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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 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From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Does the Eighth have to be repealed to legislate for fatal foetal abnormality cases?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Q&A: Does the Eighth have to be repealed to legislate for fatal foetal abnormality cases?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 Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited Eighth Amendment

Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited

The public will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment next year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Some parents have to open the coffin every two hours to put in ice-packs so remains stay cool' Fatal Foetal Abnormality

'Some parents have to open the coffin every two hours to put in ice-packs so remains stay cool'

How many more girls are our government prepared to abuse while they delay a referendum on the Eighth Amendment, asks Gerry Edwards.

From TheJournal.ie Woman subjected to 'grossly offensive comments' on fatal foetal abnormality on 98FM show Dublin Talks

Woman subjected to 'grossly offensive comments' on fatal foetal abnormality on 98FM show

A caller into the Dublin Talks show was also said to have “made allusions to her complicity in what he considered to be murder”.

From TheJournal.ie A couple are live-tweeting their trip to the UK for an abortion due to a fatal foetal abnormality Fatal Foetal Abnormality

A couple are live-tweeting their trip to the UK for an abortion due to a fatal foetal abnormality

They say that their child has been diagnosed with Edwards syndrome, which could mean their child will only live for minutes or hours.

From TheJournal.ie 'I cannot save my daughter, and it destroys me. The one kindness we can do is shield her from pain' Column

'I cannot save my daughter, and it destroys me. The one kindness we can do is shield her from pain'

An Irish couple who are expecting a baby, and who received a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality, write about their ordeal for TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie Mick Wallace's bill on fatal foetal abnormalities has been defeated Abortion

Mick Wallace's bill on fatal foetal abnormalities has been defeated

It was defeated by 95 votes to 45.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is Mick Wallace's abortion bill and why is it causing so much controversy? Explainer
From TheJournal.ie Daly reads woman's letter: 'My son's ashes will be delivered along with Amazon and eBay purchases' Dáil

Daly reads woman's letter: 'My son's ashes will be delivered along with Amazon and eBay purchases'

“I do not want to terminate my baby’s life but he does not have one.”

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: 'Abortion bill is bad for women and medically inadequate' Fatal Foetal Abnormality This post contains videos

Taoiseach: 'Abortion bill is bad for women and medically inadequate'

Cabinet agrees not to take a position on bill tabled by TD Mick Wallace

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should TDs get to vote how they want on the fatal foetal abnormality bill? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should TDs get to vote how they want on the fatal foetal abnormality bill?

The bill is being tabled by Mick Wallace and is under discussion by Cabinet today.

From TheJournal.ie 'The pain and suffering is etched in my memory': TD takes emotional stand during fatal foetal abnormalities debate Eighth Amendment

'The pain and suffering is etched in my memory': TD takes emotional stand during fatal foetal abnormalities debate

Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell was speaking before the Dáil this evening.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Who got it right in this abortion debate between Ruth Coppinger and Cora Sherlock? Factcheck

FactCheck: Who got it right in this abortion debate between Ruth Coppinger and Cora Sherlock?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck attempts to resolve an argument over abortion facts on Tonight with Vincent Browne last night.

From TheJournal.ie Irish couple on the difficult choice they faced after their baby was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality Heartbreaking

Irish couple on the difficult choice they faced after their baby was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality

Michelle and Vin Manley spent three hours with their son before he died – but they say there’s no right decision for couples faced with the same decision as they were.

From TheJournal.ie Women shouldn't have to sell household items or take out short-term loans to afford an abortion Opinion

Women shouldn't have to sell household items or take out short-term loans to afford an abortion

While over 90% of abortions in England are performed in the first trimester of pregnancy, fatal foetal abnormalities and pregnancies resulting from sexual violence are often the exception.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was walking around with my baby growing inside me knowing she could die at any moment' Opinion

'I was walking around with my baby growing inside me knowing she could die at any moment'

Arlette Lyons writes about her experience of having to travel to Liverpool to have a termination when she found out her baby had no chance of survival.

From TheJournal.ie Paul Bradford: "There are no such babies as babies with fatal foetal abnormalities" Seanad

Paul Bradford: "There are no such babies as babies with fatal foetal abnormalities"

The Senator said that there are babies with “life-limiting conditions”.

From TheJournal.ie Belfast court rules abortion should be available in cases of rape and fatal foetal abnormality Landmark Ruling

Belfast court rules abortion should be available in cases of rape and fatal foetal abnormality

“It does not protect morals to export the problem to another jurisdiction and then turn a blind eye.”

From TheJournal.ie 'In Ireland, Helen would go to jail': Graham Linehan speaks of wife's abortion after fatal foetal diagnosis Abortion This post contains videos

'In Ireland, Helen would go to jail': Graham Linehan speaks of wife's abortion after fatal foetal diagnosis

The couple decided to highlight their story as part of Amnesty International’s campaign to decriminalise abortion in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Strange': Rebel TD kicked off committee after he seeks abortion hearings

'Strange': Rebel TD kicked off committee after he seeks abortion hearings

Labour has denied there is any connection between Michael McNamara’s removal from the health committee and his attempt to hold hearings on abortion.

From TheJournal.ie We all have dreams as young girls. Having a termination is not one of them. Opinion

We all have dreams as young girls. Having a termination is not one of them.

I never knew all the things that could go wrong with a pregnancy… until they happened. Life can throw your dreams upside down.

From TheJournal.ie Rebel TD kicked off committee after just ONE day Man Overboard

Rebel TD kicked off committee after just ONE day

Michael McNamara’s not having a great week.

From TheJournal.ie Other families' bravery made me talk about my daughter Ella - Boyd Barrett Fatal Foetal Abnormality This post contains videos

Other families' bravery made me talk about my daughter Ella - Boyd Barrett

The People Before Profit TD recounted his own personal tragedy in a Dáil debate in February.

From TheJournal.ie My child was diagnosed as 'incompatible with life' but I'm glad Clare Daly's bill was voted down Pregnancy

My child was diagnosed as 'incompatible with life' but I'm glad Clare Daly's bill was voted down

A change in the law could help to establish a culture where a ‘choice’ soon becomes an expectation.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why does this Government refuse to hold a referendum on abortion? Eighth Amendment

Column: Why does this Government refuse to hold a referendum on abortion?

81% of respondents to a recent poll indicated they wanted abortion allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormality. Yet 88% of TDs abstained or voted no on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie 'A shameful abandonment': Just one Labour TD defies party as Clare Daly's abortion bill voted down All Over

'A shameful abandonment': Just one Labour TD defies party as Clare Daly's abortion bill voted down

The Dáil has voted to reject a bill providing for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was raped. Legislating for abortion in rape cases wouldn't go far enough' Abortion

'I was raped. Legislating for abortion in rape cases wouldn't go far enough'

The precedent set by the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act would see a raped woman questioned, put on trial, and forced to relive the worst experiences of her life.

From TheJournal.ie "We can assure you, not a person on this earth wanted our babies to live more than we did." 8th Amendment

"We can assure you, not a person on this earth wanted our babies to live more than we did."

A bill proposed by Clare Daly will go before the Dáil on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Leo: We've no mandate for abortion referendum, Mick Wallace: That's horseshit 8th Amendment

Leo: We've no mandate for abortion referendum, Mick Wallace: That's horseshit

However, the Health Minister said he would be advocating for Fine Gael to campaign for an abortion referendum in the next election.

From TheJournal.ie "Please don't force a woman to grow a baby that is going to die" Tfmr

"Please don't force a woman to grow a baby that is going to die"

The government will vote against a bill from TD Clare Daly on termination for medical reasons.

From TheJournal.ie 'No matter what anyone says to you, you're a mammy and a daddy now' Heartbreaking

'No matter what anyone says to you, you're a mammy and a daddy now'

TDs are once again being asked to legislate for terminations for medical reasons.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Changes to abortion laws should be decided by referendum – with balanced information for voters Abortion

Opinion: Changes to abortion laws should be decided by referendum – with balanced information for voters

A poll this week found most Irish people favoured legalising abortion “where the foetus will not be born alive” – but that question is misleading, writes Niamh Ui Bhriain.

From TheJournal.ie Irish women with fatal foetal anomalies stuck on UK hospital waiting lists Terminations

Irish women with fatal foetal anomalies stuck on UK hospital waiting lists

There have been reports that Irish women have had to wait for up to a month for an appointment.

From TheJournal.ie It looks like Labour's next manifesto will commit to widening Ireland's abortion laws Abortion

It looks like Labour's next manifesto will commit to widening Ireland's abortion laws

The Tánaiste is also in favour of repealing the 8th Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'At the heart of Irish law is an inescapable fact... we are second class citizens' Human Rights

Opinion: 'At the heart of Irish law is an inescapable fact... we are second class citizens'

Enshrined into law and sanctioned in social service provision is this attitude: women in Ireland are vessels to be filled and emptied at men’s discretion.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A fatal foetal diagnosis is nobody’s fault – the deliberate lack of support by the State is. Fatal Foetal Abnormality

Opinion: A fatal foetal diagnosis is nobody’s fault – the deliberate lack of support by the State is.

Do people campaign against families faced with the heartbreaking decision to turn off the life support machine of a loved one? Cases of fatal foetal abnormality are precisely the same.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I carried my baby to term, knowing when he was born I would have to bury him Fatal Foetal Abnormality

Column: I carried my baby to term, knowing when he was born I would have to bury him

I noticed the consultant becoming quieter and more serious. ‘Have you ever heard of anencephaly?’ he said.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ireland shows no love to babies dying in their mothers' wombs Fatal Foetal Abnormality

Column: Ireland shows no love to babies dying in their mothers' wombs

I cried all day at the thought that I would have to go to a clinic in London and endure people throwing holy water and condoms at me because my nation would not help me when I needed it most.

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