Thousands Rally in Dublin Against Ireland’s Abortion Ban

Thousands of people marched in Dublin on Saturday to demand an end to the country’s constitutional ban on abortion, one of the strictest such laws in the Western world. The March for Choice is an annual protest against the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which enshrines a ban on abortions, but this year it

Advocating for choice in Europe

Jennie Bristow reports on the 2014 Congress of the International Federation of Professional Abortion and Contraceptive Associates (FIAPAC) in Ljubljana on 2-4 October 2-4, 2014. She provides an up-to-date overview of Abortion laws in Europe that shows that Ireland and Poland “are noticeable for being out of step with the European norm” and she discusses

Case in which abortion was denied reignites controversy over Irish Law.

A young woman who was refused an abortion despite asserting that she was suicidal and protesting with a hunger strike has had her baby delivered by cesarean section in a case that has reignited the controversy over a relatively new Irish law that allows for abortion in limited circumstances. The woman, who cannot be named

Ireland: abortion guidelines spark condemnation on all sides

New irish guidelines on abortion require that a pregnant woman can have the termination or pregnancy certified (and thus performed) only when the life of the woman is in real danger, either for physical reasons, or due to suicidal intentions only an abortion could avoid that risk supervising clinicians had properly considered “the need to preserve

First Irish birth involving PGD.

The first birth in Ireland involving the fertility technique, PGD (pre-implantation genetic diagnosis), has been confirmed by the Cork Fertility Centre. The healthy baby girl, Bridget, was born on June 27 at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH). PGD allows people with a specific inherited condition the option of trying to avoid passing it on to