Amanda Mellet

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 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(...)

Leah Hoctor, regional director for Europe at the Centre for Reproductive Rights said the decision was ‘profoundly important’ for Ms Mellet but also ‘groundbreaking’ in international law.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A woman carrying a foetus with a fatal abnormality was subjected to discrimination and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment due to Ireland’ s abortio(...)

According to one support group Liverpool Women’s Hospital “is telling Irish women it either can’t look after them at all or that they will have to wait two or three weeks before they can get an appointment”.

The main hospital in Britain performing abortions in cases of fatal foetal anomaly is placing restrictions on the number of wo(...)

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(...)

The cases  are going to   the UN’s Human Rights Committee in Geneva

Pregnant women, who receive a diagnosis of a fatal foetal abnormality and are forced to leave Ireland for terminations, suffer human rights violations(...)

On Wednesday papers will be filed in Geneva with the UN’s Human Rights Committee

Three women who were forced to travel to Britain to terminate their pregnancies following diagnoses that their babies would not survive outside the wo(...)

Three women who were forced to travel to Britain to terminate their pregnancies following diagnoses that their babies would not survive outside the womb will next week take their cases to the United Nations. Photograph: Reuters

Three women who were forced to travel to Britain to terminate their pregnancies following diagnoses that their babies would not survive outside the wo(...)

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