Demonstrators at a march against abortion in San Salvador, El Salvador, on April 7th. Women’s rights groups in El Salvador are urging lawmakers to allow abortions when a woman’s life is at risk and for minors who are raped. Photograph: Fred Ramos/The New York Times

When Teodora del Carmen Vásquez walked out of the Ilopango women’s prison a few weeks ago, she embraced her parents, her teenage son – and a movement (...)

Outside the Department of the Taoiseach in 2015, over 80 suitcases signify the number of women who travel to the UK to access a safe and legal abortion. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has paid €30,000 in compensation to a woman who travelled to the UK for an abortion after a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality. Sio(...)

“The whole emphasis now will be on painting those who want abortion on demand, and those who want no abortion, as similarly extreme, and the fallacy of the middle ground will be trotted out again and again.”

The profound cynicism many feel about politics will only have been reinforced by the extraordinary actions of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Ei(...)

Senator Rónán Mullen: said US-based Center for Reproductive Rights, listed as witnesses by the Oireachtas committee, “has been fundraising  to overturn Ireland’s pro-life laws”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The chairwoman of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment Catherine Noone has asked two of its members who claimed its proceedings are “entir(...)

Tests in the National Maternity Hospital confirmed  Siobhan Whelan’s baby  suffered from Trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome), which she was told was ‘incompatible with life’. Photograph: The Irish Times

A United Nations committee has found Ireland violated the human rights of a woman who had to travel to Britain for an abortion after her baby was diag(...)

The Government has yet to respond substantively to Amanda Mellet, who successfully took a case against Ireland at the UN’s Human Rights Committee (UNH(...)

The apology from Minister for Health Simon Harris to Amanda Mellet (centre) was an important moment. Hopefully it indicates that the Government fully accepts the UN committee’s decision, and will act upon it without equivocation. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In 2011, Amanda Mellet was denied an abortion in Ireland after learning her pregnancy had a fatal foetal impairment. She travelled to the UK to underg(...)

Seán MacBride; A co-founder of Amnesty International he voted yes to the Eighth Amendment, and wrote an influential newspaper article two days before the Referendum.

Keep on saying something long enough and it becomes the truth? Is that how human rights now operate? The Irish arm of Amnesty International says that (...)

The Center for Reproductive Rights, an international legal advocacy group, is trying to fight the government’s actions in the courts.  Above, traditional cheese and corn buns called ‘chipas’ are pictured hanging at an altar decorated  in celebration of Kurusu Ara,  a Catholic festival that is combined with local Gurani culture and falls annually on May 3rd.  Photograph: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

Paraguayan authorities have ruled out abortion for a pregnant 10-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by her stepfather, unless she develops complic(...)

Johanna Westeson, regional director of the Center for Reproductive Rights in Europe, said the two women had been forced to travel to the UK for abortions due to Ireland’s “harsh restrictions on abortion”. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

A woman who says she was forced to travel to the UK for an abortion after her unborn baby was diagn(...)