BRAZIL – Online newspaper AzMina, run by women journalists, attacked and threatened online
by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion
Oct 11, 2019
AzMina is a feminist journalists’ collective that campaigns for gender equality, covers women’s rights and provides extensive and critical reporting on all kinds of violence against women in Brazil. They also provide training and organise debates throughout the country.
On 18 September 2019 AzMina published a report online entitled “How to abort safely”. The report used World Health Organization recommendations to advise women how to have a safe abortion using medical abortion pills.
Gardaí examine CCTV over anti-abortion graffiti at GP surgery
Targeted Longford GP’s daughter says vandals should get their ‘facts and English right’
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Mark Hilliard, Liam Cosgrove in Longford
Gardaí have begun examining CCTV footage at a Longford medical practice, which was vandalised with anti-abortion graffiti in the early hours of Monday.
The facade of the premises was covered in graffiti featuring inflammatory slogans, including referring to the “murder” of “unborn Longford children”.
Longford councillor hits out at 'very personal' comments against GP in anti-abortion graffiti
Monday, February 18, 2019
By Digital Desk staff
Update: A Longford councillor has told of the shock and dismay in the town at the vandalism of a local GP’s premises which was covered in anti-abortion graffiti, writes Vivienne Clarke.
“This is a very busy GP practice and it is very distressing for all the patients accessing services today,” Cllr Joe Flaherty told RTE’s News at One.
Irish Government Investigating Alleged Leak of Abortion Patient’s Information: Report
Feb 4, 2019
Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner and public health services agency are reportedly investigating how the private data of a patient who had an abortion may have landed in the hands of a harasser.
In an anonymous Facebook post, a woman from Ireland said that after she had a medical abortion and an internal scan at the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin, someone left her a suspicious voicemail telling her to schedule another scan. The individual who left the message knew both her name and her address, and later sent a text message with directions to their office, according to the woman’s posts. But Irish news site the Journal reports that the caller did not actually work for the hospital, and it is not known how they allegedly obtained her private information.
'Rats out of the HSE': Protesters want external probe into claims abortion details were leaked
The HSE is probing claims that a woman was phoned and harassed by a man who had obtained her personal information.
Feb 4, 2019
A ‘RATS OUT of the HSE’ protest was staged at the Department of Health’s Baggot Street office in Dublin today, calling for better protection of patient information and for an external investigation to be launched into last week’s revelations of apparent data breaches.
A number of investigations were launched last week into claims that a woman who had an abortion at the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin was phoned and harassed by a man who had obtained her personal information.
Anti-abortion activists ‘getting details’ of cases
February 1 2019
Anti-abortion activists who tried to coax a woman into a fake scan appointment also tried to report a separate termination to gardaí last week, The Times can reveal.
Activists working for the Good Counsel Network, which runs a rogue crisis pregnancy agency in Dublin, turned up at Drogheda garda station claiming to have knowledge about an abortion performed at Our Lady of Lourdes hospital. They called for the doctors involved to be investigated and possibly prosecuted.
Anti-abortion activists 'obtain patient details' and invite woman to fake scan
'It's grotesque, it's disgusting,' minister says, as investigation launched
Feb 1, 2019
Ireland's health minister has ordered an investigation after a woman's personal details were reportedly obtained by anti-abortion activists, before the information was used in a deceitful attempt to lure her to a location in north Dublin.
Simon Harris, who requested the inquiry, described the allegations as "extraordinarily concerning".
Labour complains of ‘concerted’ attempts to tear down Yes posters
Deputy Jan O’Sullivan gives video to gardaí showing posters being removed in Limerick
April 23, 2018
Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan has given evidence to gardaí of her party’s Yes posters being pulled down in her native Limerick city.
Ms O’Sullivan claimed there was a “concerted” attempt to remove Labour party posters, which are advocating a Yes in the abortion referendum campaign, and said at least 50 had been taken down in the last week. “There’s very few of them left,” she said on Sunday.
TD received ‘disgusting’ anti-abortion material in Government envelope
Timmy Dooley has ‘no issue’ being sent such material but says it is difficult for female staff
April 16, 2018
Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley, who favours repealing the Eighth Amendment, has described as “disgusting” graphic anti-abortion material which was sent to him in an envelope franked with a Government harp.
Mr Dooley received a leaflet in an envelope last week depicting graphic scenes of foetuses. Along with the Government harp, it was also marked freepost and was delivered to him in the Oireachtas without a stamp.