Activists protest against Ireland’s new abortion services

Activists protest against Ireland's new abortion services
Pro-choice groups condemn picket of clinic as health service warns of fake websites

Rory Carroll, Ireland correspondent
Fri 4 Jan 2019

Anti-abortion activists have struck back against Ireland’s introduction of abortion services by picketing a clinic and by launching potentially misleading websites that mimic the state’s support service for unplanned pregnancies.

A group holding placards protested outside a doctor’s office in Galway on Thursday in an effort to deter women from seeking abortion pills just three days after abortion services became legal.

Continued: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/04/activists-protest-against-irelands-new-abortion-services

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Ireland – Abortion services available from January 1, but will be limited, Harris admits

Abortion services available from January 1, but will be limited, Harris admits

14/12/2018

Termination of pregnancy services will be available in Ireland from January 1 - but it will be a limited service, Health Minister Simon Harris has admitted.

The minister said it would “take time” for termination services to “fully embed” and be available in every hospital in the country.

Continued: https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/abortion-services-available-from-january-1-but-will-be-limited-harris-admits-892196.html

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Ireland – Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week

Abortion: These were the amendments passed by TDs this week

Sat Dec 1, 2018

AFTER 15 HOURS of debate this week, the abortion legislation is yet to pass Report Stage in the Dáil.

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

Continued: https://www.thejournal.ie/abortion-legislation-dail-4366901-Dec2018/

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Ireland made up its mind on abortion years ago, say campaigners

Ireland made up its mind on abortion years ago, say campaigners
Exit poll in referendum shows 75% of voters had not changed mind on issue in past five years

Lisa O'Carroll in Roscommon
Sat 26 May 2018

Ireland has profoundly changed its attitudes towards women, campaigners have said after a behavioural survey showed most voters made up their minds to repeal abortion laws years ago.

The details of an exit poll by the broadcaster RTE, released in full on Saturday morning, confounded all expectations with no urban-rural divide, little gender difference in voting and only one in 10 saying they had been influenced by posters or religion. The only age group to vote no were the over-65s.

Continued: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/26/ireland-made-up-its-mind-on-abortion-years-ago-say-campaigners

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Ireland – Facebook will not extend ban to all ads relating to referendum

Facebook will not extend ban to all ads relating to referendum
Social media giant will not follow Google’s lead with wider ban; Twitter says it has not seen any attempts to manipulate platform for purposes of referendum

May 10, 2018
Pat Leahy, Sarah Bardon, Ciara O'Brien

Facebook has said that it does not intend to follow the lead of Google and ban all ads relating to the abortion referendum.

Responding to questions from The Irish Times yesterday, a Facebook spokesman said “at the moment Facebook is not considering extending the ban on foreign ads”.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/abortion-referendum/facebook-will-not-extend-ban-to-all-ads-relating-to-referendum-1.3491114

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The Catholic Church is absent in Ireland’s abortion referendum

The Catholic Church is absent in Ireland’s abortion referendum
Abortion in Ireland is like gay marriage, emblematic of moving on from a religious past

Melanie McDonagh
5 May 2018

The Irish referendum on abortion takes place in just under three weeks’ time, and while the polls suggest a hefty majority in favour, the narrative of inexorable change towards a more liberal Ireland sometimes goes off script. At a feminist forum last month, the anarchic grande dame of Irish republican feminism, Nell McCafferty, 74, brooded out loud: ‘I’ve been trying to make up my mind on abortion. Is it the killing of a human being?’ She couldn’t answer. ‘But it’s not that I’m unable — I am unwilling to face some of the facts about abortion.’

Continued: https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/05/the-catholic-church-is-absent-in-irelands-abortion-referendum/

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Irish Woman With a Heart Condition and One Lung Refused Abortion Because Life Deemed Not at Risk

Irish Woman With a Heart Condition and One Lung Refused Abortion Because Life Deemed Not at Risk
By Tom Porter
On 4/29/18

An Irish woman who said her pregnancy could kill her due to existing health conditions was denied a termination after doctors determined her life was not at risk.

Claire Malone, 30, from Co Wexford, has pulmonary atresia, a congenital heart condition, as well as pulmonary hypertension. In 2014 she had a lung removed. All conditions carry significant risk during pregnancy.

Continued: http://www.newsweek.com/irish-woman-heart-condition-and-one-lung-refused-abortion-because-life-not-905201

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Ireland – ‘Repeal the 8th’ mural reappears in Temple Bar

‘Repeal the 8th’ mural reappears in Temple Bar
Maser’s mural was removed from side of the Project Arts Centre on Monday

April 27, 2018
Mark Hilliard

A mural backing repeal of the Eighth Amendment has reappeared in Dublin’s Temple Bar following its ordered removal from a nearby wall earlier this week.

The previous version, featuring the words “Repeal” inside a red love heart, was removed from the side of the Project Arts Centre building on Monday.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/abortion-referendum/repeal-the-8th-mural-reappears-in-temple-bar-1.3476832

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Ireland – Heart failure patient unable to get abortion as life ‘not at immediate risk’

Heart failure patient unable to get abortion as life ‘not at immediate risk’
Woman with one lung and congenital cardiac condition unable to obtain termination

April 26, 2018
Kitty Holland

A Co Wexford woman who believed her pregnancy could kill her due to her existing health conditions was unable to have a termination after doctors judged her life was not at immediate risk.

Claire Malone (30), a widowed mother of two young children, became unexpectedly pregnant last summer.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/abortion-referendum/heart-failure-patient-unable-to-get-abortion-as-life-not-at-immediate-risk-1.3475728

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Ireland’s Abortion Fight Has A Ton Of Americans Getting Involved (On Both Sides)

Ireland’s Abortion Fight Has A Ton Of Americans Getting Involved (On Both Sides)
ByMadhuri Sathish
March 28, 2018

In May, Ireland will vote on a referendum to determine whether or not to legalize abortion. The country currently has a near-total ban on abortion, with the only exception being when a pregnant person's life is at risk, but the referendum could repeal this ban if enough people vote in favor of it. But as the vote approaches, anti-abortion protesters have taken to the streets in Dublin — and not all of them are Irish. In fact, there are some Americans protesting abortion in Ireland, sparking concerns of foreign influence on the upcoming referendum.

Continued: https://www.bustle.com/p/irelands-abortion-fight-has-a-ton-of-americans-getting-involved-on-both-sides-8626052

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