Archive for the ‘Women’s Rights’ Category

Health, Justice and Defence, Women's Rights

Today decision by the high court to reject Aja Teehan’s bid to overturn the HSE’s refusal to allow her a home birth is a bitter disappointment but the campaign will go on.

Ms Teehan claimed that the HSE was unlawful in refusing to consider the merits of her application. She claimed that instead of looking at the individual case it simply applied a blanket policy to disallow her choice of a home birth. Ms Teehan believes that this refusal is a breach of her constitutional and human rights.
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Women's Rights

 Pro-choice TDs say they have been forced to oppose abortion Bill because it criminalizes women and is unnecessarily restrictive

 Bill will not prevent another death like Savita Halappanavar

Restrictions will cause doctors to delay terminations – putting women at risk
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Health, Women's Rights

 Call by Irish women and from women across Europe

As TDs debate the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, Irish women – supported by 22 women’s organisations from across the European Union, including the National Women’s Council of Ireland – today presented a call to the Taoiseach, the Tánaiste and the Minister for Health for the decriminalisation of abortion in Ireland.
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International, Women's Rights

by Jamison Maeda

Women’s rights advocates around the world following the case of “Beatriz,” the 22 year old woman in El Salvador, received reassuring news today. After 26 weeks of severe complications due to lupus and kidney failure, Beatriz was granted a Caesarean section.
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