8:15 AM 8,346 Views 34 Comments

It is expected a landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil in coming weeks.

# abortion - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week
# Edging Closer
# Edging Closer

Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week

Dec 1st 2018, 11:00 AM 20,261 Views 110 Comments

It is likely the landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil at the earliest next week.

# abortion - Friday 30 November, 2018

Opinion: Legislating for abortion is very complex and a clear guiding principle is required
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Legislating for abortion is very complex and a clear guiding principle is required

Nov 30th 2018, 7:00 AM 7,631 Views 38 Comments

The ‘yes’ side contained a wide range of views about when abortion should be permitted – the government can’t please them all, writes Professor Dermot Cox.

# abortion - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

'Give us choice': Irish actors call on Theresa May to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland
# Private Members' Bill
# Private Members' Bill

'Give us choice': Irish actors call on Theresa May to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland

Nov 21st 2018, 5:57 PM 7,523 Views 21 Comments

Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan have signed the letter ahead of the reading of a bill that would decriminalise abortion across the UK.

Simon Harris says timeline for abortion services to be available in January remains unchanged
# No Delay
# No Delay

Simon Harris says timeline for abortion services to be available in January remains unchanged

Nov 21st 2018, 2:42 PM 6,518 Views 37 Comments

The health minister has asked politicians to co-operate, and allow for the speedy passage of the legislation.

# abortion - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Abortion legislation to be reviewed in three years time, instead of five
# Termination Of Pregnancy Bill
# Termination Of Pregnancy Bill

Abortion legislation to be reviewed in three years time, instead of five

Nov 20th 2018, 9:43 PM 9,785 Views 45 Comments

The proposed legislation allows for the operation of the Act to be reviewed after its commencement next year.

# abortion - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Peadar Tóibín resigns from Sinn Féin and hints about setting up a new party
# Gone
# Gone

Peadar Tóibín resigns from Sinn Féin and hints about setting up a new party

Updated Nov 15th 2018, 3:25 PM 63,062 Views 173 Comments

The TD was suspended from the party for six months because he voted against the abortion legislation in the Dáil.

# abortion - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Harris hails 'significant step' as contract agreed with doctors for the provision of abortion services
# Fine Details
# Fine Details

Harris hails 'significant step' as contract agreed with doctors for the provision of abortion services

Nov 14th 2018, 7:43 PM 11,408 Views 59 Comments

The contract will be offered by the HSE to medical practitioners who express an interest in providing such services.

# abortion - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

GPs hit out at 'inappropriate' reports that doctors will receive up to €450 for abortion services
# National Association Of General Practicioners
# National Association Of General Practicioners

GPs hit out at 'inappropriate' reports that doctors will receive up to €450 for abortion services

Nov 13th 2018, 10:34 PM 14,153 Views 38 Comments

Reports today suggested that an agreement had been reached over how much doctors would receive for performing terminations.

# abortion - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Moral objection or no time: Majority of GPs say they can't provide abortion services
# Survey
# Survey

Moral objection or no time: Majority of GPs say they can't provide abortion services

Nov 8th 2018, 6:15 PM 15,772 Views 49 Comments

Legislation on the provision of abortion has been debated by the Oireachtas health committee this week.

Ex-Sinn Féin colleagues clash over 'misogynistic' amendment to abortion legislation
# Abortion
# Abortion

Ex-Sinn Féin colleagues clash over 'misogynistic' amendment to abortion legislation

Nov 8th 2018, 6:13 PM 23,594 Views 67 Comments

Four former or current party members were involved in today’s debate.

# abortion - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

'I find it extraordinarily distasteful': Proposed amendment requiring post-abortion burials voted down
# Abortion Bill
# Abortion Bill

'I find it extraordinarily distasteful': Proposed amendment requiring post-abortion burials voted down

Nov 7th 2018, 6:03 PM 31,559 Views 84 Comments

The committee has been considering changes to the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 this week.

Schoolgirl whose mother is being prosecuted for buying abortion pills 'is potential victim of crime'
# Courts
# Courts

Schoolgirl whose mother is being prosecuted for buying abortion pills 'is potential victim of crime'

Nov 7th 2018, 5:09 PM 15,291 Views 0 Comments

Lawyers for the mother and daughter, who have both been granted anonymity, claim the prosecution breaches their human rights.

# abortion - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Teenager 'removed from classroom and questioned by police' over abortion pills
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Teenager 'removed from classroom and questioned by police' over abortion pills

Updated Nov 6th 2018, 4:37 PM 30,338 Views 0 Comments

The evidence was given in a court case taking place in Northern Ireland.

Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons

Nov 6th 2018, 2:06 PM 18,890 Views 55 Comments

The Health Minister also said he wants the Bill to be inclusive of members of the trans community.

# abortion - Saturday 3 November, 2018

TDs want women seeking abortions to be offered ultrasound imaging and heartbeat recording
# Abortion Legislation
# Abortion Legislation

TDs want women seeking abortions to be offered ultrasound imaging and heartbeat recording

Nov 3rd 2018, 7:15 AM 24,169 Views 127 Comments

A number of TDs have put down amendments ahead of the three-day discussion of the proposed abortion legislation next week.

# abortion - Friday 2 November, 2018

Nine TDs want law to ensure aborted foetuses are buried or cremated
# Abortion Legislation
# Abortion Legislation

Nine TDs want law to ensure aborted foetuses are buried or cremated

Nov 2nd 2018, 12:52 PM 19,655 Views 151 Comments

A number of TDs have put down amendments ahead of the three-day discussion of the proposed abortion legislation next week.

# abortion - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Peadar Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin for six months for voting against abortion legislation
# Disciplined
# Disciplined

Peadar Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin for six months for voting against abortion legislation

Nov 1st 2018, 10:54 AM 27,626 Views 103 Comments

Tóibín said the issue of abortion is far more important than his job in Leinster house.

# abortion - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

'Disciplinary proceedings' to be initiated against Tóibín for breaking ranks on abortion legislation
# Termination Of Pregnancy
# Termination Of Pregnancy

'Disciplinary proceedings' to be initiated against Tóibín for breaking ranks on abortion legislation

Updated Oct 23rd 2018, 6:31 PM 28,266 Views 104 Comments

The Termination of Pregnancy Bill passed by 102 votes to 12.

# abortion - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Pope Francis compares having an abortion to hiring 'a contract killer'
# Homily
# Homily

Pope Francis compares having an abortion to hiring 'a contract killer'

Oct 10th 2018, 7:58 PM 18,752 Views 131 Comments

Francis this year opposed a bill that would have legalised abortion in his home country of Argentina.

# abortion - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Budget dedicates €12m to abortion service roll out
# Abortion
# Abortion

Budget dedicates €12m to abortion service roll out

Oct 9th 2018, 4:02 PM 14,707 Views 108 Comments

The €12 million figure set out in today’s Budget document is only for the actual service.

# abortion - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Calls to remove all maternity costs for women as abortion legislation introduced in Dáil
# Abortion Legislation
# Abortion Legislation

Calls to remove all maternity costs for women as abortion legislation introduced in Dáil

Oct 4th 2018, 4:31 PM 25,446 Views 85 Comments

Simon Harris told the Dáil that in legislating for abortion services in Ireland, they are ‘making history’.

Campaigners oppose 3-day wait and conscientious objection in abortion legislation
# HEALTH BILL
# HEALTH BILL

Campaigners oppose 3-day wait and conscientious objection in abortion legislation

Oct 4th 2018, 8:16 AM 13,052 Views 183 Comments

In the coming weeks, the Dáil is due to debate the legislation that will provide for abortion in some instances.

# abortion - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Dr Peter Boylan appointed to assist HSE as it prepares to provide abortion services
# Termination
# Termination

Dr Peter Boylan appointed to assist HSE as it prepares to provide abortion services

Oct 3rd 2018, 8:00 PM 13,179 Views 100 Comments

Dr Boylan was an active repeal activist during the recent referendum campaign.

# abortion - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead
# New Laws
# New Laws

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead

Sep 29th 2018, 10:00 PM 21,819 Views 0 Comments

Renting, judge’s appointments, microbeads and noise at the airport – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

'The deepest respect': Emma Watson pays tribute to Savita Halappanavar
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

'The deepest respect': Emma Watson pays tribute to Savita Halappanavar

Sep 29th 2018, 6:02 PM 39,715 Views 49 Comments

She paid tribute to her in a letter published in Porter magazine.

Large crowds as March for Choice takes place in Dublin
# Abortion Rights Campaign
# Abortion Rights Campaign

Large crowds as March for Choice takes place in Dublin

Sep 29th 2018, 4:14 PM 33,429 Views 87 Comments

This was the seventh annual March for Choice and the first since the Eighth Amendment was removed from the Constitution.

# abortion - Friday 28 September, 2018

Factcheck: Is the Health Minister proposing 'partial-birth abortions' in Ireland?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Factcheck: Is the Health Minister proposing 'partial-birth abortions' in Ireland?

Sep 28th 2018, 6:45 PM 3,854 Views 4 Comments

A claim that he is has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook.

# abortion - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Cost of rolling out abortion services in Ireland will be 'significant', says Harris
# Abortion Law
# Abortion Law

Cost of rolling out abortion services in Ireland will be 'significant', says Harris

Updated Sep 27th 2018, 4:00 PM 21,769 Views 107 Comments

The abortion legislation will be introduced in the Dáil next week

# abortion - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

TDs considering change of plan for proposed three-day wait period for abortions
# Terminations
# Terminations

TDs considering change of plan for proposed three-day wait period for abortions

Sep 19th 2018, 3:39 PM 16,175 Views 74 Comments

Dr Peter Boylan told an Oireachtas Committee that there is ‘no evidence’ for the wait time.

# abortion - Saturday 15 September, 2018

One year on: Advice given to FF on their abortion referendum position was ignored - but will they learn from it?
# Fianna Fail Think-in
# Fianna Fail Think-in

One year on: Advice given to FF on their abortion referendum position was ignored - but will they learn from it?

Sep 15th 2018, 7:30 AM 16,678 Views 124 Comments

The professor who warned the party that its stance in the referendum could put it on the wrong side of history addressed think-in this week.

# abortion - Friday 7 September, 2018

Supreme Court decides not to hear challenge to 8th referendum vote, paving way for abortion legislation
# 8th Referendum
# 8th Referendum

Supreme Court decides not to hear challenge to 8th referendum vote, paving way for abortion legislation

Sep 7th 2018, 3:56 PM 17,675 Views 84 Comments

The challenge was taken by a woman who complained about irregularities in voter numbers during the vote.

# abortion - Sunday 2 September, 2018

HSE awards €800,000 contract to set up post-abortion phone helpline
# One Family
# One Family

HSE awards €800,000 contract to set up post-abortion phone helpline

Sep 2nd 2018, 7:00 AM 11,524 Views 40 Comments

Registered charity One Family has won the contract to set up the helpline.

# abortion - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Leaflets making false link between abortion and cancer on offer at World Meeting of Families
# False Claims
# False Claims

Leaflets making false link between abortion and cancer on offer at World Meeting of Families

Aug 23rd 2018, 3:31 PM 39,402 Views 71 Comments

The best-available medical evidence consistently refutes the claims made in the leaflet.

# abortion - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Éamon Ó Cuív for president? Even the Fianna Fáil party is split on that one
# Aras18
# Aras18

Éamon Ó Cuív for president? Even the Fianna Fáil party is split on that one

Aug 18th 2018, 8:00 AM 17,133 Views 75 Comments

Éamon Ó Cuív has remained silent on whether he wants to be the next president.