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# Crisis Pregnancy

Last year
'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services
Women who have inadvertently engaged with these groups have found the experience “extremely distressing”.
A number of unregulated crisis pregnancy services present themselves as unbiased but have an anti-abortion stance
The HSE said such services may try to frighten women and refuse to give them information about abortion services
Women who have inadvertently engaged with these groups have found the experience "extremely distressing", Órla Ryan reports
Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved
All time
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.
National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January
There were some concerns in recent weeks that hospitals would not be ready in time.
HSE awards €800,000 contract to set up post-abortion phone helpline
Registered charity One Family has won the contract to set up the helpline.
Catholic Church crisis pregnancy agency to close due to drop in demand
Cura, founded in 1977, is a crisis pregnancy support service associated with the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'
Representatives from the Irish Family Planning Association and the HSE appeared before the Eighth Amendment Committee today.
Harris 'sickened' at the 'misleading nonsense' spread by rogue crisis pregnancy agencies
The Regulation of Information Act may be strengthened to deal with rogue crisis pregnancy agencies.
The Citizens' Assembly will NOT hear from a woman who regrets having an abortion
The assembly says the decision is reflective of the submissions they received
Government will not block opposition bill on rogue crisis pregnancy agencies
The bill is to be debated in the Dáíl on Thursday.
'Women right now are being lied to in the most grotesque fashion. Enough is enough'
Today, the Labour Party is introducing to the Dáil legislation that will require those who provide counselling services to women experiencing crisis pregnancies to be registered and regulated.
'You can't handle the truth': Director of crisis pregnancy clinic stands by controversial claims
Patrick Jameson repeated claims about abortion causing breast cancer.
Opinion: Ireland's law on abortion is a shambles entirely of the State’s creation
The case of Ms Y highlights the cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment girls and women are subjected to because of Ireland’s abortion laws.
Can a woman's weight affect the success of the morning-after pill?
The EU is to investigate if emergency contraception is less effective in women weighing 80kg or more.
More women seeking post-abortion counselling say IFPA
The Irish Family Planning Association have also reported an increase in STI screenings in its 2012 report.
New app gives access to local mental health services
The initiative aims to remove the reluctance of some people to physically ask for help.
Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate
Tracey Holsgrove explains the agony of contemplating how to proceed with her pregnancy after learning of her baby’s condition – and why she is a firm pro-choice advocate.
Independent investigation into crisis pregnancy counselling services established
The Health Service Executive confirmed the external inquiry at an Oireachtas meeting yesterday.
VIDEO: New condom campaign launched by HSE
“Johnny’s got you covered.”
Almost quarter of Irish adults believe women are 'easy' if they carry condoms
When asked if they agreed with the statement: “If a woman carries condoms while not in a relationship, it gives the message that she is looking for sex or is easy.” 24 per cent said Yes.
One in eight pregnancies described as a crisis - study
A new survey shows that crisis pregnancy is a growing issue for Irish women – and men.
Young people in Ireland using contraception more consistently
Ireland’s younger people are also better educated about sex.
Fall in number of teenagers giving birth in Ireland
Since 2001, the number of teenagers giving birth in Ireland has fallen by 35 per cent. The number of women travelling to the UK for abortions is also declining.
Column: Abortion is a reality in Ireland – now we need to legislate for it
Senator Ivana Bacik and her student union colleagues were threatened with jail in 1989 for giving out information on abortion. She argues that public opinion has turned and that the Government must confront reality.
More than third of women experience 'crisis pregnancy'
New figures show that nearly half of women reported financial concerns as a reason.