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# fatal foetal abnormality

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Health Minister to meet couple who settled wrongful termination case
The couple had requested a meeting with Stephen Donnelly after settling their court actions last month.
Couple who settled wrongful termination case to send formal letter to Health Minister
The couple requested a meeting with Stephen Donnelly to “ensure this never ever happens again”, solicitor Caoimhe Haughey said yesterday.
Couple who settled High Court actions in wrongful termination case want meeting with Health Minister
Rebecca Price and Patrick Kiely’s son would have turned two years old this summer.
Peadar Tóibín tells Dáil that family at centre of Holles Street termination case believe it was an "illegal abortion"
Tóibín was speaking to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar under Dáil privilege today.
Couple at centre of Holles Street abortion case 'utterly, utterly devastated'
An external review is due to be carried out into the circumstances around the abortion.
Q&A: Does the Eighth have to be repealed to legislate for fatal foetal abnormality cases?
The government’s legal advice and the position of the courts on the Eighth Amendment have tied the hands of legislators in the past.
Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited
The public will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment next year.
'Some parents have to open the coffin every two hours to put in ice-packs so remains stay cool'
How many more girls are our government prepared to abuse while they delay a referendum on the Eighth Amendment, asks Gerry Edwards.
Woman subjected to 'grossly offensive comments' on fatal foetal abnormality on 98FM show
A caller into the Dublin Talks show was also said to have “made allusions to her complicity in what he considered to be murder”.
A couple are live-tweeting their trip to the UK for an abortion due to a fatal foetal abnormality
They say that their child has been diagnosed with Edwards syndrome, which could mean their child will only live for minutes or hours.
'I cannot save my daughter, and it destroys me. The one kindness we can do is shield her from pain'
An Irish couple who are expecting a baby, and who received a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality, write about their ordeal for
Mick Wallace's bill on fatal foetal abnormalities has been defeated
It was defeated by 95 votes to 45.
Explainer: What is Mick Wallace's abortion bill and why is it causing so much controversy?
And can it get passed?
Daly reads woman's letter: 'My son's ashes will be delivered along with Amazon and eBay purchases'
“I do not want to terminate my baby’s life but he does not have one.”
Taoiseach: 'Abortion bill is bad for women and medically inadequate'
Cabinet agrees not to take a position on bill tabled by TD Mick Wallace
Poll: Should TDs get to vote how they want on the fatal foetal abnormality bill?
The bill is being tabled by Mick Wallace and is under discussion by Cabinet today.
'The pain and suffering is etched in my memory': TD takes emotional stand during fatal foetal abnormalities debate
Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell was speaking before the Dáil this evening.
FactCheck: Who got it right in this abortion debate between Ruth Coppinger and Cora Sherlock?’s FactCheck attempts to resolve an argument over abortion facts on Tonight with Vincent Browne last night.
Irish couple on the difficult choice they faced after their baby was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality
Michelle and Vin Manley spent three hours with their son before he died – but they say there’s no right decision for couples faced with the same decision as they were.
Women shouldn't have to sell household items or take out short-term loans to afford an abortion
While over 90% of abortions in England are performed in the first trimester of pregnancy, fatal foetal abnormalities and pregnancies resulting from sexual violence are often the exception.
'I was walking around with my baby growing inside me knowing she could die at any moment'
Arlette Lyons writes about her experience of having to travel to Liverpool to have a termination when she found out her baby had no chance of survival.
Paul Bradford: "There are no such babies as babies with fatal foetal abnormalities"
The Senator said that there are babies with “life-limiting conditions”.
Belfast court rules abortion should be available in cases of rape and fatal foetal abnormality
“It does not protect morals to export the problem to another jurisdiction and then turn a blind eye.”
'In Ireland, Helen would go to jail': Graham Linehan speaks of wife's abortion after fatal foetal diagnosis
The couple decided to highlight their story as part of Amnesty International’s campaign to decriminalise abortion in Ireland.
'Strange': Rebel TD kicked off committee after he seeks abortion hearings
Labour has denied there is any connection between Michael McNamara’s removal from the health committee and his attempt to hold hearings on abortion.
We all have dreams as young girls. Having a termination is not one of them.
I never knew all the things that could go wrong with a pregnancy… until they happened. Life can throw your dreams upside down.
Rebel TD kicked off committee after just ONE day
Michael McNamara’s not having a great week.
Other families' bravery made me talk about my daughter Ella - Boyd Barrett
The People Before Profit TD recounted his own personal tragedy in a Dáil debate in February.
My child was diagnosed as 'incompatible with life' but I'm glad Clare Daly's bill was voted down
A change in the law could help to establish a culture where a ‘choice’ soon becomes an expectation.
Column: Why does this Government refuse to hold a referendum on abortion?
81% of respondents to a recent poll indicated they wanted abortion allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormality. Yet 88% of TDs abstained or voted no on the issue.
'A shameful abandonment': Just one Labour TD defies party as Clare Daly's abortion bill voted down
The Dáil has voted to reject a bill providing for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.
'I was raped. Legislating for abortion in rape cases wouldn't go far enough'
The precedent set by the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act would see a raped woman questioned, put on trial, and forced to relive the worst experiences of her life.
"We can assure you, not a person on this earth wanted our babies to live more than we did."
A bill proposed by Clare Daly will go before the Dáil on Tuesday.
Leo: We've no mandate for abortion referendum, Mick Wallace: That's horseshit
However, the Health Minister said he would be advocating for Fine Gael to campaign for an abortion referendum in the next election.
"Please don't force a woman to grow a baby that is going to die"
The government will vote against a bill from TD Clare Daly on termination for medical reasons.
'No matter what anyone says to you, you're a mammy and a daddy now'
TDs are once again being asked to legislate for terminations for medical reasons.
Opinion: Changes to abortion laws should be decided by referendum – with balanced information for voters
A poll this week found most Irish people favoured legalising abortion “where the foetus will not be born alive” – but that question is misleading, writes Niamh Ui Bhriain.
Irish women with fatal foetal anomalies stuck on UK hospital waiting lists
There have been reports that Irish women have had to wait for up to a month for an appointment.
It looks like Labour's next manifesto will commit to widening Ireland's abortion laws
The Tánaiste is also in favour of repealing the 8th Amendment.
Opinion: 'At the heart of Irish law is an inescapable fact... we are second class citizens'
Enshrined into law and sanctioned in social service provision is this attitude: women in Ireland are vessels to be filled and emptied at men’s discretion.