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# Irish Family Planning Association

Last year
# Health Committee
‘Threat of criminal sanctions’ hangs over medical abortion providers, committee hears
Ireland’s abortion law makes anyone who aids or abets abortion outside the specific terms of the Act liable for criminal prosecution.
All time
# legal situation
Could an Irish woman be jailed for taking an abortion pill?
The short answer is that it’s difficult to rule out the possibility.
# Abortion
Crisis pregnancy services will not face charges over abortion advice
The HSE has now clarified what advice should be given around abortion pills.
# Pregnancy
Ireland is NOT one of the safest places on the planet to have a baby
A UN report shows thirty countries with a lower maternal mortality rate.
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.
# Irish Family Planning Association
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.
# Cervical Cancer
Women over 45 'less likely to have smear tests'
The Irish Family Planning Association is this week encouraging women between 25 and 60 to go for free cervical smears.
# Abortion
No interim measures in place to deal with life-threatening pregnancies
Minister James Reilly has confirmed that nothing has changed for women with life-threatening pregnancies despite a 2010 European Court ruling against Ireland.
# Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer dangers highlighted as awareness week begins
Fine Gael’s Seanad health spokesperson has urged women to book a smear test for the condition, which kills 90 people in Ireland every year.
# Abortion
Ireland may legislate for abortion following European court ruling
One of the three women who claimed that her rights were violated by Ireland’s ban on abortion wins a landmark legal challenge.