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#Pro-Choice

# pro-choice - Monday 18 August, 2014

Check out this abortion debate between William Binchy and Mary Robinson in 1983 Flashback This post contains videos

Check out this abortion debate between William Binchy and Mary Robinson in 1983

The controversial 8th Amendment has just been passed and two heavyweights from the pro-choice and pro-life sides go head-to-head.

# pro-choice - Friday 4 July, 2014

New abortion guidelines spark condemnation on all sides

TD Mattie McGrath called them “a butcher’s charter”, but fellow TD Ruth Coppinger said women seeking an abortion shouldn’t have to “run a gauntlet” of doctors and bureaucrats.

# pro-choice - Thursday 26 June, 2014

'Buffer zones' outside abortion clinics in the US have been ruled illegal

The ‘buffer zones’ meant anti-abortion protesters had to stay 35-feet from clinics.

# pro-choice - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Pics: Pro-choice activists protest Spanish abortion plans at embassy in Dublin Abortion This post contains images

Pics: Pro-choice activists protest Spanish abortion plans at embassy in Dublin

Draft legislation published by the Spanish government would make access to abortion more restricted in the country, with groups saying it will force women to go abroad for terminations.

# pro-choice - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Column: Past concerns over Ireland's abortion laws foreshadowed today's reality

Arguments against the eighth amendment of the Constitution in 1983 raised concerns about Ireland’s approach to abortion which have sadly been realised, writes historian Dr Ciara Meehan.

# pro-choice - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Pro Life groups call BPAS advert in Irish newspaper today 'disgusting' and 'callous'

The largest abortion provider in Britain has taken out an ad in The Irish Times today saying: “We’ll care for your women until your government does”.

# pro-choice - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Pictures: Crowds take to the streets for pro-choice march Pro-Choice This post contains images

Pictures: Crowds take to the streets for pro-choice march

The march, organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign, was held to call for free and safe legal abortion for women in Ireland — coinciding with a global ‘day of action’.

Pro-choice march today will call for abortion referendum

The Abortion Rights Campaign says that the eighth amendment to the constitution passed 30 years ago is out of date.

# pro-choice - Thursday 19 September, 2013

London women's centre advert that appeals to 'Irish visitors' is misleading

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has pulled an advert for a London clinic as it gives the impression it’s an abortion clinic.

# pro-choice - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment planned for the autumn

The constitutional ban on abortion will come under scrutiny in the new Dáil term.

# pro-choice - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Texas passes strict anti-abortion law despite protests

The bill includes a ban on terminations starting at 20 weeks after conception and mandates that a doctor must be with a woman when she takes a pill to induce abortion.

# pro-choice - Friday 12 July, 2013

'A historic moment in Ireland, but not one to be celebrated' - reaction to the passing of the abortion bill Abortion Bill This post contains videos

'A historic moment in Ireland, but not one to be celebrated' - reaction to the passing of the abortion bill

While the passing of abortion legislation has been widely welcomed, the Pro-Choice lobby has raised concerns about the scope and implementation of the bill.

# pro-choice - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Taoiseach defends marathon Dáil sitting, says he's "hopeful" of a final vote today

TDs will be back in the Dáil to discuss the Protection of Life Bill at 5pm, with the session to be adjourned by midnight if not concluded before then.

# pro-choice - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Column: The language of the abortion debate has been cruel and unfair – on both sides

Tonight’s vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill probably won’t end the public debate about abortion – and the women we all claim to care about deserve better than the unfair language that has been used recently, writes Aisling Twomey.

Rosary chants and 'Savita' banners greet TDs ahead of contentious vote Abortion This post contains images

Rosary chants and 'Savita' banners greet TDs ahead of contentious vote

Dozens of pro-life protesters are maintaining their vigil as deputies arrive ahead of today’s abortion vote. Pro-choice campaigners said there were “tensions” between the groups overnight.

# pro-choice - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Thousands take to Dublin streets over proposed abortion legislation Abortion This post contains images

Thousands take to Dublin streets over proposed abortion legislation

Gardaí say approximately 35,000 people took to the streets today in opposition to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.

'Rally for Life' protest to call for referendum on abortion bill

The pro-life rally will call for the Taoiseach to put the Protection in Life During Pregnancy Bill to the people of Ireland in a referendum.

Flanagan seeks removal of suicide clause from abortion bill

Meanwhile, Deputy Denis Naughten is seeking regulations for where a pregnant woman is unable to give informed consent.

# pro-choice - Friday 5 July, 2013

Lucinda Creighton seeks removal of suicidal ideation from abortion bill

In the eight amendments tabled, Creighton also details an ambitious pathway of care for pregnant women who are suicidal.

# pro-choice - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Tóibín: Abortion bill has not received sufficient debate

The Sinn Féin TD was the only member of his party to vote against the bill tonight in the Dáil.

Abortion bill passes first Dáil vote, moves to committee stage

The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill has passed the second stage of the Dáil this evening with cross-party support but also cross-party opposition.

# pro-choice - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Column: The new abortion law attempts to add clarity, but the Savita case could happen again

Forcing doctors to wait to see a ‘risk to life’ rather than just a ‘risk to health’ to a woman when considering performing an abortion could result in it becoming too late, write Dr Mary Favier and Dr Ciara Flynn.

# pro-choice - Monday 17 June, 2013

Lisa McInerney: The loudest voices in pro-life camp discredit the civil ones

There is common ground to be found between pro-life and pro-choice people, writes Lisa McInerney, but plastic foetuses and death threats are eroding it.

# pro-choice - Friday 14 June, 2013

TD warned: 'Your days are numbered, check under your car'

Waterford deputy John Halligan has received a death threat in the wake of his criticism of the actions of some pro-life campaigners in the Dáil this week.

# pro-choice - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Caroline Simons: 'I think James Reilly is a very foolish man'

The Minister for Health himself has spoken about some of the changes to the abortion legislation, which was published overnight.

# pro-choice - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Taoiseach: I'm being branded a murderer and getting letters written in blood

Enda Kenny has revealed that he is being branded a murderer as the debate over legislation for abortion rages on.

# pro-choice - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Column: I have always considered myself pro-choice, but I can't support the proposed abortion bill

Colm Keaveney TD explains that if the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 is initiated in the Dáil reflecting the contents and detail of the Heads of Bill that were recently discussed before the Joint Committee on Health, he will be unable to support it.

# pro-choice - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

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.

# pro-choice - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Column: Changing the law on abortion is dangerous and unjust

There is no evidence to show that abortion treats suicide ideation – this means that any legislation based on the grounds of suicidal ideation is irredeemably damaged, writes Cora Sherlock.

Column: No woman has an abortion on a whim

Stitch up the X Case’s dangling loopholes and then hold a referendum to legalise abortion in Ireland – because no woman wants an abortion just for the hell of it, writes Carol Redmond.

# pro-choice - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Here's what we know about the Oireachtas abortion hearings

The hearings will be broadcast live from this Friday on television and the internet.

# pro-choice - Sunday 12 May, 2013

GPs call for law to allow termination in non-viable foetal abnormality

The Irish College of General Practitioners narrowly passed the motion at its annual meeting today.

# pro-choice - Monday 6 May, 2013

FG and Labour at odds over possibility of amending abortion bill

Fine Gael’s chairman says backbenchers will have the chance to amend the bill – but only, a Labour TD says, to improve medical practice.

# pro-choice - Friday 3 May, 2013

Flashback: Pro-life and pro-choice campaigners clash in 1992

Photocall Ireland has dug out this photo from the archives showing how abortion has remained divisive over the decades.

# pro-choice - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Committee to decide if advocacy groups should attend abortion law hearings

Public hearings on the draft of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 are likely to take place later this month.

# pro-choice - Monday 29 April, 2013

Fine Gael TD insists he won't support suicide clause in abortion law

Brian Walsh says the Oireachtas hearings found abortion cannot treat suicidal ideation – and won’t allow it be included.

# pro-choice - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Poll: Do you think introducing laws for abortion would make it a common practice? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think introducing laws for abortion would make it a common practice?

A cross-party group of pro-life politicians says introducing laws will lead to a dramatic increase in the number of abortions.

Laws will make abortion ‘pervasive’ in Ireland: Warning from pro-life TDs Exclusive

A cross-party group from both sides of the border says real-life examples illustrate the ‘floodgates’ effect.

# pro-choice - Friday 26 April, 2013

113 psychiatrists underline calls for abortion laws to exclude suicide

The psychiatrists, who responded to a nationwide survey undertaken by four colleagues, say abortion is not a treatment for suicidal ideation.

# pro-choice - Monday 15 April, 2013

Pro-life campaign dismiss 'sunset clause' in abortion legislation

A number of Fine Gael TDs put forward the idea of a ‘sunset clause’, where abortion legislation would be reviewed after a set number of years.