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# termination - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Mater Hospital says it will comply with new abortion laws

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 is yet to commence, however.

# termination - Friday 23 August, 2013

Department of Health says abortion laws have not yet commenced

The statement was issued following claims by the Irish Times this morning that the first termination under the provisions of the Act was carried out at the National Maternity Hospital.

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Today everyone’s talking about a breach of patient confidentiality at Holles Street, a man’s body found in a waste truck, and National Potato Day.

Doctor angered at ‘outrageous breach of patient confidentiality’ at Holles Street

The Irish Times reports this morning that a termination of a twin pregnancy was carried out on a patient at risk of sepsis – the first to be performed under new legislation.

# termination - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Senators vote against fatal foetal abnormalities amendment

The amendment was defeated by 42 votes to 10. Here’s how the senators voted.

# termination - 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.

# termination - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

TD suggests pro-life experts be excluded from abortion panel

Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett said there is a danger people might bring to bear their personal views and bias in making a judgement.

# termination - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

These are the 24 TDs who voted against the abortion bill

The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill passed the Dáil today but there was some opposition on all sides. Here’s who voted against it….

# termination - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Amendment to abortion bill on fatal foetal abnormalities handed to Govt

The Termination for Medical Reasons group submitted the amendment to Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett earlier this week.

TDs to hold first debates on new abortion bill today

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill gets its first outing in the Dáil this afternoon, before votes next week.

# termination - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Rabbitte would support fatal foetal abnormality clause in abortion bill Exclusive

Pat Rabbitte has become the first cabinet minister to openly support allowing abortion where there is no prospect of survival.

# termination - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Explainer: A crash course on how the abortion proposals will become law

So – we now have a draft ‘heads of bill’. Here’s what happens as the Government tries to turn it into law.

# termination - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Ministers' row means abortion law may miss summer deadline

Enda Kenny says he would like the laws enacted before the Dáil’s summer break, but he cannot guarantee it.

# termination - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Inquest into Savita death enters fourth day

Proceedings are due to resume at 10am this morning.

# termination - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Doctor to be cross-examined on third day of Savita inquest

Consultant obstetrician Dr Katherine Astbury who treated Savita will be questioned over whether she referred to Ireland’s Catholic ethos when she refused to terminate her pregnancy.

# termination - Monday 8 April, 2013

Savita inquest: Husband insists requests for termination were made

Doctor to deny she made reference to Ireland being a Catholic country as a reason for refusing a termination.

# termination - Friday 5 April, 2013

Abortion legislation should be 'short, clear and not mention suicide'

Dr Sam Coulter-Smith, master of the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, says his profession would welcome the clarity and comfort that legislation will bring.

# termination - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

North Dakota outlaws most abortions

There are no exceptions for rape, incest, the health of the mother or if she would lose the pregnancy anyway as a result of a fetal abnormality.

# termination - Friday 11 January, 2013

17 terminations of pregnancy as a result of rape in 2011

Rape Crisis Network Ireland said that two out of 90 survivors became pregnant more than once as a result in rape and had different outcomes each time.

Justice Committee at Stormont grills Marie Stopes representatives

The committee asked representatives if they located the clinic across from a train station to encourage women from the Republic to travel there for abortions.

# termination - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

No psychiatrists outside Dublin to assess suicidal pregnant women

Dr Anthony McCarthy of the National Maternity Hospital said that there is a wrong assumption that women will try to manipulate psychiatrists by saying they are suicidal in order to have a termination.

What did the Pope say about abortion yesterday?

Was Benedict referring to Ireland when he spoke of laws that “unjustly alter the balance” between mother and baby?

# termination - Monday 7 January, 2013

Group says lack of invite to Oireachtas abortion hearings "a grave injustice"

TFMR Ireland said that it is upset that, despite numerous requests, it has has not been invited to take part in this week’s Oireachtas committee hearings on abortion legislation in Ireland.

# termination - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Poll: Should TDs be given a free vote on abortion legislation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should TDs be given a free vote on abortion legislation?

What do you think? Should TDs tow the party line or vote according to their beliefs?

# termination - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

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.

# termination - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Poll: Should abortion be available where there is a risk of suicide? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should abortion be available where there is a risk of suicide?

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has made it clear that abortions will be allowed in the case where the woman involved is at risk of suicide. What do you think?

# termination - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Praveen Halappanavar: "I still can't believe that she's not with us" Savita This post contains images

Praveen Halappanavar: "I still can't believe that she's not with us"

The husband of Savita Halappanavar told Prime Time tonight that he has no confidence in the HSE and wants a public, government-funded investigation into her death.

Column: I'm so grateful I had an unplanned pregnancy in America, not Ireland

An Irish girl recalls her experience of deciding to have a termination – and her relief that she was away from home.

# termination - Monday 19 November, 2012

Bishops: Treatment that might put foetus at risk "ethically permissible"

They said this was the case with a seriously ill pregnant woman “provided every effort has been made to save the life of both the mother and her baby”.

# termination - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

VIDEO: TDs debate the death of Savita Halappanavar Savita This post contains videos

VIDEO: TDs debate the death of Savita Halappanavar

Watch the full 32-minute debate between James Reilly and seven opposition TDs on the death of Savita Halappanavar.

Savita scandal: Reilly urges TDs not to prejudge results of inquiries

James Reilly says TDs’ comments could prejudge the findings of two investigations into the death of Savita Halappanavar, who died after being refused a termination procedure.

# termination - 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.

# termination - Friday 25 May, 2012

Doctor ordered to pay child maintenance after failed abortion

A woman in Spain sued the doctor for damages after she believed she had a successful termination when she was eight weeks pregnant. She gave birth to a healthy baby in 2010.

# termination - Sunday 11 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# termination - Saturday 20 November, 2010

Couple 'considering abortion' create online poll

A couple in the US say that they are putting the fate of their unborn child to the public vote.