‘It is no surprise that increasing numbers of parents, devastated by a dreadful prognosis for their little girl or boy in the womb, choose abortion.’ Photograph: iStock

By proposing the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution and the effective abolition of rights for boys and girls in the womb up until the (...)

 Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland, Evelyn Geraghty Irish Family Planning Association, Leah Hoctor, regional director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights, Katrine Thomasen, legal adviser for Europe for the Center for Reproductive Rights, Niamh Allen of National Women’s Council of Ireland and Ailbhe Smyth, convenor of the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment at a press conference. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The Government must urgently commit to “substantial legislative and constitutional change” in response to a UN finding that the State should amend the(...)

Marie O’Connor, chair of  Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS). Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The State scheme to compensate women left physically and psychologically damaged by symphysiotomy procedures during childbirth has been urged by a gro(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said she was concerned for the woman and the baby in the case. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has declined to comment on reports that a woman who stated she was suicidal was refused an abortion by an expe(...)

Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS) representative of Marie O’Connor said failure by the Government to provide ‘an effective remedy’ was at issue.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A group representing hundreds of women who had a symphysiotomy during childbirth are due to appear before a United Nations watchdog committee in Genev(...)