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The Explainer: Why are so many US states tightening abortion laws right now?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why are so many US states tightening abortion laws right now?

May 20th 2019, 3:00 PM 23,181 Views 79 Comments

With a Supreme Court dominated by conservatives and a pro-life president, this type of shift in abortion legislation had been expected for some time – so what happens now?

Trump says he's 'strongly pro-life' but supports abortion in cases of rape, incest and protecting life of mother
# Abortion
# Abortion

Trump says he's 'strongly pro-life' but supports abortion in cases of rape, incest and protecting life of mother

May 19th 2019, 12:14 PM 19,456 Views 97 Comments

Trump’s comments come after several US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions.

Couple at centre of Holles Street abortion case 'utterly, utterly devastated'
# Holles Street
# Holles Street

Couple at centre of Holles Street abortion case 'utterly, utterly devastated'

May 18th 2019, 11:04 AM 45,979 Views 88 Comments

An external review is due to be carried out into the circumstances around the abortion.

External review expected to be carried out into abortion at National Maternity Hospital
# Holles Street
# Holles Street

External review expected to be carried out into abortion at National Maternity Hospital

Updated May 17th 2019, 2:30 PM 39,736 Views 268 Comments

The review is expected to be carried out by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Britain.

Peadar Tóibín hits out at larger parties: 'If you vote Fianna Fáil, you get Fine Gael'
# Aontú Manifesto
# Aontú Manifesto

Peadar Tóibín hits out at larger parties: 'If you vote Fianna Fáil, you get Fine Gael'

May 16th 2019, 8:41 PM 14,282 Views 39 Comments

Aontú has 53 candidates running in the local elections.

Why are abortion laws being restricted in the US right now?
# The Explainer
# The Explainer

Why are abortion laws being restricted in the US right now?

May 16th 2019, 6:00 PM 15,198 Views 60 Comments

This week has seen a lot of discussion around abortion laws in the US state of Georgia and Alabama – but what is the situation countrywide?

'A sad day for women in Alabama' as strict abortion ban signed into law
# Abortion Ban
# Abortion Ban

'A sad day for women in Alabama' as strict abortion ban signed into law

May 16th 2019, 7:58 AM 18,287 Views 122 Comments

The legislation would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a crime punishable by up to 99 years in prison.

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

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

May 15th 2019, 7:08 AM 50,347 Views 134 Comments

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

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

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

May 12th 2019, 12:35 PM 38,616 Views 76 Comments

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

Row breaks out in Alabama senate over 'foetal heartbeat' abortion law
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

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

May 9th 2019, 10:17 PM 18,312 Views 50 Comments

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

Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place
# Rotunda Hospital
# Rotunda Hospital

Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place

Apr 21st 2019, 12:10 AM 26,183 Views 71 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 18th 2019, 6:40 AM 18,977 Views 69 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 17th 2019, 12:45 PM 24,062 Views 101 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 17th 2019, 8:00 AM 22,697 Views 56 Comments

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.

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

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

Mar 5th 2019, 3:44 PM 8,219 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 1st 2019, 12:30 PM 26,207 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 28th 2019, 5:50 PM 12,707 Views 21 Comments

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

My Options web chat to be rolled out after concerns over phone line from disability campaigners
# Deaf Community
# Deaf Community

My Options web chat to be rolled out after concerns over phone line from disability campaigners

Feb 27th 2019, 6:01 AM 6,863 Views 4 Comments

The new service should be in place by April.

Dublin Lord Mayor defends hosting gathering for unregulated crisis pregnancy agency
# Gianna Care
# Gianna Care

Dublin Lord Mayor defends hosting gathering for unregulated crisis pregnancy agency

Feb 26th 2019, 4:00 PM 31,932 Views 378 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 19th 2019, 3:12 PM 43,738 Views 132 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 18th 2019, 1:48 PM 45,250 Views 128 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 16th 2019, 7:40 AM 23,276 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 7th 2019, 6:10 AM 7,392 Views 20 Comments

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
# Abortion Legislation
# Abortion Legislation

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

Feb 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 67,679 Views 84 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 6th 2019, 7:17 AM 14,617 Views 85 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 4th 2019, 2:43 PM 18,523 Views 57 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 2nd 2019, 6:30 AM 9,450 Views 21 Comments

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

Anti-abortion protesters say they received 'reliable information' on abortions taking place in Drogheda hospital
# Our Lady Of Lourdes
# Our Lady Of Lourdes

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

Feb 1st 2019, 4:37 PM 73,957 Views 208 Comments

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
# Investigation
# Investigation

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

Feb 1st 2019, 12:57 PM 18,959 Views 52 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Feb 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 46,514 Views 76 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 31st 2019, 12:33 PM 88,898 Views 90 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Jan 17th 2019, 9:46 PM 82,443 Views 254 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jan 17th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,619 Views 93 Comments

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

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'

Jan 12th 2019, 10:00 AM 40,033 Views 68 Comments

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.

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

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

Jan 10th 2019, 1:53 PM 16,673 Views 134 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 9th 2019, 10:37 PM 15,289 Views 37 Comments

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

'Hospitals need to be places of care': Anti-abortion protest held outside Drogheda hospital
# Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital
# Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital

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

Jan 7th 2019, 11:56 AM 39,130 Views 265 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 3rd 2019, 4:04 PM 27,080 Views 104 Comments

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

Timeline: The history of abortion in Ireland
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Timeline: The history of abortion in Ireland

Dec 30th 2018, 9:00 PM 27,363 Views 84 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 28th 2018, 4:00 PM 20,036 Views 14 Comments

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