Ireland. As reported in the New York Times, a British non-profit organizaiton was set to open an abortion clinic this month in Belfast, the first ever in Ireland.  See Douglas ,Belfast Clinic for Abortions Due to Open (October 11, 2012).  For more information, see the Marie Stopes International web page.  The opening was met with protests; see these reports from the Belfast Telegraph (and also here), the BBC, and the Guardian (and alsohere).  In the U.S., here’s coverage of the protests from  the Huffington Post.

Poland. On October 30, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights entered a judgment against Poland under Article 3 and Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights in P. and S. v. Poland for inhumane and degrading treatment of a 14 -year-old rape victim after authorities tried to prevent her from obtaining an abortion.  The New York Times posted this story by Reuters.