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US Supreme court upholds new Texas abortion law

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 15:31

A divided US Supreme Court has refused to block implementation of a controversial law limiting abortions in Texas that will force a third of clinics in America`s second-largest state to stop performing the procedure.

Ireland must end ‘cruelty’, widen abortion law: Ju

Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 16:48

The bill, overwhelmingly passed by both houses of the Irish parliament this month, permits abortions but only in cases where doctors deem the woman`s life at risk from continued pregnancy.

Texas Republicans pass new abortion limits

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 13:17

The Republican majority passed the bill unchanged just before midnight Friday, with all but one Democrat voting against it.

Ireland passes legislation to allow abortion in limited cases

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 08:32

Irish lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a groundbreaking law that would allow abortion in limited cases in the predominantly Catholic country, following an outcry over the tragic death of an Indian dentist after a miscarriage.

Uruguay voters scuttle referendum on abortion law

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 13:26

A national vote on whether to call a referendum to repeal Uruguay`s law legalizing abortion failed to garner enough support, according to results.

Cascade of errors caused Savita`s death: Report

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 13:14

A cascade of errors and uncertainty about the law on abortion contributed largely to the tragic death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar at an Irish hospital last year, according to an official enquiry report.

Govt to act on people`s wishes: Irish PM on abortion bill

Last Updated: Monday, May 06, 2013, 13:23

Dismissing concerns expressed by Ireland`s Roman Catholic leaders over a new abortion bill, Prime Minister Enda Kenny has said that it is the government`s responsibility to legislate according to people`s wishes.

Savita death prompts law review in Ireland

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 17:57

The historic new bill, which will have to be passed in both houses of the Irish Parliament, will allow for limited legal termination where there is a threat to the mother`s life.

US: North Dakota Governor signs `foetal pain` measure

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 14:23

Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple signed into law a measure that outlaws abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the disputed premise that at that point a foetus can feel pain.

Ireland`s Catholic Church calls for abortion referendum

Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 22:36

Ireland`s Catholic Church suggested a referendum on changing country`s controversial anti-abortion laws, months after Indian-origin dentist died after doctors allegedly refused to abort her fetus.

Ireland`s top Catholic Cardinal opposes legalising abortion

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 14:47

Christmas message yesterday, Cardinal Sean Brady asked people opposed to abortion to make their views known in a reasonable and forthright manner.

Ireland`s health watchdog to probe Savitha`s death

Last Updated: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 08:51

Ireland`s health watchdog will begin a probe into the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died after being refused an abortion.