Abortion in Ireland & the UK

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Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill

Ireland’s debate ahead? The abortion conscientious objector

This is not some prophetic voice, its more a reflective impulse upon reading news from Australia. ‘The Age’ is a newspaper based in Victoria, and the Australian parliament is discussing abortion reforms. There is a strong echo of Ireland in this debate, yet its not immediately obvious. The parliamentary debate centres on the abortion conscientious […]

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Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill

Without a referendum, the Irish government have enacted a bill which accommodates abortion in Ireland. This bill aims to allow women to have an abortion in cases where their life is a risk. It caters for suicide ideation, and there are no gestation limits. The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill comes 20 years after […]

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Medical system failures versus medical misadventure

Abortion Advice.ie have felt the need for some time to weigh up matters as they have not been done before. We do this in light of equality, the law, and subsequent dangers being overlooked. The maternal death of Savita Halappanavar was somewhat related to medical system failures at the University Hospital Galway. Savita died primarily […]

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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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Savita’ maternal death & Ireland’s abortion bill connection

In late October of 2013, an Indian woman died at the University hospital Galway in Ireland. Savita halappanavar was her name. She came from the Karnataka region of the Western Ghats in India. Savita was a married medical professional from a dentistry background. She became pregnant, and later developed back pain. This young woman was […]

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Abortion in Ireland has been enacted through Act 1861 repeal

Abortion in Ireland has now been made possible through the repeal of sections 58 & 59 of the Offences Against the Persons Act 1861. The repealed sections of the Act, do away with the criminality of abortion in Ireland. This Act was originally enacted during the days of English rule in Ireland. It took effect […]

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A referendum on the Irish Abortion bill?

While Abortion is now enacted under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, it is considered restrictive on a number of counts. Abortion in Ireland is now permitted under the abortion bill where there is a genuine and significant threat to a female’s life. This is also the case where a risk of suicidal ideation […]

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What areas do the recent Irish abortion bill impinge on

When it comes to reading the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, you must consider familiarizing the word definitions employed. Abortion Advice.ie have read this bill and found that the word abortion does not appear. ‘Medical procedure’ is used instead, but does not specifically define the term abortion. It is a bit vague, but the […]

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Abortion roll out in Ireland

  Regarding an abortion roll out for Ireland, what is the current situation? The Irish government have passed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. This legislation deals with medical procedures that closely reflect an abortion. The word abortion does not appear in the bill, but best describes the term medical procedure. Now that the […]

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