I thank Deputies Bríd Smith, O’Reilly and Shortall for raising this issue. I agree with them and, more importantly, so do many practitioners providing services to women in crisis. We have come a long way in this House working together on these issues. We should be ensuring that we continue to protect the rights of women during this time of a global pandemic.
Spiked is an online blog whose writers regard themselves as proudly anti-establishment, but when it comes to abortion, they are all staunch supporters, from Ella Whelan declaring that abortion on the grounds of disability is not discrimination to Anne Furedi's sycophantic praise for Andrew Cuomo’s New York law for abortion to birth for any reason.
It has long been disputed over whether or not the foetus can experience pain whilst in the womb, and even further disputed that if they do, when does the experience of pain begin. However, a new report has investigated some evidence that suggests it is possible for the foetus to experience pain as early as 7.5 weeks.
In Hungary in 1952, abortion remained illegal. That in itself would be the first factor in saving the life of Dr. Imre Teglasy. At the time of his conception, his mother and father were facing difficulty, after communism took over the country.
The outbreak of the Coronavirus Covid-19 could "cripple abortion services" according to media reports - news that has been welcomed by pro-life groups who say i will afford opportunities to help both mother and child.
A medical abortion involves taking two pills - but increasing numbers of women immediately regret their action after taking the first pill. Now they have a change to undo the effect of that first abortion tablet - and save their baby.