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# pro-choice - Saturday 13 April, 2013

McGuinness: Sinn Féin is an anti-abortion party

Martin McGuinness said that the party is not pro-abortion, but that he does not agree with all anti-abortion protesters.

# pro-choice - Friday 12 April, 2013

Pro-choice group: Savita inquest displays "urgent need for legislative action"

The group said her case highlights that a ‘real and substantial risk to the life’ of a woman can develop within a matter of hours.

# pro-choice - Friday 1 March, 2013

Action on X group plans rally to mark 21st anniversary of case

The campaign group wants to put pressure on the government to legislate for abortion in Ireland under the terms of the controversial and divisive judgement in the Supreme Court X Case.

# pro-choice - Friday 22 February, 2013

Column: How can the polls on abortion in Ireland differ so much?

The most recent poll on abortion said two-thirds of Irish people want legal protection of the unborn, but another poll showed the majority in favour of legalised abortions in certain circumstances, so which is it, asks Eoin O’Malley.

Pro-life group condemns attack on office as 'grotesque and vile'

Faeces was used to stick photos and news clippings of Savita Halappanavar to the front of the Youth Defence office.

# pro-choice - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

‘We have an issue with suicidal risk in abortion legislation’ – Micheál Martin Abortion This post contains videos

‘We have an issue with suicidal risk in abortion legislation’ – Micheál Martin Exclusive

The Fianna Fáil leader told he doesn’t know how many doctors should assess suicidal risk and said he is not currently in favour of widening abortion legislation to include pregnancies as a result of rape.

# pro-choice - Monday 11 February, 2013

Poll finds 85 per cent support abortion 'in certain circumstances'

The Ipsos MRBI poll in the Irish Times also finds that only 37 per cent of people believe abortion should be permitted where a woman deems it to be in her best interests.

# pro-choice - Monday 21 January, 2013

Poll: Should the 'risk of suicide' be included in abortion legislation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the 'risk of suicide' be included in abortion legislation?

Junior Minister Lucinda Creighton has said a bill including the ‘risk of suicide’ could open the floodgates. But do you think it should be included in legislation for the X Case?

Creighton has 'grave reservations' about suicide risk in any X Case law

The junior minister is drafting her own bill which excludes the risk of suicide from legislation that will comply with the Supreme Court ruling in the X Case.

# pro-choice - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Pro life and pro choice abortion demos go head-to-head today

The two marches will be held at Merrion Square at 4.30pm in Dublin city centre.

# pro-choice - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Pro Choice group plans to counter protest Pro Life demo

The protests are being held at the same time on Saturday, 19 January at 4.30pm in the Merrion Square area.

# pro-choice - Saturday 12 January, 2013

13 things we learned from the Oireachtas abortion hearings this week

Three days of hearings on abortion were held by the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children this week ahead of expected and long-awaited legislation for the X Case.

# pro-choice - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Column: Why shouldn’t there be ‘abortion on demand’?

The Government is desperate to avoid “abortion on demand”, writes Sarah McCarthy – but in reality, women should be trusted to make the choice.

# pro-choice - Friday 21 December, 2012

Committee hopes to report to government on X Case law by end of January

The Oireachtas Health Committee will hold three days of public hearings in January with its chairman Jerry Buttimer urging that there be a “respectful and tolerant” debate.

# pro-choice - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Suicide issue will be addressed in X case law as pro-life groups slam FG

The Taoiseach has confirmed that the government will address the issue of the threat of suicide in legislating for the X Case ruling as pro-life groups reacted angrily to today’s announcement.

Government will legislate to allow abortion in line with X Case ruling

The legislation, which will be introduced in the New Year, will be supplemented by more detailed regulations.

Cabinet to discuss plan of action for new abortion rules

Ministers are expected to decide this morning on what course of action to take based on the Expert Group’s report.

# pro-choice - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Ireland told to expedite abortion legislation or regulation

The Council of Europe’s committee of ministers called on Ireland to expedite the implementation of the judgment in the A, B, C vs Ireland case.

# pro-choice - Friday 23 November, 2012

Approximately 300 complaints over abortion robo-calls

The Data Protection Commissioner has continued to receive complaints about the automated phone calls but says it may be unable to take action.

# pro-choice - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Column: Mass protest is the only way to win change on abortion

It is tragic that it took Savita Halappanavar’s death to galvanise action. The Government must be told that a failure to act now will damage them, writes Stephanie Lord.

Legislating for the X Case: Where do the parties stand?

We’ve been asking every single member of the Oireachtas where they stand on the X Case and legislation but less than 20 per cent have responded. Here’s what the parties think…

# pro-choice - Friday 16 November, 2012

HSE's Savita inquiry details to be announced today

31-year-old Savita Halappanavar died from septacaemia at University Hospital Galway last month, after her request for a medical termination was refused.

# pro-choice - Thursday 15 November, 2012

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Vigils held around the country for Savita Halappanavar

Thousands attended vigils and demonstrations in Dublin, Cork and Limerick yesterday evening.

# pro-choice - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

'Over 2,000' attend sit-down protest for Savita at Leinster House

Demonstrators sat on the ground during a moment of silence, while speakers argued for legislation on abortion.

Column: Legislation is needed to protect the rights of women like Savita

There are circumstances in which women like Savita Halappanavar have a constitutional right to terminate their pregnancies, writes law lecturer Jennifer Schweppe.

Dublin and London protests following the death of Savita Halappanavar

The 31-year-old dentist, who was 17 weeks pregnant, died from septicaemia from a miscarriage which lasted more than two days.

Savita death 'not caused by Ireland's ban on abortion' - Youth Defence

The pro life group and senator Ronan Mullen have both criticised people for using the death of Savita Praveen Halappanavar to call for legislation on the X case.

Bacik says 'legislation is clearly necessary' amid outcry over Savita death

The death of Savita Praveen Halappanavar after a miscarriage at University Hospital Galway last month has prompted a strong reaction.

Calls for X Case legislation after woman denied an abortion dies in Galway hospital

Savita Halappanavar died from septicaemia following a miscarriage which lasted almost three days. She repeatedly asked for the foetus to be removed but her requests were turned down.

# pro-choice - Thursday 18 October, 2012

US Elections: Issue of abortion an important factor for female voters

Meanwhile, issues such as energy, immigration, and terrorism are less important to voters than in 2008.

Protest expected over opening of Belfast Marie Stopes clinic today

Marie Stopes International has asked its supporters not to counter-protest.

# pro-choice - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Church's new anti-abortion campaign asks parishioners to lobby representatives

Posters and pastoral messages have been sent out to parishes.

# pro-choice - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Pro-choice march to take place in Dublin today

The march is part of a Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion.

# pro-choice - Monday 10 September, 2012

Column: ‘I often wonder whether I’d be here, if abortion had been legal’

Sean Rooney was adopted as a baby in 1993. In a different country he might never have been born, he writes – but that doesn’t mean women shouldn’t have a choice.

# pro-choice - Friday 7 September, 2012

Fall in numbers travelling to England and Wales for abortion

4,149 people travelled to England and Wales for an abortion in 2011, down by 5.7 per cent on the previous year.

# pro-choice - Monday 27 August, 2012

Poll: Should the Church run a political campaign against abortion? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Church run a political campaign against abortion?

Pat Rabbitte says he doesn’t want the Church weighing into an abortion debate “in the political sense”. Do you?

# pro-choice - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Cardinal appeals for abortion referendum – but minister sees no need

Seán Brady says the ruling in the X Case was “flawed” and a referendum is needed to reverse it, but Pat Rabbitte disagrees.

# pro-choice - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Congressman asks for forgiveness in TV ad after rape comments Legitimate Rape This post contains videos

Congressman asks for forgiveness in TV ad after rape comments

Senate hopeful Todd Akin has apologised for his comments at the weekend but President Barack Obama has now waded into the row.

Column: I was raped and wouldn’t have chosen abortion – but we need a choice

There are few certainties when it comes to abortion, which is why we need to start treating women like adults, writes Hazel Katherine Larkin.

# pro-choice - Monday 20 August, 2012

US congressman says 'legitimate rape' rarely leads to pregnancy

Missouri congressman and US senate hopeful Todd Akin later said he “misspoke” in the interview in which he made the controversial comments.