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UK Government moves to ensure full delivery of abortion services in Northern Ireland
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UK Government moves to ensure full delivery of abortion services in Northern Ireland

May 19th 2022, 7:44 PM 9,087 Views 39 Comments

Abortion services have yet to centrally commissioned in Northern Ireland due to a political impasse.

US Senate to vote on bill that codifies right to abortion into law, but it will likely fail
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US Senate to vote on bill that codifies right to abortion into law, but it will likely fail

May 11th 2022, 2:29 PM 5,357 Views 15 Comments

Democrats were due to lead the vote in a bid to pin down Republicans on the deeply divisive issue ahead of crucial midterm elections.

Roe v Wade: What you need to know about the 1973 case that enshrined US abortion rights
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Roe v Wade: What you need to know about the 1973 case that enshrined US abortion rights

May 3rd 2022, 8:39 AM 12,778 Views 64 Comments

Jane Roe – a pseudonym for Norma McCorvey – sued the Dallas Attorney General, Henry Wade.

‘Threat of criminal sanctions’ hangs over medical abortion providers, committee hears
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‘Threat of criminal sanctions’ hangs over medical abortion providers, committee hears

Apr 27th 2022, 1:20 PM 7,290 Views 2 Comments

Ireland’s abortion law makes anyone who aids or abets abortion outside the specific terms of the Act liable for criminal prosecution.

Florida becomes latest US state to restrict abortion access
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Florida becomes latest US state to restrict abortion access

Apr 14th 2022, 10:30 PM 20,582 Views 46 Comments

The new law, which comes into force on 1 July, reduces the abortion limit from 24 to 15 weeks.

Charges dropped against Texas woman arrested for murder over abortion
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Charges dropped against Texas woman arrested for murder over abortion

Apr 12th 2022, 7:42 AM 18,939 Views 29 Comments

Lizelle Herrera (26) was arrested on April 7, for “intentionally and knowingly [causing] the death of an individual by self-induced abortion”.

British MPs vote to continue at-home abortion services in England
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British MPs vote to continue at-home abortion services in England

Mar 30th 2022, 10:21 PM 10,697 Views 5 Comments

MPs supported retaining the service by 215 votes to 188, following a free vote.

UK government to prepare to ensure availability of abortion services in Northern Ireland
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UK government to prepare to ensure availability of abortion services in Northern Ireland

Mar 24th 2022, 11:13 PM 7,531 Views 3 Comments

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis has set out the legislative options being explored in a written ministerial statement.

US Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers
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US Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers

Jan 20th 2022, 10:52 PM 25,655 Views 30 Comments

The outvoted three liberal justices on the nation’s highest court penned a scathing dissent.

'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services
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'Frightening' language and no abortion information: Warning issued over rogue pregnancy services

Jan 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 55,731 Views 0 Comments
  • A number of unregulated crisis pregnancy services present themselves as unbiased but have an anti-abortion stance
  • The HSE said such services may try to frighten women and refuse to give them information about abortion services
  • Women who have inadvertently engaged with these groups have found the experience "extremely distressing", Órla Ryan reports
US Supreme Court allows abortion providers to challenge a near-total ban in Texas
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US Supreme Court allows abortion providers to challenge a near-total ban in Texas

Dec 10th 2021, 3:56 PM 9,988 Views 25 Comments

The decision was taken as the issue of abortion in the US has again become a major judicial question.

Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved
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Three years into new abortion laws, Stephen Donnelly says 'ease of access' has not been achieved

Updated Dec 8th 2021, 4:30 PM 31,871 Views 90 Comments
  • An independent chair to lead a review into abortion laws has not yet been named.
  • The terms of reference for the review have been criticised for being too narrow.
  • The minister said today there has been a "significant reduction" in people travelling to the UK for terminations.
US Supreme Court appears likely to roll back abortion rights
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US Supreme Court appears likely to roll back abortion rights

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 10:20 PM 29,172 Views 142 Comments

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the imposing court in Washington as the nine justices heard two hours of arguments.

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Texas abortion law case on 1 November
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US Supreme Court agrees to hear Texas abortion law case on 1 November

Oct 23rd 2021, 2:09 PM 9,257 Views 30 Comments

Senate Bill 8 (SB8) bans abortions after a heartbeat can be detected in the womb.

NI Secretary of State 'profoundly disappointed' with court ruling over lack of abortion services
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NI Secretary of State 'profoundly disappointed' with court ruling over lack of abortion services

Updated Oct 14th 2021, 4:00 PM 14,725 Views 4 Comments

The court ruled that Lewis “failed to comply with his duties” by not ensuring provision for full abortion services for women in the region.

Texas clinic resumes providing abortions after judge blocks law
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Texas clinic resumes providing abortions after judge blocks law

Oct 8th 2021, 8:34 AM 9,390 Views 9 Comments

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, said he would appeal the judge’s ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Biden administration lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics
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Biden administration lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics

Oct 4th 2021, 10:43 PM 13,918 Views 7 Comments

This comes as battles over abortion grow sharper from Texas to the US Supreme Court.

‘We know your fight’: Protesters in Dublin gather to oppose Texan abortion law
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‘We know your fight’: Protesters in Dublin gather to oppose Texan abortion law

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 21,183 Views 76 Comments

The protest took place to coincide with hundreds of similar demonstrations across the US.

Biden administration in legal bid to block Texas abortion law
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Biden administration in legal bid to block Texas abortion law

Oct 1st 2021, 9:42 PM 10,345 Views 19 Comments

At least one Texas abortion provider said it stood ready to resume offering services.

Texas doctor sued after defying state's new abortion ban
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Texas doctor sued after defying state's new abortion ban

Sep 21st 2021, 9:51 AM 19,382 Views 67 Comments

The legislation bans abortions from as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Donnelly says he will 'prioritise' legislation for safe access zones around health facilities
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Donnelly says he will 'prioritise' legislation for safe access zones around health facilities

Sep 15th 2021, 6:00 PM 10,785 Views 5 Comments

An exclusion zone would mean protests would not be permitted in the area surrounding a healthcare facility.

US Justice Department sues Texas over restrictive abortion law
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US Justice Department sues Texas over restrictive abortion law

Sep 9th 2021, 9:56 PM 13,402 Views 17 Comments

The Texas law bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.

Joe Biden condemns Supreme Court failure to block Texas abortion curb
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Joe Biden condemns Supreme Court failure to block Texas abortion curb

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 8:24 PM 30,681 Views 63 Comments

The court voted 5-4 to deny an emergency appeal from abortion providers and others.

Biden vows to defend abortion rights after Texas bans it after six weeks
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Biden vows to defend abortion rights after Texas bans it after six weeks

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 6:03 PM 27,148 Views 95 Comments

The law makes no exception for cases of rape or incest.

FactCheck: Does Irish law allow for 'gender selection abortions'?
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FactCheck: Does Irish law allow for 'gender selection abortions'?

Aug 19th 2021, 12:04 AM 23,044 Views 0 Comments
  • A recent post by political party Aontú says the State's termination system blatantly "allows for the targeting of baby girls".
  • Rónán Duffy looks at whether the relevant laws around terminations in Ireland permit this.
Health Minister says he is 'committed' to bringing in safe access zones around health facilities
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Health Minister says he is 'committed' to bringing in safe access zones around health facilities

Aug 7th 2021, 1:39 PM 19,149 Views 49 Comments

The Programme for Government committed to creating these zones aimed to prevent protests outside medical facilities.

NI First Minister vows to 'resist' Westminster move to set up abortion services
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NI First Minister vows to 'resist' Westminster move to set up abortion services

Jul 30th 2021, 8:27 AM 19,220 Views 36 Comments

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis has directed ministers to take the steps to establish abortion services.

Northern Ireland parties divided over Westminster direction on abortion services
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Northern Ireland parties divided over Westminster direction on abortion services

Jul 22nd 2021, 7:14 PM 16,742 Views 30 Comments

The North’s abortion laws were liberalised in 2019 but full services have not been commissioned due to disagreements between the Executive parties.

O'Neill says it is right for UK government to intervene on NI abortion services
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O'Neill says it is right for UK government to intervene on NI abortion services

Updated Jul 19th 2021, 5:24 PM 34,469 Views 59 Comments

The deputy First Minister said women had been failed in a “catastrophic way” by a lack of service provision during the pandemic.

Over 6,500 pregnancy terminations were carried out in Ireland last year
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Over 6,500 pregnancy terminations were carried out in Ireland last year

Jun 29th 2021, 3:28 PM 21,025 Views 86 Comments

The vast majority of the terminations were carried out in early pregnancy.

US Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden holy communion
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US Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden holy communion

Jun 19th 2021, 10:11 AM 68,371 Views 123 Comments

Biden supports the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court decision affirming a woman’s right to an abortion.

Over 550 people crossed the Irish Sea for an abortion in 2020
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Over 550 people crossed the Irish Sea for an abortion in 2020

Jun 10th 2021, 2:27 PM 12,608 Views 6 Comments

The number of Irish residents having an abortion in the UK has dropped signficantly since the repeal of the eighth amendment.

Three years after the referendum vote, just one in 10 GPs are offering abortion services
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Three years after the referendum vote, just one in 10 GPs are offering abortion services

Updated May 25th 2021, 11:07 AM 21,910 Views 36 Comments

Early medical abortions are accessed by women through GPs if the pregnancy is under 10 weeks.

Tory MPs warn new Northern Ireland abortion powers ‘put Union at risk’
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Tory MPs warn new Northern Ireland abortion powers ‘put Union at risk’

Mar 25th 2021, 1:33 PM 19,505 Views 7 Comments

Brandon Lewis said it is unacceptable that women and girls in the North cannot access abortion services.

NI secretary urges Stormont to roll out abortion services before he orders executive to do so
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NI secretary urges Stormont to roll out abortion services before he orders executive to do so

Mar 23rd 2021, 5:21 PM 8,210 Views 7 Comments

Brandon Lewis could have the power to rollout services from London next month.

British government to intervene in bid to end Northern Ireland abortion stand-off
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British government to intervene in bid to end Northern Ireland abortion stand-off

Mar 23rd 2021, 8:47 AM 10,384 Views 12 Comments

Abortion laws in the region were liberalised by MPs at Westminster in 2019.

DUP will ‘vigorously oppose’ fresh Westminster intervention over abortion laws
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DUP will ‘vigorously oppose’ fresh Westminster intervention over abortion laws

Mar 19th 2021, 7:40 AM 19,854 Views 75 Comments

The UK Government has stated disappointment that full abortion services have not yet been commissioned in Northern Ireland

McDonald says Sinn Féin abstained in abortion bill vote because it was a DUP 'stunt'
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McDonald says Sinn Féin abstained in abortion bill vote because it was a DUP 'stunt'

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 4:24 PM 33,890 Views 31 Comments

Sinn Féin abstained from a vote on the Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill last night.

DUP's bid to change Northern Ireland’s abortion laws set for Stormont
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DUP's bid to change Northern Ireland’s abortion laws set for Stormont

Feb 16th 2021, 8:59 AM 20,269 Views 28 Comments

The DUP private member’s bill will attempt to prevent terminations up to birth in cases of non-fatal serious disabilities.

Argentina's Senate passes law to legalise abortion
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Argentina's Senate passes law to legalise abortion

Dec 30th 2020, 10:45 AM 10,350 Views 50 Comments

The vote means that abortion will be legalised up to the 14th week of pregnancy.

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