Dealing definitively with abortion in Ireland

  On 20 June, Health Minister Simon Harris said Ireland must deal with abortion “definitively” after two women who had attempted suicide more than once were refused abortions, though both should have been permitted a legal abortion. The Abortion Support … Continued

A Correction and a Response to: Abortion by telemedicine, an equitable option for Irish women

Aiken and colleagues analysed self-reported outcome data submitted to a telemedicine clinic by 1,000 women four weeks after receipt and use of mifepristone and misoprostol to end an early pregnancy (among a total of 1,636 who were sent these drugs, 158 of whom confirmed not using the drugs). The women lived in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland, where abortion laws are among the most restrictive in the world.

Ireland: “FF TD [member of parliament] told us he arranged an abortion for his niece, but he was against abortion”

The X-ile Project’s online gallery of women who shared experiences of abortion has grown to 50 photos. On December 10th, 2015, 11 portraits of women were posted online to a new website. Nothing unusual or remarkable about that entirely routine … Continued

Irish Citizens’ Assembly votes for constitutional change and yes to 13 possible grounds for abortion by a large majority

The remit of the Citizens’ Assembly in Ireland, which began meeting in October 2016, was to consider the views of the country on the future of the 8th amendment to the Irish Constitution, which gives an equal right to life … Continued

Irish Citizens’ Assembly to vote on abortion law recommendation

 The 100-strong Citizens’ Assembly will meet for the final time to consider the future of the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution this weekend and vote on whether to recommend any change to the State’s abortion laws. The Eighth Amendment, … Continued

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