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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Pro-Choice

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# Protests
Abortion protests 'aim to destroy Poland', leader of country's ruling party says
A court ruling last week, when published, will rule out abortions in almost all cases in Poland.
# exclusion zones
'How dare you': Minister slams protesters who demonstrated outside the National Maternity Hospital
Simon Harris said the protests held outside Holles Street yesterday were ‘sickening’.
# Louisiana
Louisiana lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion ban
Restrictions passed by a number of US States recently are expected to be blocked in lower courts and eventually appealed to the Supreme Court.
# say that again
'Today we tell them - 'Take our hand': The Referendum in Quotes
Some of the more memorable moments.
# Referendum
Micheál Martin says making up his mind on abortion has been a 'long and challenging process'
The Fianna Fáil leader said each person ‘has a personal responsibility as a citizen’ to decide where they stand on the issue.
# 8th amendment
Q&A: Here's how many women and girls travel to the UK for abortions
More than 170,000 females have travelled to another country for a termination since 1980.
# Personal journey
Coveney: 'I approach the abortion issue from a pro-life perspective, but we need to end the status quo'
For the first time, the Tánaiste speaks of his family’s own personal tragedy in pregnancy.
# Abortion Referendum
McDonald: 'I would prefer if Peadar Tóibín was not speaking out on abortion in this way'
The Sinn Féin leader said party members that vote against party policy in the Dáil will face consequences.
# 8th amendment
From pro-life to pro-choice: When compassion becomes the root of your response
‘It’s 2004 and I am 16-years-old.’
# Vogue Williams
'I am pro-choice and always will be': Vogue Williams responds to criticism from pro-life Twitter users
Pro-life Twitter users find it “bizarre” that Vogue is both pregnant and pro-choice.
# Abortion
Referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment to be held on Friday 25 May
Minister Eoghan Murphy made the announcement this afternoon.
# Opinion Poll
About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks
Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says she isn’t sure if the referendum will pass.
# the eighth
'Negative tactics': Pro-choice group anger as "" redirects to pro-life website
The URL brings users to a pro-choice website but is a pro-life site.
# behind closed doors
'Good, measured debate' - Fine Gael TDs met for almost five hours to talk about abortion
A two-day debate on the abortion issue kicks off on Wednesday.
# Eighth Amendment
Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll
A referendum is set to be held on the issue next year.
'70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'
Representatives from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and support group One Day More addressed the Eighth Amendment Committee today.
# Iona Institute
Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance
Professor Patricia Casey has accused the committee of being biased.
# Abortion
Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis vote to protect rights of the unborn
An opposing motion was defeated by a vote of party members.
# Eighth Amendment
Over half of voters would back a limited liberalisation of Ireland's abortion law
A referendum on the topic is set to take place next year.
# the eighth
How Dublin's March for Choice was reported around the world
Reuters, the New York Times and French newspaper Le Monde covered the demonstration.
# the eighth
Photos: Thousands take part in March for Choice in Dublin city centre
Meanwhile, the pro-life campaign is holding awareness events at 21 locations across the country.
# the eighth
Today's March for Choice comes at a vital time for Ireland's abortion debate
It is the sixth annual march by the Abortion Rights Campaign.
# Eighth Amendment
Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today
Abortion providers have criticised organisers for ‘intimidating’ women.
# Rally for Life
Thousands attend pro-life demonstration in Dublin
A referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment is expected to take place next year.
# citizens assembly
Abortion committee meets for the first time and elects Senator Catherine Noone as chairperson
The Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution met in private today.
# Eighth Amendment
Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited
The public will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment next year.
# Women's Health
Irish women account for seven in 10 non-resident abortions carried out in UK
More than 3,200 women and girls travelled from Ireland to the UK for terminations last year.
# Abortion Pills
Abortion: 95% of Irish women who used pills to end pregnancy 'didn't need surgical intervention'
Study from the British Medical Journal say the pills offer ‘an alternative to unsafe methods’
# Abortion
No repeal: Citizens’ Assembly recommends replacing or amending Eighth Amendment
The Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendation will be sent to the Oireachtas.
# Man’s Right to Know
Texas politician hits out at abortion law with 'satirical' anti-masturbation law
Under Jessica Farrar’s proposal, men would be fined for masturbating.
# The World is Watching
Strike4Repeal: Ireland's pro-choice marchers made international headlines
BBC, CNN and the Huffington Post were among the outlets to cover it.
# Eighth Amendment
Face-off as pro-life and pro-choice campaigners protest on Dame St
The ad-hoc protest involved hundreds of pro-choice campaigners who had earlier taken part in the Strike for Repeal protest.
# Abortion
Citizens' Assembly told repealing the Eighth doesn't necessarily mean a right to abortion
This weekend’s two-day session has been lengthened to accommodate a hefty work programme.
# complex character
The woman whose Roe v Wade court case legalised abortion in the US has died aged 69
Norma McCorvey actually became a pro-life activist in later life.
# Strike4Repeal
Strike4Repeal to stage walkout on 8 March
A number of businesses will also support their staff in walking out.
# Eighth Amendment
Citizens' Assembly chair says balance 'fundamental' following criticism from anti-abortion groups
Supreme Court judge Ms Justice Mary Laffoy reaffirmed a commitment to balance.
# Eighth Amendment
'Repeal' bus to distribute abortion pills in cities and colleges around Ireland
Rosa said the tour will “provide direct assistance to those in need of safe abortion pills”.
# Eighth Amendment
Activists threaten strike action if there's no abortion referendum by 8 March
The Abortion Rights Campaign, Outhouse, the Anti-Racism Network are in support of the proposed strike action.
# Family and Life
Pro-life group wants to raise €18,000 to fund Facebook page targeting Irish teens
Family and Life’s director David Manly has said there has been increased interest in secondary school presentations by his organisation.
# Eighth Amendment
Citizens' Assembly receives over 13,000 submissions about abortion
The assembly may choose to hear oral presentations from any group or individual who made a submission to assist in its deliberations.