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You see, the poor (married) fellow had just a wee bit too much to drink . The Irish press has taken to calling the incident "Lapgate", with the twitter tag #lapgate getting heavy use.
by Scarce
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 10:50 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
In Abortion in Ireland I gave a brief account of the background to various attempts to make abortion illegal in Ireland in all circumstances by introducing a constitutional right to ...
by Frank Schnittger
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 12:29 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Four years ago, some conservatives created an uproar when pro-choice President Barack Obama was invited to deliver the commencement address at University of ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 59 comments on Sun May 12, 2013 at 09:13 AM PDT with 98 Recommends
As a committee of the Irish Parliament considers proposals to offer limited legal abortion in Ireland, this paper explores how these issues came together around Savita Halappanavar's death, the ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 12:46 PM PST with 12 Recommends
In the 1980's and 1990's there was a lot of political turmoil in Ireland in response to the economic changes wrought by globalisation and the liberalisation of social mores in response to Ireland's ...
by Frank Schnittger
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 12:13 PM PST with 45 Recommends
Here in Central America, women are denied life-saving treatment every day. Women with life-threatening illnesses are denied treatment because to do so might harm their pregnancy -- just the same ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 11:46 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Haunted by the harrowing details of Savita's death we're left to wonder how many more women in Ireland may have lost their lives as a result of being denied a life-saving abortion. Written by Sarah ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 11:35 AM PST with 14 Recommends
What does it say about a society when it leaves a woman to die in the name of "life?" Where is the respect for women's lives? This irony pervades the politics surrounding women's health in my own ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 01:20 PM PST with 27 Recommends
We have to hold governments accountable. Laws must be clear on abortion and guidance and training need to follow. And never should a woman's life hang in the balance because of someone else's moral ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 12:49 PM PST with 15 Recommends
Relgious zealots have hijacked the words 'pro life'. They rant and preach about gifts from God and personhood. Some murder doctors who perform abortions. Some shame women for having sex by ...
by VeloVixen
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 07:35 AM PST with 31 Recommends
This is Part Three of a series of diaries exploring the issues surrounding the death of Savita Halappanavar, a 31 year old woman who died in an Irish hospital after suffering a miscarriage. Her ...
by VeloVixen
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 07:00 AM PST with 24 Recommends
The death of Savita Halappanavar has provoked world-wide condemnation of the Irish health service and the social and legal infrastructure which underpins it. There have been allegations of Roman ...
by Frank Schnittger
Comment Count 72 comments on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 03:13 PM PST with 6 Recommends
What do Malta and Ireland have in common, that is in addition to being under strong Catholic Church influence and that the women living there are taking the toll (as always)? They are also both ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 01:49 PM PST with 8 Recommends
Hopefully, the tragedy of Savita will, at least, finally spur the Irish government to issue clearer guidelines that the life of the pregnant woman must be privileged over that of her fetus. But if ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 10:28 AM PST with 5 Recommends
This is Part Two of a series of diaries exploring the issues surrounding the death of Savita Halappanavar, a 31 year old woman who died in an Irish hospital after suffering a miscarriage. Her story ...
by VeloVixen
Comment Count 41 comments on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 07:00 AM PST with 87 Recommends
Such was the chant of around 10,000 people who marched through Dublin on Saturday, protesting Ireland's legislative failure to address the abortion issue for twenty years.
by sboucher
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 04:03 PM PST with 19 Recommends
This is Part One of a series of diaries exploring the issues surrounding the death of Savita Halappanavar, a 34 year old woman who died in an Irish hospital after suffering a miscarriage. Her story ...
by VeloVixen
Comment Count 49 comments on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 07:00 AM PST with 43 Recommends
Recent press about the death of Savita Halappanavar, admitted to a hospital in Ireland with medical complications in a 17 week pregnancy, is a grim reminder about the impact of abortion restrictions ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 01:07 PM PST with 17 Recommends
Yesterday I wrote a diary with my emails to Irish government officials about the tremendous violation of human rights that occurred under their watch: the preventable death of Savita Halappanavar. I ...
by Tamar
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 10:27 AM PST with 47 Recommends
Numerous questions have arisen in the wake of Savita's case. Why did this happen? Doesn't Ireland, a country with otherwise draconian abortion laws, allow abortion to save the life of the mother? ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 01:36 PM PST with 21 Recommends