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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 'Today we tell them - 'Take our hand': The Referendum in Quotes Say That Again

'Today we tell them - 'Take our hand': The Referendum in Quotes

Some of the more memorable moments.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin says making up his mind on abortion has been a 'long and challenging process' Referendum

Micheál Martin says making up his mind on abortion has been a 'long and challenging process'

The Fianna Fáil leader said each person ‘has a personal responsibility as a citizen’ to decide where they stand on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Here's how many women and girls travel to the UK for abortions 8th Amendment This post contains videos

Q&A: Here's how many women and girls travel to the UK for abortions

More than 170,000 females have travelled to another country for a termination since 1980.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: 'I approach the abortion issue from a pro-life perspective, but we need to end the status quo' Personal Journey

Coveney: 'I approach the abortion issue from a pro-life perspective, but we need to end the status quo'

For the first time, the Tánaiste speaks of his family’s own personal tragedy in pregnancy.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald: 'I would prefer if Peadar Tóibín was not speaking out on abortion in this way' Abortion Referendum

McDonald: 'I would prefer if Peadar Tóibín was not speaking out on abortion in this way'

The Sinn Féin leader said party members that vote against party policy in the Dáil will face consequences.

From pro-life to pro-choice: When compassion becomes the root of your response

‘It’s 2004 and I am 16-years-old.’

'I am pro-choice and always will be': Vogue Williams responds to criticism from pro-life Twitter users

Pro-life Twitter users find it “bizarre” that Vogue is both pregnant and pro-choice.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment to be held on Friday 25 May Abortion

Referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment to be held on Friday 25 May

Minister Eoghan Murphy made the announcement this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks Opinion Poll

About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says she isn’t sure if the referendum will pass.

From TheJournal.ie 'Negative tactics': Pro-choice group anger as "repeal8th.ie" redirects to pro-life website The Eighth

'Negative tactics': Pro-choice group anger as "repeal8th.ie" redirects to pro-life website

The URL repealeight.ie brings users to a pro-choice website but repealeighth.ie is a pro-life site.

From TheJournal.ie 'Good, measured debate' - Fine Gael TDs met for almost five hours to talk about abortion Behind Closed Doors

'Good, measured debate' - Fine Gael TDs met for almost five hours to talk about abortion

A two-day debate on the abortion issue kicks off on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll Eighth Amendment

Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll

A referendum is set to be held on the issue next year.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: '70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'

Representatives from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and support group One Day More addressed the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

From TheJournal.ie Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance Iona Institute

Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance

Professor Patricia Casey has accused the committee of being biased.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis vote to protect rights of the unborn Abortion

Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis vote to protect rights of the unborn

An opposing motion was defeated by a vote of party members.

From TheJournal.ie Over half of voters would back a limited liberalisation of Ireland's abortion law Eighth Amendment

Over half of voters would back a limited liberalisation of Ireland's abortion law

A referendum on the topic is set to take place next year.

From TheJournal.ie How Dublin's March for Choice was reported around the world The Eighth

How Dublin's March for Choice was reported around the world

Reuters, the New York Times and French newspaper Le Monde covered the demonstration.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Thousands take part in March for Choice in Dublin city centre The Eighth

Photos: Thousands take part in March for Choice in Dublin city centre

Meanwhile, the pro-life campaign is holding awareness events at 21 locations across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Today's March for Choice comes at a vital time for Ireland's abortion debate The Eighth

Today's March for Choice comes at a vital time for Ireland's abortion debate

It is the sixth annual march by the Abortion Rights Campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today Eighth Amendment

Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today

Abortion providers have criticised organisers for ‘intimidating’ women.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands attend pro-life demonstration in Dublin Rally For Life

Thousands attend pro-life demonstration in Dublin

A referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment is expected to take place next year.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion committee meets for the first time and elects Senator Catherine Noone as chairperson Citizens Assembly

Abortion committee meets for the first time and elects Senator Catherine Noone as chairperson

The Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution met in private today.

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 Irish women account for seven in 10 non-resident abortions carried out in UK Women's Health

Irish women account for seven in 10 non-resident abortions carried out in UK

More than 3,200 women and girls travelled from Ireland to the UK for terminations last year.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion: 95% of Irish women who used pills to end pregnancy 'didn't need surgical intervention' Abortion Pills

Abortion: 95% of Irish women who used pills to end pregnancy 'didn't need surgical intervention'

Study from the British Medical Journal say the pills offer ‘an alternative to unsafe methods’

From TheJournal.ie No repeal: Citizens’ Assembly recommends replacing or amending Eighth Amendment Abortion This post contains videos

No repeal: Citizens’ Assembly recommends replacing or amending Eighth Amendment

The Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendation will be sent to the Oireachtas.

From TheJournal.ie Texas politician hits out at abortion law with 'satirical' anti-masturbation law Man’s Right To Know

Texas politician hits out at abortion law with 'satirical' anti-masturbation law

Under Jessica Farrar’s proposal, men would be fined for masturbating.

From TheJournal.ie Strike4Repeal: Ireland's pro-choice marchers made international headlines The World Is Watching This post contains videos

Strike4Repeal: Ireland's pro-choice marchers made international headlines

BBC, CNN and the Huffington Post were among the outlets to cover it.

From TheJournal.ie Face-off as pro-life and pro-choice campaigners protest on Dame St Eighth Amendment

Face-off as pro-life and pro-choice campaigners protest on Dame St

The ad-hoc protest involved hundreds of pro-choice campaigners who had earlier taken part in the Strike for Repeal protest.

From TheJournal.ie Citizens' Assembly told repealing the Eighth doesn't necessarily mean a right to abortion Abortion

Citizens' Assembly told repealing the Eighth doesn't necessarily mean a right to abortion

This weekend’s two-day session has been lengthened to accommodate a hefty work programme.

From TheJournal.ie The woman whose Roe v Wade court case legalised abortion in the US has died aged 69 Complex Character

The woman whose Roe v Wade court case legalised abortion in the US has died aged 69

Norma McCorvey actually became a pro-life activist in later life.

From TheJournal.ie Strike4Repeal to stage walkout on 8 March Strike4Repeal

Strike4Repeal to stage walkout on 8 March

A number of businesses will also support their staff in walking out.

From TheJournal.ie Citizens' Assembly chair says balance 'fundamental' following criticism from anti-abortion groups Eighth Amendment

Citizens' Assembly chair says balance 'fundamental' following criticism from anti-abortion groups

Supreme Court judge Ms Justice Mary Laffoy reaffirmed a commitment to balance.

From TheJournal.ie 'Repeal' bus to distribute abortion pills in cities and colleges around Ireland Eighth Amendment

'Repeal' bus to distribute abortion pills in cities and colleges around Ireland

Rosa said the tour will “provide direct assistance to those in need of safe abortion pills”.

From TheJournal.ie Activists threaten strike action if there's no abortion referendum by 8 March Eighth Amendment

Activists threaten strike action if there's no abortion referendum by 8 March

The Abortion Rights Campaign, Outhouse, the Anti-Racism Network are in support of the proposed strike action.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-life group wants to raise €18,000 to fund Facebook page targeting Irish teens Family And Life

Pro-life group wants to raise €18,000 to fund Facebook page targeting Irish teens

Family and Life’s director David Manly has said there has been increased interest in secondary school presentations by his organisation.

From TheJournal.ie Citizens' Assembly receives over 13,000 submissions about abortion Eighth Amendment

Citizens' Assembly receives over 13,000 submissions about abortion

The assembly may choose to hear oral presentations from any group or individual who made a submission to assist in its deliberations.

From TheJournal.ie Six in ten people want abortion to be decriminalised in Northern Ireland Women's Health

Six in ten people want abortion to be decriminalised in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where abortion is illegal, except where continuing a pregnancy would cause a serious risk to the mother’s health.

From TheJournal.ie 'Any politician that says repealing the Eighth doesn't come up on the doorsteps is living in cloud cuckoo land' Political Hand Grenade

'Any politician that says repealing the Eighth doesn't come up on the doorsteps is living in cloud cuckoo land'

With the political landscape so uncertain, the current government is unlikely to rush a referendum through.

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