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# reproductive rights

This year
Florida governor Ron DeSantis signs bill banning abortion after six weeks
The state’s Republican-dominated legislature passed the text hours earlier with 70 votes to 40.
US Justice Dept takes abortion pill fight to Supreme Court
Late last night, the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals said mifepristone should remain available for now.
Access to abortion pill in the US plunged into uncertainty following conflicting rulings
Two separate rulings were issued just minutes apart by federal judges in Texas and Washington.
Hundreds of heartfelt notes left at mural of Savita Halappanavar are published online
The personal messages left in tribute to Savita will now be preserved and accessible in the future.
Last year
Opinion: State-funded IVF is a sign we're finally moving in the right direction
Catherine Ardagh says the IVF support announced in the budget should take pressure off many hoping to conceive.
Stephen Donnelly: The intimidation of women seeking abortion services will soon be illegal
The health minister outlines new legislation agreed by Cabinet today for safe access zones outside abortion providers.
Four US states protect abortion from out-of-state prosecution
Colorado, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Main will protect providers and patients from extradition to home states that have banned the practice.
Florida becomes latest US state to restrict abortion access
The new law, which comes into force on 1 July, reduces the abortion limit from 24 to 15 weeks.
All time
Texas doctor sued after defying state's new abortion ban
The legislation bans abortions from as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.
Over 550 people crossed the Irish Sea for an abortion in 2020
The number of Irish residents having an abortion in the UK has dropped signficantly since the repeal of the eighth amendment.
US Supreme Court to hear challenge to controversial Louisiana abortion law
The case is seen as a test for two new judges appointed by Donald Trump.
US judge blocks state law that would ban abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy
A judge in Kansas City said the law violates a previous Supreme Court ruling.
China looks set to scrap its two-child policy by 2020
Removing the limit could spell the end of nearly 40 years of restrictions on having children.
'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away'
Today’s hearing focused on mental health, and medical and international law.
'Our reproductive health laws have come to the attention of the UN Torture Committee'
Ireland’s abortion laws are cruel, inhuman, degrading and discriminatory, writes Niall Behan.
Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today
Abortion providers have criticised organisers for ‘intimidating’ women.
Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'
“If I’m the Irish government, I should take responsibility for Irish women,” Professor Arulkumaran told
My abortion: 'I don't want to be eternally attached to someone I do not love'
I feel like a woman and for the first time I feel like a responsible adult who made a very painful decision for all the right reasons.
'When the fasten seatbelt light illuminates, my right to decide what happens to my body is paused'
I’m an ex-pat in London but I turned the frustration I felt about Ireland’s lack of reproductive rights into action, writes Cara Sanquest.
What Irish women want: 'We must demand what is right and challenge what is frightening'
What does it mean to be a woman in 2017 and what are women’s hopes for equality and fairness?
Debate Room: Can you be pro-life and a feminist?
Is it possible to oppose abortion rights and still call yourself a feminist?
Nollaig na mBan 2017: 'Do we trust Irish women to make the best decisions for themselves in pregnancy?'
On Nollaig na mBan, a day when traditionally women celebrate their Christmas, 12 women are travelling abroad for healthcare that is unavailable to them here, writes Orla O’Connor.
Lena Dunham apologises after saying she 'wished she had an abortion'
The actor and writer blamed the comments on her “delusional girl persona”.
Abortion: 'Rights of tomorrow’s women continue to be abridged by yesterday’s men'
America’s new VP, Mike Pence, embodies a worrying strand of male influence within the reproductive rights debate, writes Ronan Mullen.
This moving dedication in Gloria Steinem's new book is going viral
Steinem thanked the doctor who gave her an abortion 58 years ago.
Opinion: 'At the heart of Irish law is an inescapable fact... we are second class citizens'
Enshrined into law and sanctioned in social service provision is this attitude: women in Ireland are vessels to be filled and emptied at men’s discretion.
Column: Ireland's reproductive revolution – are women now in control?
Irish women have been actively demanding the freedom to choose when or if they become pregnant for over 40 years; a great deal has changed regarding contraception, but have we come far enough? asks Fiona Dunkin.
Column: Change to the Constitution is needed in order to protect women’s lives
The recently completed HSE report into the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar’s death has pointed to Ireland’s unworkable legal situation as a significant factor in her medical treatment, writes Clara Fischer.
'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.
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.
New figures show outcome of pregnancies as a result of rape
More than half of women who became pregnant after rape went on to parent the child.