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# tfmr - Sunday 21 March, 2021

'Two-tier system' means couples still forced to travel for termination after severe foetal diagnoses
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

'Two-tier system' means couples still forced to travel for termination after severe foetal diagnoses

Mar 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 42,099 Views 50 Comments

The legislation is due to be reviewed this year.

# tfmr - Sunday 3 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 108,891 Views 110 Comments

‘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'
# Termination For Medical Reasons
# Termination For Medical Reasons

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

May 26th 2018, 3:30 PM 22,960 Views 14 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 12th 2017, 8:30 AM 1,641 Views 119 Comments

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
# Compensation
# Compensation

Government offers €30,000 to woman forced to travel abroad for abortion

Nov 30th 2016, 3:17 PM 27,776 Views 101 Comments

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.
# Opinion
# Opinion

We all have dreams as young girls. Having a termination is not one of them.

Jun 17th 2015, 5:30 PM 1,749 Views 178 Comments

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
# Emotional Debate
# Emotional Debate

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

Mar 7th 2015, 5:20 PM 15,329 Views 158 Comments

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
# Abortion

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

Mar 3rd 2015, 8:30 PM 25,884 Views 25 Comments

“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
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

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

Feb 15th 2015, 12:00 PM 3,749 Views 433 Comments

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?
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Where else are abortion laws as strict as in Ireland?

Feb 14th 2015, 8:30 AM 31,818 Views 184 Comments

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?
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

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

Feb 13th 2015, 4:00 PM 120 Views 82 Comments

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
# All Over
# All Over

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

Feb 10th 2015, 10:48 PM 43,264 Views 228 Comments

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
# Tfmr
# Tfmr

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

Feb 10th 2015, 12:07 PM 5,979 Views 23 Comments

“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."
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

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

Feb 7th 2015, 7:50 PM 16,994 Views 51 Comments

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
# Personal Experience

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

Feb 6th 2015, 10:55 PM 46,621 Views 130 Comments

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
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

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

Feb 6th 2015, 11:55 AM 23,738 Views 142 Comments

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"
# Tfmr
# Tfmr

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

Feb 4th 2015, 6:38 PM 19,432 Views 32 Comments

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'
# Heartbreaking
# Heartbreaking

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

Feb 4th 2015, 1:15 PM 49,226 Views 66 Comments

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'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Opinion: 'At the heart of Irish law is an inescapable fact... we are second class citizens'

Jul 29th 2014, 8:30 PM 415 Views 247 Comments

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.
# Fatal Foetal Abnormality
# Fatal Foetal Abnormality

Opinion: A fatal foetal diagnosis is nobody’s fault – the deliberate lack of support by the State is.

Jul 15th 2014, 7:30 PM 1,590 Views 53 Comments

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
# Under The Spotlight
# Under The Spotlight

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

Jul 15th 2014, 1:23 PM 16,149 Views 216 Comments

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
# Fatal Foetal Abnormality
# Fatal Foetal Abnormality

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

Mar 24th 2014, 7:30 PM 4,656 Views 406 Comments

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’
# Tfmr
# Tfmr

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

Mar 18th 2014, 12:01 PM 36,157 Views 327 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Mar 13th 2014, 2:28 PM 11,939 Views 246 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Nov 14th 2013, 9:20 AM 22,140 Views 683 Comments

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'
# Necessary Tactics
# Necessary Tactics

Embarrassing the government into 'doing the right thing'

Nov 14th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,344 Views 41 Comments

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’
# Tfmr
# Tfmr

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

Nov 13th 2013, 6:00 PM 18,356 Views 155 Comments

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
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

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

Nov 9th 2013, 8:45 AM 15,499 Views 429 Comments

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
# Tfmr
# Tfmr

TDs vote against extending abortion bill to include fatal foetal abnormalities

Jul 2nd 2013, 8:40 PM 7,522 Views 83 Comments

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
# Tfmr

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

Jun 26th 2013, 10:01 PM 10,874 Views 19 Comments

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
# Termination
# Termination

Amendment to abortion bill on fatal foetal abnormalities handed to Govt

Jun 20th 2013, 8:20 PM 5,956 Views 64 Comments

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
# Tfmr
# Tfmr

TDs to support abortion amendment to provide for medical terminations

May 24th 2013, 6:55 AM 9,673 Views 57 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

Women who had medical terminations to share experiences with TDs

May 23rd 2013, 6:30 AM 5,441 Views 42 Comments

TFMR will gather at Leinster House this afternoon.

# tfmr - Friday 17 May, 2013

Letter: TFMR 'disappointed' at exclusion from abortion hearings
# Oireachtas Hearings
# Oireachtas Hearings

Letter: TFMR 'disappointed' at exclusion from abortion hearings

May 17th 2013, 7:10 AM 7,249 Views 66 Comments

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’
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

May 2nd 2013, 8:00 PM 18,855 Views 147 Comments

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"
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Jan 7th 2013, 10:33 AM 6,227 Views 63 Comments

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.