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Choice Ireland comment on crisis pregnancy report

Commenting on a new report showing that 33% of women with very young children viewed their pregnancies as crisis pregnancies, spokesperson Sinéad Ahern described it as a “sad finding” which demonstrates the need for increased supports for women before, during and after pregnancy.

Ahern said:

Choice Ireland comment on Programme for Government

Choice Ireland have today expressed disappointment in the failure of the Fine Gael-Labour Party Programme for Government to include a promise to legislate for the ABC decision. The document says only that an "expert group" will be established to address the issue.

Commenting, spokesperson Stephanie Ní Thiarnaigh said:

"It is disappointing that the Programme for Government contains no promise to legislate for the judgment by the European Court of Human Rights with regard to life-saving abortions. This was a campaign pledge in the Labour manifesto.

Choice Ireland welcomes move on morning-after pill

Choice Ireland has today welcomed the decision by the Irish Medicines Board (IMB) to approve the emergency contraceptive pill NorLevo for sale without a prescription.

This follows intensive campaigning by the voluntary group for over-the-counter access and last month's announcement by the Boots chain that its pharmacists would begin dispensing the morning-after pill.

Commenting, spokesperson Sinéad Ahern said:

Choice Ireland welcome decision to make emergency contraception available without prescription

Choice Ireland welcome decision to make emergency contraception
available without prescription

After campaigning on the issue for many years, Choice Ireland are today welcoming the decision by the Boots pharmacy chain to make emergency contraception available in pharmacies without prescription.

Choice Ireland welcomes ECHR abortion ruling

Choice Ireland has today welcomed the decision by the European Court of Human Rights to declare Ireland in violation of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The Court unanimously held that the lack of any legislative or regulatory scheme in Ireland by which a woman could establish whether she is entitled to a lifesaving abortion violates Ireland’s obligation to ensure respect for her private life.

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