Abortion in Ireland - Latest News
Nov 27, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- Irish nurses and midwives have called on the government to protect their freedom of conscience following the legalization of abortion in the Republic of Ireland.
Nov 24, 2018 - 03:59 am .- Peadar Toibin, an Irish lawmaker who was suspended from the Sinn Fein political party for voting against legalizing abortion, is working to launch a new pro-life political movement whose draft manifesto says “all human life should be protected” and “no mother or child should be left behind.”
Sep 24, 2018 - 03:03 pm .- Irish Health Minister Simon Harris has announced that he intends to make it possible for women in the Republic of Ireland to have abortions free of charge, following the recent legalization of abortion in the country.
Sep 21, 2018 - 01:01 pm .- A legal challenge to the prosecution of a Northern Irish woman who allegedly procured abortifacient medication for her underage daughter which was to have begun Thursday has been adjourned.
Sep 20, 2018 - 04:06 pm .- Most physicians in the Republic of Ireland are unwilling to perform abortions despite the repeal of an amendment which legally protected the unborn, and many are also concerned about whether there are adequate preparations for the procedure.
Sep 19, 2018 - 11:00 am .- The Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which provided legal protection for the unborn, was officially repealed Sept. 18. The repeal was enacted when President Michael D. Higgins signed the country’s 36th Amendment into law, clearing the way for legal abortion in Ireland.
Jun 7, 2018 - 04:23 pm .- The UK Supreme Court threw out a case challenging Northern Ireland's abortion law on Thursday, saying the commission which brought the case does not have standing to do so. However, the judges also said the current law violates the European Convention on Human Rights.
May 21, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- In advance of an upcoming Irish referendum on abortion legal, more than 100,000 people in the country have registered to vote.
Apr 28, 2018 - 07:11 am .- Faulty history, bad moral analysis and dubious voting advice are behind claims that several cherished Irish saints were involved in abortions, warn critics ahead of a key May 25 referendum that could repeal Ireland’s constitutional protections for the unborn.
Mar 12, 2018 - 04:24 pm .- Some 100,000 Irish pro-life advocates took to the streets across the country on Saturday to oppose legalizing abortion in the Republic of Ireland.
Mar 9, 2018 - 05:24 pm .- In a decision that some critics are comparing to Roe v. Wade, the Irish Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that unborn children have no other rights except those guaranteed by the Eighth Amendment – which is targeted for repeal this year by pro-abortion rights groups.
Feb 20, 2018 - 02:16 pm .- As the Republic of Ireland prepares to vote in a referendum that could liberalize the country’s abortion laws, a recent poll has shown dwindling support for a change in the constitution.
Feb 15, 2018 - 10:36 am .- Hundreds of people rallied in the coastal suburb of Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, on Saturday to show support for the country’s 8th amendment, which protects the right to life of both mothers and their unborn children.
Dec 11, 2017 - 05:00 pm .- Amnesty International is in no position to oppose an Irish law against foreign political funding now that it is under scrutiny for taking money from U.S. financier George Soros’ Open Society Foundations to target the country’s abortion restrictions, Irish pro-life advocates have said.
Nov 28, 2017 - 12:03 am .- Hundreds of groups of Catholics gathered across the island of Ireland on Sunday to pray the Rosary for the preservation of the Catholic faith and for the defense of life against the threat of abortion.
Aug 18, 2016 - 05:08 am .- Wealthy abortion backers could use Ireland as a model to change pro-life laws in other Catholic countries, an apparent leaked three-year plan for George Soros’ Open Society Foundations suggests.