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# Termination

Last month
October 2023
Some doctors 'actively obstruct' women from getting abortions, committee hears
The Oireachtas Health Committee is discussing recommendations to change Ireland’s abortion legislation.
Last year
Official abortion figures for 2021 ‘substantially lower’ than number of terminations carried out
GPs and medics have been asked to review their records.
All time
'Two-tier system' means couples still forced to travel for termination after severe foetal diagnoses
The legislation is due to be reviewed this year.
375 women travelled from Ireland to UK for abortions in 2019 - an 87% decrease on 2018
More than 1,000 females travelled from Northern Ireland to England or Wales for an abortion last year.
Vast majority of people support banning protests outside facilities that provide abortion services
Eight in 10 women and over seven in 10 men support the measure, according to a new opinion poll.
Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland
The British government has assumed responsibility for introducing regulations to provide access to abortion by next April.
Couple at centre of Holles Street abortion case 'utterly, utterly devastated'
An external review is due to be carried out into the circumstances around the abortion.
External review expected to be carried out into abortion at National Maternity Hospital
The review is expected to be carried out by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Britain.
Guidelines published for GPs who will provide abortion services
Services are expected to begin from 1 January.
Teenager 'removed from classroom and questioned by police' over abortion pills
The evidence was given in a court case taking place in Northern Ireland.
Dr Peter Boylan appointed to assist HSE as it prepares to provide abortion services
Dr Boylan was an active repeal activist during the recent referendum campaign.
Large crowds as March for Choice takes place in Dublin
This was the seventh annual March for Choice and the first since the Eighth Amendment was removed from the Constitution.
GPs group calls on Harris to ensure doctors must 'opt in' to provide abortion services
The NAGP passed a series of motions after an emergency meeting today following the result of the referendum.
FactCheck: Is Ireland's proposed abortion legislation more extreme than British law?
We take a look at a recent claim made about this.
'I couldn't believe the injustice': Irish grandparents explain why they're voting Yes
Parents of women who had received a fatal foetal diagnosis and travelled to the UK for a termination shared their stories today.
'The nurses asked how we planned to keep him cold. This wasn't something we were prepared for'
Things need to change in Ireland though; I don’t want any other people to have to go through what we did.
Q&A: Why has the government chosen 12 weeks as the general time limit for abortion?
The use of abortion pills and pregnancy as a result of rape impacted the decision.
Q&A: How are abortions carried out? Can a foetus feel pain?
It depends on a number of factors, including how far along the pregnancy is.
Here's how to register to vote in the Eighth Amendment referendum
Time is running out.
Luas justified in firing fares inspector who punched passenger following 'unacceptable' level of racist abuse
Termination was the only option,” said Workplace Relations Commissioner adjudication officer Penelope McGrath.
Some GPs are 'outraged' that they're being expected to lead abortion services
The government wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.
'We have further to go': Why three Sinn Féin politicians abstained in an Eighth Committee vote
Louise O’Reilly said the motion to allow unrestricted access to a termination up to 12 weeks went “slightly beyond party policy”.
'70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'
Representatives from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and support group One Day More addressed the Eighth Amendment Committee today.
Taoiseach not sure public would back Citizens' Assembly's stance on abortion
The Assembly said terminations should be allowed without restriction up to the 12th week of pregnancy.
Citizens' Assembly recommends abortion to be allowed without restrictions up to 12 weeks
The results of the ballot were announced this afternoon.
UK abortion provider warned over concerns around risk and training
Marie Stopes International had to restrict some of its services in October this year due to the concerns.
Doctor accused of misdiagnosing ectopic pregnancy acquitted of poor professional performance
The decision led to the termination of a potentially viable embryo.
Government offers €30,000 to woman forced to travel abroad for abortion
Amanda Mellet was told the child she was carrying would die in the womb or shortly after birth.
'You can't handle the truth': Director of crisis pregnancy clinic stands by controversial claims
Patrick Jameson repeated claims about abortion causing breast cancer.
Poll: Should TDs get to vote how they want on the fatal foetal abnormality bill?
The bill is being tabled by Mick Wallace and is under discussion by Cabinet today.
Woman (21) given suspended sentence for taking abortion drugs
She bought the pills online as she failed to raise enough money to travel to England for a termination.
Abortion bill hasn't led to more women "claiming suicidality" to get a termination
Fears that this would happen have been proven unfounded.
Pat Kenny: 'My voice couldn't even be heard in case an Irish person was nearby'
The veteran broadcaster has spoken of the challenges he faced while reporting on abortion in the United Kingdom.
Girl (11) denied abortion after being raped gives birth
The authorities’ handling of the case sparked outrage.
We all have dreams as young girls. Having a termination is not one of them.
I never knew all the things that could go wrong with a pregnancy… until they happened. Life can throw your dreams upside down.
Most voters want a referendum to decide if Ireland's abortion laws should be liberalised
The poll was carried out on 1,200 adults last Monday and Tuesday.
HSE denies legal action taken to forcibly hydrate Miss Y, but is still reviewing what happened
Reports this morning claimed that Department of Health officials intervened in the case, objecting to the legal action being taken.
Staff disciplined over their role in the care of Savita Halappanavar
Her husband, Praveen, had not been informed of the disciplinary action.
Concerns expressed over reports UK hospitals are to cap Irish abortions
Liverpool’s Women’s Hospital said there is no cap on the number of Irish women they will treat.
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.