Some unaccredited pregnancy counselling agencies are providing ‘inaccurate’ and ‘harmful’ information to women

The rising use of abortion pills ordered online in Ireland is a “concern”, particularly as women who used the pills “may fear presenting to Irish heal(...)

The option of replacing the Eighth Amendment with a constitutional provision which allowed for abortion in specified circumstances would be “likely to prove very difficult”, as grounds such as rape or fatal foetal abnormality would present “practical problems arising as to how they should be established and to whose satisfaction”. File photograph: iStockPhoto

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment has been warned that there are significant legal uncertainties inherent in all of the six options tha(...)

Fine Gael said it echoes the sentiments expressed by the chair of the Citizens’ Assembly, Ms Justice Laffoy. Photograph: Eric Luke

None of the four main parties favour implementing the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly for greatly increased access to abortion. Fianna Fáil (...)

Research discovered that one of the greatest factors affecting survival for babies with trisomy 13 or 18 was whether it was discovered prenatally or postnatally. Photograph: iStock

Dr Marty McCaffrey is clinical professor in neonatal-perinatal medicine at UNC Chapel Hill, a state-owned hospital in North Carolina. He had an epipha(...)

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