Abortion

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Legislation banning anti-abortion protests within 100 metres of healthcare providers has been approved by the Oireachtas. The Health (Termination of Pregnancy) (Safe Access Zones) Bill 2023 will create 'safe access zones' of 100 metres from an entrance or exit to a premises where obstetricians/gynae

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France is to enshrine the right to abortion in its constitution at a joint session of its parliament next week. The move, approved by the senate last night, would create a “guaranteed freedom” of women to choose an abortion.

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There remain significant barriers to abortion access in Northern Ireland four years on from decriminalisation, according to a new report. Amnesty International's 159-page report, Legal but not local: Barriers to accessing abortion services in Northern Ireland, lays bare "the failures and wide-rangin

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The imprisonment of a 45-year-old woman in England who admitted to causing her own abortion during the lockdowns was “unlikely” to be just, senior judges have said. Carla Foster was given a 28-month prison term after obtaining tablets when she was between 32 and 34 weeks pregnant.

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A ban on anti-abortion protests outside abortion clinics in Northern Ireland will come into effect this Friday, the Department of Health has confirmed. All five health and social care trusts will introduce safe access zones on Friday 29 September 2023, as provided for by the Abortion Services (Safe

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A woman who was sentenced to jail for unlawfully securing abortion tablets to terminate her own pregnancy will be released following a reduction of her sentence by Court of Appeal judges. The judges stated that the situation required "compassion, not punishment".

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Anti-abortion protests will be banned outside abortion clinics in Northern Ireland by September 2023, the Department of Health has said. The Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Act (Northern Ireland) 2023 was one of the last pieces of legislation approved by MLAs shortly before the Northern Irelan

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Plans to ban anti-abortion protests from taking place within 100 metres of healthcare providers have moved forward with the approval of the draft bill by ministers. This Health (Termination of Pregnancy Services) (Safe Access Zones) Bill 2023 will deliver on a long-standing government commitment to

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An English woman who took abortion pills beyond the 24-week statutory limit has been jailed for 14 months, sparking fresh calls for the decriminalisation of abortion in England and Wales. Carla Foster, a 44-year-old mother-of-three, pleaded guilty to the offence of administering poison with intent t

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Legislation providing for the complete decriminalisation of abortion and the abolition of the mandatory three-day waiting period before an abortion can be carried out has cleared a major hurdle in the Dáil. The Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) (Amendment) Bill 2023, introduced

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Ministers have referred recommendations for legislative reform included in a review of abortion law by barrister Marie O'Shea BL to the Oireachtas joint committee on health for its consideration. Ms O’Shea was appointed last January to lead the second phase of the review required under section

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A court order which would have banned access to abortion pills across the United States has been stayed by the country's Supreme Court pending further appeals. Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a conservative judge in Texas, had this month ordered the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to revoke its long-

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An independent review led by barrister Marie O'Shea BL is expected to recommend significant changes to Ireland's abortion laws. Ms O'Shea was appointed last January to lead the second phase of the review required under section 7 of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018.

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French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to enshrine the right to abortion in the country's constitution. In a speech made in Paris paying tribute Gisèle Halimi, a lawyer and feminist activist who died in 2020, he said he wanted the change implemented “within months”.

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