AIMS calls for the repeal of the 8th amendment, in the wake of migrant x (20th August 2014)

Everyone in Ireland with a womb is impacted by the 8th amendment Everyone in Ireland with a womb. That’s who’s negatively impacted by the existence of the 8th amendment. This is so much broader and larger than the… Read More

Not a “consent” issue – Hamilton v HSE

As much as you may not like something, there is some comfort in knowing what you are up against. You can work towards change. You can acknowledge it – face it head on. You can rally in a… Read More

How and Where your baby is born – Who gets to decide?

Today, a landmark case will be heard in the Four Courts in Dublin. Aja Teehan vs HSE is a High Court challenge against the HSE and the Department of Health seeking judicial review of the refusal to grant… Read More

AIMS Ireland calls for a HIQA review into the Death of Bimbo Onanuga and the Catalogue of Sytematic Failures in Basic Care

(Monday, 11 November 2013) AIMS Ireland last week welcomed the verdict of medical misadventure in the Coroner’s Court following the inquest into the death of Bimbo Onanuga in the Rotunda in March 2010. Bimbo Onanuga died following a… Read More

AIMS Ireland welcomes HIQA Savita report and recommendations: Condemning Irish Maternity Services as being outdated, patently unsafe and a geographic lottery

(Wednesday 9 October 2013) The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) today welcomed the HIQA report into the safety, quality and standards of care of Savita Halappanavar and called for the HSE to immediately… Read More

AIMS Ireland – why we marched for choice on Sept 28th

AIMS Ireland are an organisation committed to supporting all women in all choices in maternal health, autonomy for women, and evidence based care practices in issues surrounding maternity services. Maternal health/maternity services covers a wide spectrum of care… Read More

AIMS Ireland makes submission to the Oireachtas Committee hearing on the draft Heads of Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013

In May 2013, AIMS Ireland made a submission to the public hearings by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children on the heads of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013. Read the full submission here: AIMS… Read More

Irish Inquests – Jo Murphy-Lawless looks at the inquest into Savita Halappanavar’s death and its aftermath

The full inquest on the death of Savita Halappanavar opened on 8 April 2013 and concluded on 17 April, with the jury returning a unanimous verdict of medical misadventure. The jury also endorsed nine recommendations for fundamental change…. Read More

No Country for Pregnant Women – Mother A v Waterford Regional Hospital

(Tuesday, 12 March 2013) This past weekend, as the nation celebrated International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day, an Irish Maternity Hospital initiated an invasive procedure on a pregnant woman against her will. ‘Mother A’ was denied patient autonomy… Read More

AIMS Ireland statement on Waterford General Hospital vs Mother A in the High Court

In light of the High Court appeal by Waterford General Hospital to force a mother to undergo a Caesarean Section, AIMSI would like to make the following comments: AIMSI cannot comment on the medical specifics of this case… Read More