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Ireland’s Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013

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The Guardian: Irish abortion ban case taken to UN Human Rights Committee

The Guardian: Irish abortion ban case taken to UN Human Rights Committee Henry McDonald Ireland's continued ban on most abortions has come under attack nationally and internationally, with campaigners calling for a referendum on termination [...]

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Ending the Shame

No great leaps in medical technology will ever alter the reality that a certain percentage of pregnancies fail for natural, unavoidable reasons. What can, and what in fact must, change is the care women receive [...]

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Fighting for Women in Ireland

Fighting for Women in Ireland On Nov 13, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined with the Irish organization Doctors for Choice to stand with three women who were forced to leave the country to terminate [...]

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Irish Woman Forced to Travel Abroad for Abortion Brings Case to United Nations

Irish Woman Forced to Travel Abroad for Abortion Brings Case to U.N. (PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a case before the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Amanda Mellet [...]

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Mellet v. Ireland, 2016; Whelan v. Ireland, 2017 (United Nations Human Rights Committee)

UN Committee Rules Ireland’s Abortion Laws Violate Human Rights  (Updated 03.18.21) In two landmark rulings, the United Nations Human Rights Committee determined that Ireland’s strict ban on abortion subjected women to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. For the first time in response to an [...]

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Shadow letter to the Human Rights Committee for its adoption of list of issues for Ireland

In August 2013 the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a letter to assist the Pre-Sessional Working Group of the Human Rights Committee in its formulation of issues for Ireland’s coming review under the International Covenant [...]

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Fact Sheet: A, B and C v. Ireland

In 2005, three women challenged the Irish law on abortion after being forced to travel abroad to obtain an abortion. The Irish law currently only allows abortion when a woman's life is in danger, and [...]

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The Truth About Ireland’s Abortion Law

In a recent set of articles, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat once again puts his foot in his mouth when he argues that abortion restrictions can be compatible with gender equality. To illustrate his [...]

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Ireland President Michael D. Higgins Signs Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 Into Law

Ireland President Michael D. Higgins Signs Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 Into Law Legislation Only For Women Whose Live Are At Risk Fails to Expand Access to Safe and Legal Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) [...]

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Ireland To Enact Abortion Legislation Only For Women Whose Lives Are At Risk

Ireland To Enact Abortion Legislation Only For Women Whose Lives Are At Risk Seanad Approves Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, Legislation Fails to Expand Access to Safe and Legal Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) After a [...]

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Irish Law Passes, Bringing Moderate Change

Irish Law Passes, Bringing Moderate Change The Irish Parliament finally passed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill after months of controversy and several days of contentious debate. The new law will offer legal clarity [...]

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Dáil Approves Ireland Abortion Legislation Only For Women Whose Lives Are At Risk

Dáil Approves Ireland Abortion Legislation Only For Women Whose Lives Are At Risk Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 Goes to the Seanad For Final Vote, Legislation Fails to Expand Access to Safe and [...]

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