Abortion law will leave out any reference to trans men
Ellen Coyne, Senior Ireland Reporter
October 25 2018
The bill to legalise abortion will not include a reference to pregnant transgender men.
It is understood that Simon Harris, the health minister, supports trans men having the same reproductive rights as women but has received legal advice that mentioning them in the law would have unintended consequences. It is believed that it could open the risk of transgender people losing other rights that they may be entitled to under other laws.
Sinn Féin warns against 'filibustering' during abortion bill debate
Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018
By Conor McMorrow, Reporter, RTÉ Political Staff
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has asked for a "full, deliberative and frank debate" on the legislation to change Ireland's abortion laws but cautioned against filibustering.
The debate on the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 resumed this evening. Ms McDonald said "this legislation will require very, very careful thought and deliberation".
Repeal mural will ‘no doubt’ go up on private wall space, says Taoiseach
However, Varadkar says murals and posters will not convince people to change minds
April 24, 2018
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil he has “no doubt” the Repeal mural that was painted over on the walls of the Project Arts Centre in Dublin will re-appear on a private building elsewhere.
Mr Varadkar also said he believed the Charities Regulator which issued the instruction to remove the mural by street artist Maser, would have issued a similar instruction had the painting favoured the No side in the abortion referendum debate.
Abortion debate cut short for second night as 20-TD quorum not met
Government risks ‘hornet’s nest’ if it does not go with repeal simpliciter option – Paul Murphy
Wed, Jan 24, 2018
Debate on abortion in the Dáil was cut short for a second night running after it proved impossible to reach a quorum of 20 TDs.
Independent TD Mattie McGrath called the quorum, requiring that a minimum of 20 TDs be in the chamber to allow the debate to continue.