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# tfmr - Sunday 3 June, 2018

'The 'No' side feel let down by people and country. Nobody understands this feeling more than us'

‘Would it be too much for No side and the Yes side to come together and use their powers and money to bring positive change that will help and support the people of Ireland?’ asks Denise Coakley.

# tfmr - Saturday 26 May, 2018

'It was the first time I could breathe since I lost my daughter'

Members of the Termination For Medical Reasons (TFMR) have spoken to reporters this afternoon.

# tfmr - Sunday 12 February, 2017

My son Joshua was born and died 16 years ago today and we still punish tragedies like his

Gerry Edwards, chairperson of TFMR Ireland, on the pain and courage inherent in using a personal bereavement in a very public battle.

# tfmr - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

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.

# tfmr - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

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.

# tfmr - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Sinn Féin votes for abortion to be allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities

Delegates spoke passionately both in favour of and against the motion.

# tfmr - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

'If my daughter was raped I'd never force her to carry a child' Abortion This post contains videos

'If my daughter was raped I'd never force her to carry a child'

“I’m very conscious that I was an unwanted pregnancy.”

# tfmr - Sunday 15 February, 2015

My child was diagnosed as 'incompatible with life' but I'm glad Clare Daly's bill was voted down

A change in the law could help to establish a culture where a ‘choice’ soon becomes an expectation.

# tfmr - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Where else are abortion laws as strict as in Ireland?

We’re relatively unique in terms of developed countries.

# tfmr - Friday 13 February, 2015

Column: Why does this Government refuse to hold a referendum on abortion?

81% of respondents to a recent poll indicated they wanted abortion allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormality. Yet 88% of TDs abstained or voted no on the issue.

# tfmr - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

'A shameful abandonment': Just one Labour TD defies party as Clare Daly's abortion bill voted down

The Dáil has voted to reject a bill providing for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.

Diary of losing a baby: One woman writes about her devastating pregnancy

“Our journey – so cruel – has not ended for us.”

# tfmr - Saturday 7 February, 2015

"We can assure you, not a person on this earth wanted our babies to live more than we did."

A bill proposed by Clare Daly will go before the Dáil on Tuesday.

# tfmr - Friday 6 February, 2015

Boyd-Barrett: 'I had to bury my daughter Ella. She was born with fatal foetal abnormalities' Personal Experience This post contains videos

Boyd-Barrett: 'I had to bury my daughter Ella. She was born with fatal foetal abnormalities'

The People Before Profit TD has recounted his own personal tragedy during a Dáil debate on abortion.

Leo: We've no mandate for abortion referendum, Mick Wallace: That's horseshit

However, the Health Minister said he would be advocating for Fine Gael to campaign for an abortion referendum in the next election.

# tfmr - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

"Please don't force a woman to grow a baby that is going to die"

The government will vote against a bill from TD Clare Daly on termination for medical reasons.

'No matter what anyone says to you, you're a mammy and a daddy now'

TDs are once again being asked to legislate for terminations for medical reasons.

# tfmr - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

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.

# tfmr - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

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.

Ireland at the UN: We have 'no solution' for women who can't afford to travel for an abortion

Ireland faced a second day of questioning at UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva.

# tfmr - Monday 24 March, 2014

Column: Ireland shows no love to babies dying in their mothers' wombs

I cried all day at the thought that I would have to go to a clinic in London and endure people throwing holy water and condoms at me because my nation would not help me when I needed it most.

# tfmr - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Irish laws ‘forcing us to go to Manchester for a termination this weekend’

Niamh, a young woman of 23, was told at the 11-week mark of her pregnancy that her baby would not survive past birth. She will travel for a termination this weekend.

# tfmr - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Ireland's abortion laws to be challenged at the UN for a second time

Siobhán Whelan says that she will “never forget” how she had to travel to the UK to have an abortion after she was told her baby would die at birth.

# tfmr - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland allow terminations in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland allow terminations in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities?

Ireland will have to defend its current practice in front of the United Nations Human Rights Committee.

Embarrassing the government into 'doing the right thing'

The Centre for Reproductive Rights and Termination for Medical Reasons Ireland (TFMR) hope the government will be encouraged to be proactive on the petition they have filed with the United Nations.

# tfmr - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Emotional plea for change: ‘Wrap your arms around us…don’t kick us out’

Watch some of the women from Terminations for Medical Reasons share their stories about travelling abroad for treatment.

# tfmr - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Women who travelled to UK for terminations to bring case to United Nations

Terminations for Medical Reasons (TFMR) and the Centre for Reproductive Rights believe there have been human rights violations.

# tfmr - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

TDs vote against extending abortion bill to include fatal foetal abnormalities

The amendment tabled by WUAG TD Seamus Healy was defeated at committee stage tonight.

# tfmr - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

‘We don’t want government empathy and compassion – give us action’ Tfmr This post contains videos

‘We don’t want government empathy and compassion – give us action’

If the amendment to allow for terminations for medical reasons fails, a cross-party group have said they will bring a new Bill dealing with the issue after summer recess.

# tfmr - 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.

# tfmr - Friday 24 May, 2013

TDs to support abortion amendment to provide for medical terminations

During a meeting at Leinster House this afternoon, two TDs revealed they had children who were “incompatible with life”.

# tfmr - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Women who had medical terminations to share experiences with TDs

TFMR will gather at Leinster House this afternoon.

# tfmr - Friday 17 May, 2013

Letter: TFMR 'disappointed' at exclusion from abortion hearings

Read the full text of a letter to a TD from a mother whose daughter had to travel to Liverpool for a termination.

# tfmr - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Medical Terminations: ‘Ours is a very specific, heartbreaking and clear-cut case’

Sarah Moylan shares her story of the devastating loss of a much-wanted baby girl.

# tfmr - 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.