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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 14,668 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 9,375 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 13,901 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 21,055 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 10,327 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 19,370 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 10,740 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 13,382 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 30,655 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 27,138 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 22,517 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 19,090 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 19,201 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 16,721 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 34,452 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 20,786 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 68,340 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 12,507 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 20,370 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 19,502 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 8,206 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 10,379 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 19,846 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 32,934 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 20,252 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 10,344 Views 50 Comments

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

Argentina's lower house backs landmark bill to legalise abortion
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Argentina's lower house backs landmark bill to legalise abortion

Dec 11th 2020, 5:44 PM 5,410 Views 6 Comments

The legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate, which rejected a similar bill two years ago.

Irish bishops say Catholics can take a Covid-19 vaccine developed using foetal tissue
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Irish bishops say Catholics can take a Covid-19 vaccine developed using foetal tissue

Dec 9th 2020, 9:15 PM 49,298 Views 75 Comments

Neither the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine nor the Moderna vaccine were developed using foetal tissue.

Nationwide strike and protests take place in Poland after abortion ruling
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Nationwide strike and protests take place in Poland after abortion ruling

Oct 28th 2020, 10:52 PM 26,437 Views 47 Comments

Krakow, Wroclaw, Szczecin and Lodz have all seen protests.

Fifteen people detained at protests following Poland abortion ruling
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Fifteen people detained at protests following Poland abortion ruling

Oct 23rd 2020, 1:24 PM 22,283 Views 36 Comments

The Constitutional Court ruling severely restricts access to abortion in Poland.

'Everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars': Kanye West holds first campaign rally
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'Everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars': Kanye West holds first campaign rally

Jul 20th 2020, 7:48 AM 185,447 Views 107 Comments

The rapper spoke about various topics from abortion and religion to international trade and licensing deals.

6,666 abortions carried out last year under laws enacted after repeal of Eighth Amendment
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6,666 abortions carried out last year under laws enacted after repeal of Eighth Amendment

Jun 30th 2020, 12:44 PM 41,641 Views 280 Comments

These are the first official figures published since Ireland’s liberalised abortion laws came into effect from 1 January 2019.

US Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana state law on abortion clinics
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US Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana state law on abortion clinics

Jun 29th 2020, 5:11 PM 17,092 Views 42 Comments

The Louisiana law is virtually identical to one in Texas that the court struck down in 2016.

Abortion guidelines for Northern Ireland approved by MPs in House of Commons
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Abortion guidelines for Northern Ireland approved by MPs in House of Commons

Jun 17th 2020, 8:13 PM 7,969 Views 24 Comments

Abortion is now legal in all circumstances in Northern Ireland in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

375 women travelled from Ireland to UK for abortions in 2019 - an 87% decrease on 2018
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375 women travelled from Ireland to UK for abortions in 2019 - an 87% decrease on 2018

Jun 11th 2020, 1:42 PM 10,593 Views 18 Comments

More than 1,000 females travelled from Northern Ireland to England or Wales for an abortion last year.

DUP motion on abortion passed by Northern Ireland Assembly
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DUP motion on abortion passed by Northern Ireland Assembly

Jun 2nd 2020, 9:18 PM 25,253 Views 34 Comments

The motion doesn’t impact or change Northern Ireland’s abortion legislation.

Abortion on request is legal in Northern Ireland from today but women will still have to wait
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Abortion on request is legal in Northern Ireland from today but women will still have to wait

Mar 31st 2020, 6:00 AM 9,412 Views 41 Comments

A medical professional can terminate a pregnancy when it has not exceeded 12 weeks with no extra legal conditions.

Anti-abortion protests at hospitals: How have other countries handled them and what's the way forward here?
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Anti-abortion protests at hospitals: How have other countries handled them and what's the way forward here?

Jan 11th 2020, 1:00 PM 27,409 Views 181 Comments

The problem with drawing up legislation on exclusion zones is that there are competing rights involved, writes lecturer in constitutional law Dr Laura Cahillane.

Vast majority of people support banning protests outside facilities that provide abortion services
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Vast majority of people support banning protests outside facilities that provide abortion services

Jan 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 16,171 Views 77 Comments

Eight in 10 women and over seven in 10 men support the measure, according to a new opinion poll.

Simon Harris said he was 'appalled' by protesters outside the National Maternity Hospital today
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Simon Harris said he was 'appalled' by protesters outside the National Maternity Hospital today

Jan 1st 2020, 6:50 PM 48,128 Views 306 Comments

Harris responded to a tweet and said he was committed to implementing exclusion zones.

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