News tagged with european court of human rights

Irish lawmakers agonize over abortion vote

After decades of delay and months of argument, Ireland's lawmakers agonized Wednesday over government plans to pass an abortion bill for the first time in this predominantly Catholic country.

Jul 10, 2013
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Irish lawmakers back bill on life-saving abortions

(AP)—Ireland appeared on course to legalize abortion in limited circumstances as lawmakers voted Tuesday to support a bill that would permit a pregnancy to be terminated when deemed necessary to save a ...

Jul 02, 2013
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EU court finds Swiss assisted-suicide laws vague (Update)

An elderly Swiss woman who would rather end her life now than decline further in health found sympathy Tuesday from the European Court of Human Rights, which called on the Swiss to clarify their laws on so-called passive ...

May 14, 2013
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Ireland's Cabinet weighs options on abortion laws

(AP)—Ireland published an experts' report Tuesday recommending that the government define when a woman in a life-threatening pregnancy can receive an abortion, a major national issue since the death last month of an Indian ...

Nov 27, 2012
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European court nixes Italy embryo screening ban

(AP)—Italy's ban on screening embryos for diseases before they are implanted in a womb violates the rights of a couple whose first child was born with cystic fibrosis, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday.

Aug 28, 2012
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