Marie Stopes

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Professor of law Ivana Bacik. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Almost 30 years ago, I was threatened with prison by SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children). It was September 1989. I was president of T(...)

Campaigns to retain or get rid of the Eighth Amendment are well under way already on the streets. Photographs: The Irish Times

This weekend, 99 men and women will meet in Dublin Castle to begin their deliberations in the new Citizens’ Assembly. The first item on their agenda w(...)

The Women’s Clinic (in building on right) on Berkeley Street  in Dublin is next door to Reproductive Choices, a pregnancy advisory clinic closely aligned to the Marie Stopes organisation in the UK. The clinics are unrelated. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris has promised to consider “every possible option” to ensure women are provided with reliable pregnancy counselling inf(...)

Concerns have been raised about governance and clinical services at Marie Stopes International.

Marie Stopes International has confirmed that it has suspended abortions at its Belfast clinic for women under-18 and “vulnerable” women. A spokesman(...)

Services were stopped for  under-18s and vulnerable women. Library photograph posed by models: iStock

A family planning provider has suspended surgical abortions for under-18s and vulnerable women after safety concerns were raised by the Care Quality C(...)

Thousands of campaigners from both sides of Ireland’s abortion debate paraded through the streets of Belfast to highlight their opposing positions on the issue. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Thousands of campaigners from both sides of Ireland’s emotive abortion debate have paraded through the streets of Belfast to highlight their opposing (...)

Police stand at the entrance of the Marie Stopes clinic in October 2012 as anti-abortion protestors hold up placards outside the first private clinic to offer abortions to women in Belfast. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty

A 45-year-old woman is being questioned by police after she was arrested yesterday close to the Marie Stopes clinic, in Belfast, which has been the(...)

Bernadette Smyth leaving Belfast Magistrates’ Court after she was ordered to do 100 hours’ community service and pay £2,000 compensation after being convicted of harassing Dawn Purvis last year. She has been successful in an appeal against that conviction. File photgraph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A high-profile anti-abortion campaigner on Monday won her appeal against being convicted of harassing a former Marie Stopes clinic director. The case(...)

Bernadette Smyth leaving Belfast Magistrates’ Court on December 17th, 2014 after she was ordered to do 100 hours’ community service and pay £2,000 compensation for harassing the director of a Marie Stopes clinic. File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A high-profile anti-abortion campaigner’s appeal against being convicted of harassing a Marie Stopes clinic director will be heard in May. Bernadette (...)

Bernadette Smyth (51), from Suffolk Street, Ballymena, Co Antrim was convicted of two counts of harassment between January and February this year.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A high-profile anti-abortionist has been found guilty of harassing the director of Northern Ireland’s only Marie Stopes clinic.Bernadette Smyth (51), (...)

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