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#reproductive rights

From TheJournal.ie US Supreme Court to hear challenge to controversial Louisiana abortion law Reproductive Rights

US Supreme Court to hear challenge to controversial Louisiana abortion law

The case is seen as a test for two new judges appointed by Donald Trump.

From TheJournal.ie US judge blocks state law that would ban abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy Missouri

US judge blocks state law that would ban abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy

A judge in Kansas City said the law violates a previous Supreme Court ruling.

From TheJournal.ie China looks set to scrap its two-child policy by 2020 Family Planning

China looks set to scrap its two-child policy by 2020

Removing the limit could spell the end of nearly 40 years of restrictions on having children.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'In an ideal world abortion would never be needed, but we can't wish it away'

Today’s hearing focused on mental health, and medical and international law.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our reproductive health laws have come to the attention of the UN Torture Committee' Column

'Our reproductive health laws have come to the attention of the UN Torture Committee'

Ireland’s abortion laws are cruel, inhuman, degrading and discriminatory, writes Niall Behan.

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 Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year' Eighth Amendment

Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'

“If I’m the Irish government, I should take responsibility for Irish women,” Professor Arulkumaran told TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie My abortion: 'I don't want to be eternally attached to someone I do not love' Reproductive Rights

My abortion: 'I don't want to be eternally attached to someone I do not love'

I feel like a woman and for the first time I feel like a responsible adult who made a very painful decision for all the right reasons.

From TheJournal.ie 'When the fasten seatbelt light illuminates, my right to decide what happens to my body is paused' Abortion Rights

'When the fasten seatbelt light illuminates, my right to decide what happens to my body is paused'

I’m an ex-pat in London but I turned the frustration I felt about Ireland’s lack of reproductive rights into action, writes Cara Sanquest.

From TheJournal.ie What Irish women want: 'We must demand what is right and challenge what is frightening' International Women's Day

What Irish women want: 'We must demand what is right and challenge what is frightening'

What does it mean to be a woman in 2017 and what are women’s hopes for equality and fairness?

From TheJournal.ie Debate Room: Can you be pro-life and a feminist? Read Me

Debate Room: Can you be pro-life and a feminist?

Is it possible to oppose abortion rights and still call yourself a feminist?

From TheJournal.ie Nollaig na mBan 2017: 'Do we trust Irish women to make the best decisions for themselves in pregnancy?' Column

Nollaig na mBan 2017: 'Do we trust Irish women to make the best decisions for themselves in pregnancy?'

On Nollaig na mBan, a day when traditionally women celebrate their Christmas, 12 women are travelling abroad for healthcare that is unavailable to them here, writes Orla O’Connor.

From TheJournal.ie Lena Dunham apologises after saying she 'wished she had an abortion' Delusional Girl Persona

Lena Dunham apologises after saying she 'wished she had an abortion'

The actor and writer blamed the comments on her “delusional girl persona”.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion: 'Rights of tomorrow’s women continue to be abridged by yesterday’s men' Read Me

Abortion: 'Rights of tomorrow’s women continue to be abridged by yesterday’s men'

America’s new VP, Mike Pence, embodies a worrying strand of male influence within the reproductive rights debate, writes Ronan Mullen.

This moving dedication in Gloria Steinem's new book is going viral

Steinem thanked the doctor who gave her an abortion 58 years ago.

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 Column: Ireland's reproductive revolution – are women now in control? Opinion

Column: Ireland's reproductive revolution – are women now in control?

Irish women have been actively demanding the freedom to choose when or if they become pregnant for over 40 years; a great deal has changed regarding contraception, but have we come far enough? asks Fiona Dunkin.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Change to the Constitution is needed in order to protect women’s lives Opinion

Column: Change to the Constitution is needed in order to protect women’s lives

The recently completed HSE report into the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar’s death has pointed to Ireland’s unworkable legal situation as a significant factor in her medical treatment, writes Clara Fischer.

From TheJournal.ie 'Over 2,000' attend sit-down protest for Savita at Leinster House Savita

'Over 2,000' attend sit-down protest for Savita at Leinster House

Demonstrators sat on the ground during a moment of silence, while speakers argued for legislation on abortion.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for X Case legislation after woman denied an abortion dies in Galway hospital Savita

Calls for X Case legislation after woman denied an abortion dies in Galway hospital

Savita Halappanavar died from septicaemia following a miscarriage which lasted almost three days. She repeatedly asked for the foetus to be removed but her requests were turned down.

From TheJournal.ie New figures show outcome of pregnancies as a result of rape Rape

New figures show outcome of pregnancies as a result of rape

More than half of women who became pregnant after rape went on to parent the child.