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# Abortion
Pics: Pro-choice activists protest Spanish abortion plans at embassy in Dublin
Draft legislation published by the Spanish government would make access to abortion more restricted in the country, with groups saying it will force women to go abroad for terminations.
# Research
Women who request abortions 'at higher risk of domestic violence'
A study in the UK shows that women who request a termination are six times more likely to experience domestic violence than women who attended antenatal clinics.
# Guidelines
Psychiatrists need support dealing with Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act - IMO
The IMO president has written to Minister for Health James Reilly saying guidelines are needed to help determine the suicide risk in these cases.
# Abortion
Mater Hospital says it will comply with new abortion laws
The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 is yet to commence, however.
# National Maternity Hospital
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.
# News Fix
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.
# Holles Street
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.
# Abortion
Senators vote against fatal foetal abnormalities amendment
The amendment was defeated by 42 votes to 10. Here’s how the senators voted.
# Abortion
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.
# Abortion
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.
# protection of life
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
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.
# Abortion
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.
# Abortion
Rabbitte would support fatal foetal abnormality clause in abortion bill
Pat Rabbitte has become the first cabinet minister to openly support allowing abortion where there is no prospect of survival.
# X to A to B to C
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.
# Abortion
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.
# savita
Inquest into Savita death enters fourth day
Proceedings are due to resume at 10am this morning.
# savita
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.
# Day One
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.
# Abortion
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.
# Abortion
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.
# Rape Crisis
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.
# Abortion
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.
# Abortion
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.
# Abortion
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?
# Abortion
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.
# Your Say
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?
# Abortion
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.
# Abortion
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.
# Your Say
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?
# savita
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.
# Bishops
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”.
# savita
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
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.
# US 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.
# marie stopes
Protest expected over opening of Belfast Marie Stopes clinic today
Marie Stopes International has asked its supporters not to counter-protest.
# Spain
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.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Abortion Debate
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.