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Ireland's First Abortion Bill Becomes Law

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.30.2013 | World

Irish President Michael D. Higgins made history Tuesday when he signed Ireland's first abortion bill into law. Though Ireland's constitution bans t...

Ireland's Justice Minister Slams 'Great Cruelty' Of Abortion Ban

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 09.23.2013 | World

DUBLIN — Ireland's justice minister declared Wednesday that the country must end the "great cruelty" that requires women by law to give birth to...

Ireland Votes To Legalize Abortion For Certain Cases

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 09.10.2013 | World

DUBLIN -- Lawmakers overwhelmingly voted Friday to back Ireland's first bill on abortion, legalizing the practice in exceptional cases where doctors d...

Deadlines Come And Go In Ireland's Abortion Vote

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

DUBLIN -- Ireland's lawmakers were supposed to have voted by now. Will they pass the country's first abortion bill Thursday? The government of Prim...

Irish Abortion Bill Clears First Vote

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 09.01.2013 | World

DUBLIN — Ireland appeared on course to legalize abortion in limited circumstances as lawmakers voted Tuesday to support a bill that would permit...

Ireland To Release Report On Woman Who Died After Denied Abortion

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 08.13.2013 | World

DUBLIN — A miscarrying woman who died in an Irish hospital should have had her blood poisoning detected much sooner and been offered an abortion...

Irish Anti-Abortion Activists Send PM Letters Written In Blood

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

DUBLIN — Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny says anti-abortion activists in his predominantly Roman Catholic country are inundating his office with...

'My Book Is The Constitution'

Posted 05.07.2013 | World

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny defied leaders of the Catholic Church on Monday, stressing his commitment to a scheduled vote on abortion legislation....

Abortion Denial Death Investigation Drops 3 Doctors

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 01.20.2013 | World

DUBLIN — The Irish government removed three doctors Tuesday from its investigation into the death of an ailing woman who was denied an abortion ...

Savita Halappanavar Should Be Alive Today

Mallika Dutt | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Mallika Dutt

Savita's death serves as the most raw of reminders that the global war against women's fundamental human rights rages on. And even though our country spoke loudly for women's rights on election day, that war does rage on right here at home.

Thousands March For Abortion Rights In Ireland

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 01.17.2013 | World

DUBLIN — About 10,000 people marched through Dublin and observed a minute's silence Saturday in memory of the Indian dentist who died of blood p...

Ireland Protests Abortion Clinic Opening

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 12.18.2012 | World

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — The first abortion clinic on the island of Ireland opened Thursday in downtown Belfast, unleashing angry protests on...

Irish Abortion Ban Violates Women's Rights, Says Court

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN — Ireland's constitutional ban on abortion violates pregnant women's right to receive proper medical care in life-threatening cases, the ...

3 Women Challenge Irish Abortion Ban In European Court of Human Rights

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN — Three women filed a lawsuit in a European court against Ireland's abortion ban Wednesday, claiming the government violates the human ri...