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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# termination of pregnancy

This year
Still no timeline for safe access zone bill, deemed a 'priority' by Government in 2021
The legislation was meant to be published last March.
All time
6,666 abortions carried out last year under laws enacted after repeal of Eighth Amendment
These are the first official figures published since Ireland’s liberalised abortion laws came into effect from 1 January 2019.
Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week
It is likely the landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil at the earliest next week.
Simon Harris says timeline for abortion services to be available in January remains unchanged
The health minister has asked politicians to co-operate, and allow for the speedy passage of the legislation.
Harris hails 'significant step' as contract agreed with doctors for the provision of abortion services
The contract will be offered by the HSE to medical practitioners who express an interest in providing such services.
Peadar Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin for six months for voting against abortion legislation
Tóibín said the issue of abortion is far more important than his job in Leinster house.
'Disciplinary proceedings' to be initiated against Tóibín for breaking ranks on abortion legislation
The Termination of Pregnancy Bill passed by 102 votes to 12.
Opinion: Changes to abortion laws should be decided by referendum – with balanced information for voters
A poll this week found most Irish people favoured legalising abortion “where the foetus will not be born alive” – but that question is misleading, writes Niamh Ui Bhriain.
Opinion: Ireland's law on abortion is a shambles entirely of the State’s creation
The case of Ms Y highlights the cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment girls and women are subjected to because of Ireland’s abortion laws.
Opinion: We must repeal the eighth amendment
The presence of the eighth amendment is putting the life, health or well-being of certain pregnant woman at risk.
Opinion: Reducing harm to sentient beings should be central to abortion laws
If Irish society is serious about reducing harm to pregnant women, including the harms of disrespecting their autonomy and bodily integrity, the state needs to change how it thinks about pregnancy and abortion.
Opinion: Support for suicidal woman was complicated, not assisted, by abortion legislation
The legislation introduced last year has proved itself to be barbaric and unworkable.
Opinion: A law that protects no one – the Eighth Amendment sees women as incubators
This case has sent a clear message to women in Ireland: if you are suicidal and need an abortion, it is highly unlikely that you will get one.
Opinion: A fatal foetal diagnosis is nobody’s fault – the deliberate lack of support by the State is.
Do people campaign against families faced with the heartbreaking decision to turn off the life support machine of a loved one? Cases of fatal foetal abnormality are precisely the same.
'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.
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.
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.
Simon Harris responds to criticism over abortion position
The Fine Gael TD said he was against introducing abortion in Ireland – but denied that he had intentionally ‘liked’ a particular comment on his Facebook page which expressed opposition abortion.