Abortion in Ireland & the UK

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Abortion proposal in Ulster parliament

The Stormont justice minister David Ford believes a pregnancy termination debate is needed. Ford’s abortion proposal is due for consultation around mid April 2014. His main concern is for mortal fetal abnormalities, rape and incest. Currently the UK 1967 abortion act does not cover the Ulster province. Ford is of the opinion that a consultation […]

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Abnormal fetal development and abortion

The recent misadventure by the Irish government has let everyone down in the recent abortion bill. What appeared to be a courageous political push to legislate for abortion in Ireland, has only annoyed both pro choice and pro life camps. The government certainly did make every effort to bring abortion into Ireland. But the Protection […]

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Ireland’s problematic abortion restrictions?

The current situation with abortion restrictions in Ireland has caught everyone by surprise. Nobody believed that Ireland’s abortion legislation was a given, prior to the recent enactment. The heads of the bill did seem particularly nonrestrictive in terms of there being no gestation limit. The suicide clause was incorporated, which seemed to cover all difficult […]

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Fetal abnormalities restricted in Irish abortion bill

The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Act was recently enacted. Although this bill has heralded abortion into Ireland, some think it is too restrictive. Journalist Kitty Holland is a household name for abortion advocates in Ireland as a result of her story on Savita Halappanavar. This Irish Times article jettisoned legislation for abortion in Ireland. […]

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