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# abortion act

This year
People Before Profit bill calling for wider access to abortion passes Dáil second stage
The bill is seeking to abolish the mandatory three-day waiting period for an abortion.
All time
Irish Times incorrect abortion story ‘appalling and scandalous’ – Minister Lynch
“There are certain things that we don’t have a right to know and this was one of them,” said Minister of State Kathleen Lynch.
Doctor's right to object to abortions is "not absolute" - Department of Health
There is no provision for individual hospitals to refuse to carry out abortions, the Department says.
Some welcome President passing abortion bill, others not so much
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore described it as a “key milestone”, while the Pro Life Campaign said it was a “very sad day”.
NI health minister taking legal advice on regulating abortion clinic
Edwin Poots tells the BBC the Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast, opening on Thursday, will be ‘regulated one way or the other’.
Perspectives: How does an abortion clinic in the North affect the Republic?
Pro-life and pro-choice campaigners tell what the clinic’s opening means for the debate south of the Border.