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From TheJournal.ie Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week Edging Closer

Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week

It is likely the landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil at the earliest next week.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris says timeline for abortion services to be available in January remains unchanged No Delay

Simon Harris says timeline for abortion services to be available in January remains unchanged

The health minister has asked politicians to co-operate, and allow for the speedy passage of the legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Harris hails 'significant step' as contract agreed with doctors for the provision of abortion services Fine Details

Harris hails 'significant step' as contract agreed with doctors for the provision of abortion services

The contract will be offered by the HSE to medical practitioners who express an interest in providing such services.

From TheJournal.ie Peadar Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin for six months for voting against abortion legislation Disciplined

Peadar Tóibín suspended from Sinn Féin for six months for voting against abortion legislation

Tóibín said the issue of abortion is far more important than his job in Leinster house.

From TheJournal.ie 'Disciplinary proceedings' to be initiated against Tóibín for breaking ranks on abortion legislation Termination Of Pregnancy

'Disciplinary proceedings' to be initiated against Tóibín for breaking ranks on abortion legislation

The Termination of Pregnancy Bill passed by 102 votes to 12.

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 Opinion: Ireland's law on abortion is a shambles entirely of the State’s creation Pregnancy

Opinion: Ireland's law on abortion is a shambles entirely of the State’s creation

The case of Ms Y highlights the cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment girls and women are subjected to because of Ireland’s abortion laws.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We must repeal the eighth amendment Abortion

Opinion: We must repeal the eighth amendment

The presence of the eighth amendment is putting the life, health or well-being of certain pregnant woman at risk.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Reducing harm to sentient beings should be central to abortion laws Abortion

Opinion: Reducing harm to sentient beings should be central to abortion laws

If Irish society is serious about reducing harm to pregnant women, including the harms of disrespecting their autonomy and bodily integrity, the state needs to change how it thinks about pregnancy and abortion.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Support for suicidal woman was complicated, not assisted, by abortion legislation Abortion

Opinion: Support for suicidal woman was complicated, not assisted, by abortion legislation

The legislation introduced last year has proved itself to be barbaric and unworkable.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A law that protects no one – the Eighth Amendment sees women as incubators Abortion

Opinion: A law that protects no one – the Eighth Amendment sees women as incubators

This case has sent a clear message to women in Ireland: if you are suicidal and need an abortion, it is highly unlikely that you will get one.

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 'Rally for Life' protest to call for referendum on abortion bill Abortion

'Rally for Life' protest to call for referendum on abortion bill

The pro-life rally will call for the Taoiseach to put the Protection in Life During Pregnancy Bill to the people of Ireland in a referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I have always considered myself pro-choice, but I can't support the proposed abortion bill Opinion

Column: I have always considered myself pro-choice, but I can't support the proposed abortion bill

Colm Keaveney TD explains that if the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 is initiated in the Dáil reflecting the contents and detail of the Heads of Bill that were recently discussed before the Joint Committee on Health, he will be unable to support it.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate Opinion

Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate

Tracey Holsgrove explains the agony of contemplating how to proceed with her pregnancy after learning of her baby’s condition – and why she is a firm pro-choice advocate.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris responds to criticism over abortion position Simon Harris

Simon Harris responds to criticism over abortion position

The Fine Gael TD said he was against introducing abortion in Ireland – but denied that he had intentionally ‘liked’ a particular comment on his Facebook page which expressed opposition abortion.