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#Pro-Choice

# pro-choice - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Six in ten people want abortion to be decriminalised in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where abortion is illegal, except where continuing a pregnancy would cause a serious risk to the mother’s health.

# pro-choice - Saturday 1 October, 2016

'Any politician that says repealing the Eighth doesn't come up on the doorsteps is living in cloud cuckoo land'

With the political landscape so uncertain, the current government is unlikely to rush a referendum through.

# pro-choice - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Pictures: Thousands throng Dublin city centre for pro choice rally

Demonstrations took place in major cities across Europe in solidarity with the Dublin march.

Make no mistake, today's March for Choice is just the beginning of a long ground war

How are both sides shaping up Ireland’s abortion debate?

# pro-choice - Thursday 8 September, 2016

'You can't handle the truth': Director of crisis pregnancy clinic stands by controversial claims

Patrick Jameson repeated claims about abortion causing breast cancer.

# pro-choice - Thursday 1 September, 2016

British group launches helpline for women in Ireland who buy abortion pills online

The British Pregnancy Advice Service is concerned that, because they are committing an illegal act, women may not always seek help.

# pro-choice - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Bishop compares abortion to involuntary Nazi euthanasia programme

Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran also said that Eight Amendment had meant that “a great number of women were supported culturally in not choosing abortion”.

# pro-choice - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Taoiseach: 'Abortion bill is bad for women and medically inadequate' Fatal Foetal Abnormality This post contains videos

Taoiseach: 'Abortion bill is bad for women and medically inadequate'

Cabinet agrees not to take a position on bill tabled by TD Mick Wallace

# pro-choice - Monday 27 June, 2016

Victory for pro-choice movement as US Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion rules

The ruling has been made in the most important abortion case in a generation.

# pro-choice - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Drone to bring abortion pills across the border to Northern Ireland today

A number of pro-choice activists groups are involved in the flight.

# pro-choice - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Supporters hold strong after football fan is banned from Galway ground for pro-choice banner

Joe Loughnane says he was escorted out of the ground by gardaí.

# pro-choice - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

We asked every TD if they want to repeal the Eighth Amendment - here's what they said

A lot of them don’t want to talk about it.

# pro-choice - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Women walk into Derry police station in connection with procuring abortion pills

Police say a file is being prepared for the Northern Irish Public Prosecution Service.

# pro-choice - Monday 11 April, 2016

Prosecution sometimes warranted for women who have abortions - Iona Institute

A woman who ordered pills online was given a suspended sentence in Belfast last week.

# pro-choice - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Irish Pro-Life Campaign criticises Donald Trump over controversial abortion remarks Punishment This post contains videos

Irish Pro-Life Campaign criticises Donald Trump over controversial abortion remarks

Amnesty International is also not happy with the Republican’s comments.

# pro-choice - Friday 15 January, 2016

Demonstrations taking place around Ireland in solidarity with woman charged with taking abortion pills

The 21-year-old Co Down woman was charged with two offences regarding procuring the pills on Monday. If convicted she could face life in prison.

# pro-choice - Thursday 17 December, 2015

'Abortion is a divisive issue, but we can't pretend it's going to go away' - Varadkar

Leo Varadkar says he supports the Taoiseach’s plan to call a convention on the issue.

# pro-choice - Monday 30 November, 2015

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.”

# pro-choice - Saturday 26 September, 2015

'Women must decide their fate': Thousands attend pro-choice march 8th Amendment This post contains images

'Women must decide their fate': Thousands attend pro-choice march

Pro-life campaigners have said organisers of the demonstration are in “absolute denial”.

From The Daily Edge 8 brilliant signs spotted at today's pro-choice march in Dublin I Saw The Sign

8 brilliant signs spotted at today's pro-choice march in Dublin

We’re an original bunch.

# pro-choice - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Does Labour really want to repeal the 8th Amendment?

Joan Burton latest comments have raised eyebrows about a key Labour commitment.

# pro-choice - Saturday 12 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge Here's why everybody's talking about abortion today Roisin Ingle

Here's why everybody's talking about abortion today

“I am not a bad person. I am not a murderer”.

# pro-choice - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Pro-life group clashes with Amnesty over decriminalising abortion

A recent survey shows most people in Ireland want the grounds for legal access to abortion to be widened.

# pro-choice - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Four people arrested at a pro-choice abortion rally in Dublin

All four of those arrested were men in their 20s.

# pro-choice - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Rónán Mullen are having a bit of a row on Twitter

The Equality Minister’s tweet about “extremist right-wingers” got this one going…

# pro-choice - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Customs seized 1,017 abortion pills last year

Ruth Coppinger wants the State to stop confiscating the tablets.

# pro-choice - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Pro-Life march: 'Media bias on abortion has reached a point we cannot ignore'

The Pro-Life Campaign maintains that, in the space of a single fortnight, Irish newspapers ran 33 articles that were ‘pro-choice’.

# pro-choice - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

'People think I'm the devil for having an abortion, but it's the only option that's right for me'

A young Cork woman has taken part in a BBC documentary that follows her journey to have an abortion in the UK.

# pro-choice - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Enda: Leo Varadkar spoke 'in a personal capacity' on abortion issue The 8th This post contains videos

Enda: Leo Varadkar spoke 'in a personal capacity' on abortion issue

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was responding to Varadkar’s comments last night that the 8th Amendment was too restrictive.

# pro-choice - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Pro-choice group put banner advertising abortion pills on Galway Cathedral

The banner was up for most of yesterday morning.

# pro-choice - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

'Very often women let down other women': Pro-life campaigner "disappointed" with backlash after BBC honour

Cora Sherlock was chosen as one of the BBC’s “100 Women” for 2014

Activists take train to Belfast to get abortion pills - and say they plan to take them

Supporters are expected to meet the train returning from Belfast and hold a rally in Dublin.

# pro-choice - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Taoiseach confronted by 'knicker-brandishing' protesters during Fine Gael dinner Knickersforchoice This post contains videos

Taoiseach confronted by 'knicker-brandishing' protesters during Fine Gael dinner

He was presented with women’s underwear.

# pro-choice - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Socialist TDs call for 'medieval' 8th Amendment to be removed from Constitution

Ruth Coppinger said that a Referendum should take place on the same day as the Marriage Equality Referendum next Spring.

# pro-choice - Thursday 18 September, 2014

"Let's not repeat the mistake of 1983"... Varadkar calls for calm in abortion debate

The Health Minister has rejected calls for a referendum to be held next year.

# pro-choice - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Galway senator responds to criticism after branding SVP donations to gay rights groups "unwise"

The comments come in relation to Saint Vincent de Paul approving funding to be given to a Galway-based LGBT group.

# pro-choice - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Large-scale pro-choice rally planned for Dublin this afternoon

Around two thousand people attended a similar rally on Wednesday, while pro-life groups also took part in a vigil at Leinster House last night.

# pro-choice - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Protests to take place internationally over abortion controversy

Hundreds are expected to turnout at today’s rally.

# pro-choice - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

No one in this government wants to deal with the abortion issue again. Here's why...

Analysis: The government legislated for abortion last summer and is highly unlikely to touch the issue again in its current lifetime.

Ireland in the international headlines again after rape victim is denied abortion

The issue has also started gathering much attention across the world.