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Dawn Purvis, former director of the Marie Stopes pregnancy advice service in Belfast was speaking to MPs at the Commons Women and Equalities Committee in Belfast. File photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/GettyImages

A 12-year-old victim of sexual assault in Northern Ireland had to travel to England under police escort for an abortion, MPs have been told. An off(...)

Dr Adedayo Adedeji (above), who performed the abortion, and nurses Gemma Pullen and Margaret Miller, were charged with manslaughter by gross negligence and a health-and-safety breach, but the case was dropped in 2016. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A woman who died following a late-stage abortion procedure after travelling from Ireland to England was discharged from the clinic despite vomiting an(...)

 Evidence-based practice suggests that primary care is where  medication-induced abortions should be provided

As we move towards a date for a referendum on a repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution and the possible implementation of a policy of term(...)

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(...)

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