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#Abortion

From TheJournal.ie German court fines two doctors over abortion 'advertising' Berlin

German court fines two doctors over abortion 'advertising'

The ruling comes after the recent easing of a Nazi-era law banning practitioners from advertising of pregnancy terminations.

From TheJournal.ie Number of Irish women travelling to England and Wales for abortions dropped in 2018 Abortion

Number of Irish women travelling to England and Wales for abortions dropped in 2018

The number of Irish women ordering abortion pills online increased in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Peadar Tóibín tells Dáil that family at centre of Holles Street termination case believe it was an "illegal abortion" Dáil

Peadar Tóibín tells Dáil that family at centre of Holles Street termination case believe it was an "illegal abortion"

Tóibín was speaking to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar under Dáil privilege today.

From TheJournal.ie Louisiana lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion ban Louisiana

Louisiana lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion ban

Restrictions passed by a number of US States recently are expected to be blocked in lower courts and eventually appealed to the Supreme Court.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's taking time': Together for Yes to continue campaigning one year on from result of repeal vote Ailbhe Smyth

'It's taking time': Together for Yes to continue campaigning one year on from result of repeal vote

Sunday marks one year since the result of the 8th amendment referendum was announced.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar confirms independent review will be carried out into an abortion at the National Maternity Hospital Abortion

Varadkar confirms independent review will be carried out into an abortion at the National Maternity Hospital

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said his heart goes out to the couple involved in the case.

From TheJournal.ie HSE to spend up to €60k on abortion in Ireland research study Abortion

HSE to spend up to €60k on abortion in Ireland research study

Abortion services were introduced in Ireland earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why are so many US states tightening abortion laws right now? Podcast

The Explainer: Why are so many US states tightening abortion laws right now?

With a Supreme Court dominated by conservatives and a pro-life president, this type of shift in abortion legislation had been expected for some time – so what happens now?

From TheJournal.ie Trump says he's 'strongly pro-life' but supports abortion in cases of rape, incest and protecting life of mother Abortion

Trump says he's 'strongly pro-life' but supports abortion in cases of rape, incest and protecting life of mother

Trump’s comments come after several US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions.

From TheJournal.ie Couple at centre of Holles Street abortion case 'utterly, utterly devastated' Holles Street

Couple at centre of Holles Street abortion case 'utterly, utterly devastated'

An external review is due to be carried out into the circumstances around the abortion.

From TheJournal.ie External review expected to be carried out into abortion at National Maternity Hospital Holles Street

External review expected to be carried out into abortion at National Maternity Hospital

The review is expected to be carried out by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Britain.

From TheJournal.ie Peadar Tóibín hits out at larger parties: 'If you vote Fianna Fáil, you get Fine Gael' Aontú Manifesto

Peadar Tóibín hits out at larger parties: 'If you vote Fianna Fáil, you get Fine Gael'

Aontú has 53 candidates running in the local elections.

From TheJournal.ie Why are abortion laws being restricted in the US right now? The Explainer

Why are abortion laws being restricted in the US right now?

This week has seen a lot of discussion around abortion laws in the US state of Georgia and Alabama – but what is the situation countrywide?

From TheJournal.ie 'A sad day for women in Alabama' as strict abortion ban signed into law Abortion Ban

'A sad day for women in Alabama' as strict abortion ban signed into law

The legislation would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a crime punishable by up to 99 years in prison.

From TheJournal.ie 99-year prison terms and no exceptions for rape victims as Alabama senate passes toughest abortion ban bill in US Abortion

99-year prison terms and no exceptions for rape victims as Alabama senate passes toughest abortion ban bill in US

Performing an abortion could see doctors handed 99-year prison sentences.

From TheJournal.ie Actress Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike to protest abortion laws in Georgia Alyssa Milano

Actress Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike to protest abortion laws in Georgia

A list of Hollywood stars had threatened in late March to refuse to work in Georgia if it adopted the new abortion restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie Row breaks out in Alabama senate over 'foetal heartbeat' abortion law Roe V Wade

Row breaks out in Alabama senate over 'foetal heartbeat' abortion law

If Alabama’s new laws are challenged, pro-life politicians are hoping it will eventually be brought before the Supreme Court.

From TheJournal.ie Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place Rotunda Hospital

Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place

The HSE has said that “service demand remains within the predicted limits” in relation to abortion services.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says they've run into 'real difficulties' around legislating for exclusion zones at GP surgeries Abortion Services

Taoiseach says they've run into 'real difficulties' around legislating for exclusion zones at GP surgeries

Varadkar says government needs to ensure they are on solid ground if one is going to restrict the right to protest.

From TheJournal.ie Together for Yes activists named on Time magazine's top 100 list of most influential people Icons

Together for Yes activists named on Time magazine's top 100 list of most influential people

Grainne Griffin, Ailbhe Smyth and Orla O’Connor were named in the ‘Icons’ section of the list.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you're the only GP providing abortion services in an area, you are open to protests' Michael Harty

'If you're the only GP providing abortion services in an area, you are open to protests'

Clare TD Dr Michael Harty, who is also the chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, spoke to TheJournal.ie about the challenges for GPs in implementing abortion services.

From TheJournal.ie Illegal medicines: 740 abortion pills were seized in Ireland last year Hpra

Illegal medicines: 740 abortion pills were seized in Ireland last year

Of the 619,213 dosage units seized, 36% were sedatives, 18% were erectile dysfunction medicines, and 16% were anabolic steroids.

From TheJournal.ie Man who ran HSE copycat website claims it helped 'save five or six women and babies from abortion' Crisis Pregnancy

Man who ran HSE copycat website claims it helped 'save five or six women and babies from abortion'

Eamonn Murphy was ordered to stop operating a site under a name similar to the HSE’s ‘My Options’ service.

From TheJournal.ie Minister appoints counsellor board that will deal with 'rogue' psychotherapists and crisis pregnancy agencies Regulations

Minister appoints counsellor board that will deal with 'rogue' psychotherapists and crisis pregnancy agencies

The board’s work will take a minimum of two years to complete.

From TheJournal.ie My Options web chat to be rolled out after concerns over phone line from disability campaigners Deaf Community
From TheJournal.ie Dublin Lord Mayor defends hosting gathering for unregulated crisis pregnancy agency Gianna Care

Dublin Lord Mayor defends hosting gathering for unregulated crisis pregnancy agency

Gianna Care has been criticised by pro-choice groups for giving inaccurate medical information.

From TheJournal.ie Pregnant woman with '15% chance of delivery' given list of UK hospitals to get abortion, Dáil hears Portiuncula Hospital This post contains videos

Pregnant woman with '15% chance of delivery' given list of UK hospitals to get abortion, Dáil hears

Ruth Coppinger TD told the Dáil she had been contacted by a woman who shared her story.

From TheJournal.ie 'Very disturbing': Longford GP surgery spray painted with anti-abortion graffiti overnight Longford

'Very disturbing': Longford GP surgery spray painted with anti-abortion graffiti overnight

Gardaí are investigating a report of criminal damage to the premise in Leader Park.

From TheJournal.ie Teen rape victim who gave birth to stillborn baby released from prison in El Salvador Evelyn Hernandez

Teen rape victim who gave birth to stillborn baby released from prison in El Salvador

Evelyn Hernandez was accused of murdering her baby after she gave birth in a makeshift bathroom in her home.

From TheJournal.ie Bogus abortion site still appearing on Google - but new law would enable takedown of 'harmful' content Myoptions

Bogus abortion site still appearing on Google - but new law would enable takedown of 'harmful' content

The creation of a digital safety commissioner has been mooted as a way of tackling the effects of harmful online content.

From TheJournal.ie 'The law is the law': Rotunda maternity hospital told to offer abortions up to 12 weeks, not 11 Abortion Legislation

'The law is the law': Rotunda maternity hospital told to offer abortions up to 12 weeks, not 11

Last month, it was reported that the Rotunda would not provide abortions for women at more than 11 weeks’ gestation.

From TheJournal.ie Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out Attorney General

Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out

Women in Northern Ireland can access abortion services here, but it will cost them €450, the Dáil was told yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Rats out of the HSE': Protesters want external probe into claims abortion details were leaked Abortion

'Rats out of the HSE': Protesters want external probe into claims abortion details were leaked

The HSE is probing claims that a woman was phoned and harassed by a man who had obtained her personal information.

From TheJournal.ie Counsellor registration board to be announced, bringing 'rogue' unplanned pregnancy agency regulations one step closer Abortion Services

Counsellor registration board to be announced, bringing 'rogue' unplanned pregnancy agency regulations one step closer

It could be a number of years before these ‘counsellors’ are outlawed.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-abortion protesters say they received 'reliable information' on abortions taking place in Drogheda hospital Our Lady Of Lourdes

Anti-abortion protesters say they received 'reliable information' on abortions taking place in Drogheda hospital

This is at least the second time this year that people have protested outside the hospital.

From TheJournal.ie 'Grotesque and reprehensible': Harris 'extraordinarily concerned' over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion Investigation

'Grotesque and reprehensible': Harris 'extraordinarily concerned' over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion

A number of investigations are under way into the allegations, which were first reported by TheJournal.ie yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Multiple investigations under way over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at NMH Abortion

Multiple investigations under way over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at NMH

Health Minister Simon Harris has said he is very concerned about the alleged case, and has launched an investigation.

From TheJournal.ie HSE to investigate alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at Dublin maternity hospital Abortion

HSE to investigate alleged leak of patient's details after abortion at Dublin maternity hospital

A message shared on Twitter alleges a woman was contacted via an unknown number and verbally harassed.

From TheJournal.ie Coombe hospital denies board intervened to refuse abortion for woman with a fatal foetal diagnosis Abortion

Coombe hospital denies board intervened to refuse abortion for woman with a fatal foetal diagnosis

Earlier Ruth Coppinger told the Dáil that two doctors confirmed it was a fatal foetal abnormality, but the board refused the abortion.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'The debate on abortion isn't over and don't expect that it ever will be' Opinion

Opinion: 'The debate on abortion isn't over and don't expect that it ever will be'

The experience in the US shows that the divisive abortion debate will continue, writes Larry Donnelly.

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