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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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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The changing landscape on abortion worldwide

Abortion worldwide is undergoing change. In some parts of the globe, laws are becoming more stringent. Abortion Advice.ie has noticed that the USA and Russia have recently hit the news headlines. They are introducing restrictive abortion measures in this health care industry. Abortion in England was introduced in 1967, followed by the USA in 1973. […]

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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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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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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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BPAS want a referendum on abortion in Ireland?

Abortion advice.ie have discussed before, the state of play with regards abortion in Ireland. Abortion has only been enacted in early summer 2013, before the Irish parliamentary recess. The roll out for abortion in Ireland began in September when the Parliament’s suspension came to a close. The next stage of the roll out process is […]

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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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