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#Abortion

From TheJournal.ie 'Callous and sinister' - Anger at white crosses 'symbolising a child's grave' along Letterkenny roads Donegal

'Callous and sinister' - Anger at white crosses 'symbolising a child's grave' along Letterkenny roads

It is understood that Donegal County Council is now in the process of removing them.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: It's 'only a matter of time' before a woman dies after taking abortion pills unsupervised The Eighth

Leo Varadkar: It's 'only a matter of time' before a woman dies after taking abortion pills unsupervised

The Taoiseach told RTÉ about why he’s voting ‘Yes’.

From TheJournal.ie Trump to deny funds to family planning clinics that discuss abortion Gag Rule

Trump to deny funds to family planning clinics that discuss abortion

Trump is to announce the move today.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-life group says the 'No' on Ben Bulben was 'vandalised' and removed I Will Arise And Go Now

Pro-life group says the 'No' on Ben Bulben was 'vandalised' and removed

Pictures from this morning show only remnants of the sign remaining.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm not amoral, not stupid, and not promiscuous. I took every precaution. I still got pregnant' Column

'I'm not amoral, not stupid, and not promiscuous. I took every precaution. I still got pregnant'

“Am I selfish for taking control of my own fate rather than simply letting life happen to me? I do not see it that way.”

From TheJournal.ie An Taisce lodges complaint over huge 'No' sign placed on Benbulben by pro-life group I Will Arise And No Now

An Taisce lodges complaint over huge 'No' sign placed on Benbulben by pro-life group

Work on the sign began at 4am this morning and it has now been completed.

From TheJournal.ie Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again' Eighth Amendment

Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again'

She said women need to be “placed at the centre of their own care”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Using the phrase 'social abortions' to try to publicly shame us is not okay' Choice

'Using the phrase 'social abortions' to try to publicly shame us is not okay'

Two women shared their abortion stories for the first time today and asked not to be shamed for their decisions.

From TheJournal.ie Does the media influence your vote on the referendum? Have your say Abortion

Does the media influence your vote on the referendum? Have your say

TheJournal.ie is partnering with UCC and UCD psychologists in study of factors that influence voting decisions.

From TheJournal.ie TFMR Ireland: 'It was difficult being talked about when we were right there in the room' 8th Ref This post contains videos

TFMR Ireland: 'It was difficult being talked about when we were right there in the room'

The group has asked not be to be left out of the campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion rates and Christy Moore's appeal in focus as campaign nears the end Campaign Trail This post contains videos

Abortion rates and Christy Moore's appeal in focus as campaign nears the end

Moore says that he was called a “wife-swapping sodomite” at a campaign march many years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the Eighth referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are live debates influencing how you'll vote in the Eighth referendum?

An Irish Times poll has indicated that 17% of people are still undecided about how they’ll vote.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion poll: Repeal side still leads with a week to go but it is losing support Referendum

Opinion poll: Repeal side still leads with a week to go but it is losing support

A new Irish Times poll outs the gap between the two sides at 12 percentage points.

From TheJournal.ie How do Ireland's proposed abortion laws compare with Europe? The Law

How do Ireland's proposed abortion laws compare with Europe?

It has been compared to the UK, but how does it stack up to other countries?

From TheJournal.ie Catherine Noone says pro-life booklet is attempt to 'fool' voters Eighth Amendment

Catherine Noone says pro-life booklet is attempt to 'fool' voters

Save the 8th has rejected her claim.

From TheJournal.ie Government to provide more free condoms to tackle crisis pregnancies Free Contraception

Government to provide more free condoms to tackle crisis pregnancies

Consideration is also being given to the extension of the provision of the morning-after pill.

From TheJournal.ie Catherine Noone: Claire Byrne Live debate was 'a demeaning environment' 8th Ref This post contains videos

Catherine Noone: Claire Byrne Live debate was 'a demeaning environment'

The Senator said there was “a level of aggression” from the No side that she found difficult.

From TheJournal.ie 26 psychiatrists write to Simon Harris with concerns about Eighth legislation Eighth Amendment

26 psychiatrists write to Simon Harris with concerns about Eighth legislation

The letter states that it was misleading for the government to “continually present abortion as a form of ‘treatment’.”

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says 14-year penalty for abortion pills could be enforced in the future if No vote prevails Referendum

Varadkar says 14-year penalty for abortion pills could be enforced in the future if No vote prevails

The Taoiseach today ruled out the chance of a second referendum being held.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dehumanising and heartbreaking': TFMR group complain to RTÉ over Claire Byrne Live debate Abortion

'Dehumanising and heartbreaking': TFMR group complain to RTÉ over Claire Byrne Live debate

The broadcast has drawn criticism from a number of people.

From TheJournal.ie Council won't reverse cancellation of Eighth Amendment book event in spite of councillors' vote Literary Festival

Council won't reverse cancellation of Eighth Amendment book event in spite of councillors' vote

The Council has said it can’t be seen to be using public funding to support either side.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of Irish women have been made 'refugees' by Eighth Amendment, says former Supreme Court justice Referendum

Thousands of Irish women have been made 'refugees' by Eighth Amendment, says former Supreme Court justice

Lawyers for Yes has published an online database of legal professionals who are in favour of a Yes vote.

From TheJournal.ie GP who supports No vote rejects Coveney claim that 'there will be no abortion clinics in Ireland' Abortion Laws

GP who supports No vote rejects Coveney claim that 'there will be no abortion clinics in Ireland'

The Tánaiste asserted in an op-ed that “there will be no abortion clinics in Ireland”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should referendum groups be allowed campaign to secondary school students? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should referendum groups be allowed campaign to secondary school students?

Pro Life Donegal urged principals of schools to get religion teachers to show an hour long video featuring images of aborted foetuses.

From TheJournal.ie Secondary students tell pro-life groups to stay away from campaigning in schools 8thRef

Secondary students tell pro-life groups to stay away from campaigning in schools

Schools across the country were sent letters in the last week asking for a promotional DVD to be played to students in the senior cycle.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Does the Eighth have to be repealed to legislate for fatal foetal abnormality cases? Your Questions

Q&A: Does the Eighth have to be repealed to legislate for fatal foetal abnormality cases?

The government’s legal advice and the position of the courts on the Eighth Amendment have tied the hands of legislators in the past.

From TheJournal.ie McGrath accuses Taoiseach of lobbying for ban on online referendum adverts The Eighth

McGrath accuses Taoiseach of lobbying for ban on online referendum adverts

The No side said earlier this week that the government had a hand in lobbying for the Google decision to ban all adverts.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment? Eighth Amendment

Q&A: Can pregnant women receive cancer treatment?

Women are advised against getting pregnant while receiving cancer treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: If the Eighth is repealed, what role would the Supreme Court play in abortion laws? Eighth Q And A

Q&A: If the Eighth is repealed, what role would the Supreme Court play in abortion laws?

Could we see judicial interference? Constitutional expert Assistant Professor David Kenny examines the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Bishop suggests that abortion after rape is 'sometimes far worse' than rape itself The Eighth

Bishop suggests that abortion after rape is 'sometimes far worse' than rape itself

The Bishop of Ossory Dr Dermot Farrell expressed concerns that if the Eighth was repealed “it would be difficult to restrict”.

From TheJournal.ie The new head of the GP union is younger than Simon Harris - and has a big battle on his hands Maitiú ó Tuathail

The new head of the GP union is younger than Simon Harris - and has a big battle on his hands

Ireland’s newest doctors are fleeing the country – but the latest head of Ireland’s GP union, the NAGP, Maitiú Ó Tuathail is only 29.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie No campaigners say Google's ban on ads is attempt to rig referendum for Yes side Disproportionate

No campaigners say Google's ban on ads is attempt to rig referendum for Yes side

At a joint press conference today, No campaigners said that the move was taken out of fear the No side might win.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

More CervicalCheck controversy, Facebook bans foreign Eighth ads and Trump pulls out of Iran deal – it’s the evening fix.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie 'I couldn't believe the injustice': Irish grandparents explain why they're voting Yes Grandparents For Repeal

'I couldn't believe the injustice': Irish grandparents explain why they're voting Yes

Parents of women who had received a fatal foetal diagnosis and travelled to the UK for a termination shared their stories today.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says graphic posters hung outside his constituency office are upsetting to him and his family Bray

Harris says graphic posters hung outside his constituency office are upsetting to him and his family

The posters do not comply with electoral legislation.

From TheJournal.ie The deadline to register to vote is today, here's what you need to know Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

The deadline to register to vote is today, here's what you need to know

It’s not too late to register but you need to get your skates on.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook announces a ban of all Eighth referendum ads from foreign sources The Eighth

Facebook announces a ban of all Eighth referendum ads from foreign sources

Facebook said that it will not allow any ads coming from foreign sources which are deemed to be “attempting to influence the outcome of the vote on May 25″.