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Whelan v. Ireland: Ireland Must Reform its Abortion Law to Prevent Violations of Women’s Human Rights card link

Whelan v. Ireland: Ireland Must Reform its Abortion Law to Prevent Violations of Women’s Human Rights

In June 2017, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled for the second time that by prohibiting and criminalizing abortion, Ireland violated a woman’s fundamental human rights. In the case of Whelan v. Ireland, the [...]

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Cruel and Inhuman

Every year, as a result of Ireland’s abortion laws, thousands of women in the country must travel abroad to obtain legal abortion services. With one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, Ireland [...]

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A Most Basic Right

A first-ever ruling from the UN’s principal human rights body calls for swift and comprehensive reform to Ireland’s merciless abortion laws. At 21 weeks pregnant, when Amanda Mellet was told the fetus she was carrying [...]

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Abandoned By a Nation

The Center filed a new case against Ireland to stop its health care system from turning its back on women in desperate need of help. It’s nearly impossible to go through this life and not [...]

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Irish Woman Tweets Abortion Story

Irish Woman Tweets Abortion Story After receiving a number of “nasty” messages from anti-choice activists, a blogger in Ireland got angry, and then decided to raise her voice. According to The Guardian, Janet Ni Shuilleabhain [...]

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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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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 [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Europe, Ireland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

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Ireland’s Law a Modest Step Forward

Ireland’s Law a Modest Step Forward Technically, abortion has been legal in Ireland for two decades, but under extremely narrow circumstances. In practical terms, though, legal exceptions to a near total ban on abortion were [...]

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No Relief in Ireland

No Relief in Ireland When Amanda Kellet and James Burke went to a Dublin hospital for their 21-week ultrasound, they were looking forward to finding out whether they were having a boy or a girl. [...]

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Ireland’s Abortion Law: Lives At Risk

Ireland’s Abortion Law: Lives At Risk Last month, Savita Halapannavar arrived at Galway Hospital 17 weeks into her pregnancy and suffering from severe back pains. Doctors informed her that she was having a miscarriage, and then, over [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Europe, Ireland,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

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