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Eighth Amendment

Act in the best interest of the unborn child, says Bishop Brennan to voters in Ferns

“We are always human. At no point are we ever something less or something different. What is inherently a right to humanity – namely the right to life – cannot be either denied or taken away.”

2018.04.23.

Alarm at proposal to impose abortion provision on local GP surgeries

“This is not about trust; it is politicians using trust and compassion as a means for bringing in unrestricted abortion on demand,” Medical Alliance for the Eighth warns.

2018.04.22.

Lifting of Eighth Amendment will introduce abortion on demand

“There is no going back,” says Love Both as it launches campaign for a 'No' vote.

2018.04.20.

Forty days of prayer on Croagh Patrick under way

They have one special prayer intention – the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. “Many people, of all faiths and none, strongly support the protection of life from the moment of conception to natural death,” said John Carlin, one of the organisers.

2018.04.19.

Right to life pastorals published by three bishops this weekend

We will never again have a more important vote. There is no cause more noble than to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. Never before in history have we had so much scientific proof that the unborn baby is a living, breathing human being.

2018.04.16.

Abortion and healthcare

Ciara Ferry continues her weekly series looking back at the week’s coverage of the forthcoming referendum. This week, Ciara looks at abortion and healthcare.

2018.04.15.

You too have “an ownership of the child you helped conceive”

Finola Bruton appeals to men to stand up for the unborn and take on their rights and responsibilities as fathers.

2018.04.14.

Abortion survivor appeals for retention of Eighth Amendment

Claire Culwell told her story at a number of rallies in Ireland last week in order to speak up for babies in the womb who are at the same risk of abortion that she herself faced.

2018.04.11.

People of faith – key in referendum on 8th Amendment

Cross-denominational response to the 8th amendment looks at life issue from a specifically Christian perspective.

2018.04.07.

Students Against Repeal

Ciara Ferry continues her weekly series looking back at the week's coverage of the forthcoming referendum. This week, Ciara reminds us all that students are pro life too - something the mainstream media and government would have us not believe.

2018.04.01.

Rally for Life goes nationwide in Easter Week

Love Both appeals to people to Stand up for Life at rallies in the coming week in Donegal, Athlone, Galway, Limerick and Cork.

2018.03.31.

Referendum set for 25th May

“Whatever your views are on the proposals in the referendum, can I take this opportunity to encourage voters to go to their polling station during this 15 hour period on 25th May and have your say in the outcome of the referendum,” Minister Eoghan Murphy

2018.03.29.

Proposed abortion law is in no way restrictive: Iona Institute

“In the first 12 weeks of pregnancy no medical reason for abortion whatsoever need be offered. Perfectly healthy women will be aborting perfectly healthy babies. How is this ‘healthcare’?" - Maria Steen.

2018.03.28.

The world is “watching and praying with Ireland”

Two US bishops encouraging Catholics in their dioceses to pray that Ireland may remain abortion free.

2018.03.24.

Grandparents support retention of Eighth Amendment

Grandparents understand the challenges that face their daughters and sons as parents, “because we have lived similar challenges in our own lives”.

2018.03.20.

Concern raised at denial of 50:50 air time balance for referendum

When you take the emphasis off  'balance', the idea of fairness becomes almost an optional extra, because balance is a way of measuring fairness - Family and Media Association

2018.03.15.

‘Two Lives, One Love’ republished to inform ‘Save the Eighth’ debate

Children are innocent and they are entitled to the best support and care that we can provide.

2018.03.12.

Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri’s call for repeal of 8th challenged by nun

Constitutional Amendment “is a sign that our society here is just, equitable, hospitable, humane to everyone, protective of the most defenceless and vulnerable” – Sr Kathleen McGarvey OLA.

2018.03.10.

Public prayer is vital to win referendum

Former MEP appeals for support for Rosary at the Mass Rock initiative which takes place on 18 March 2018 all over Ireland.

2018.03.10.

Save the Eighth rally: most important pro life rally ever

Down’s Syndrome advocate to address Saturday’s march.

2018.03.09.

Supreme Court decision clears way for referendum

This ruling makes the forthcoming referendum more important than ever, according to the Iona Institute, which said that the Eighth Amendment is now the “only constitutional protection” that children have before birth.

2018.03.08.

Our Common Humanity

For us as a society to now declare that any category of human being should have that right taken from them would be a shocking step.  It effectively says that unborn children do not exist or, if they do, they do not count.

2018.03.07.

Taking away right to life from the unborn is a “shocking” step – bishops

Repealing Article 40.3.3 will leave unborn children “at the mercy of whatever permissive abortion laws might be introduced in Ireland in the future”.

2018.03.07.

Abortion only permissible when mother’s life in danger says leading Islamic figure

Dr Ali Selim says under Islamic law abortion is not licit in case of rape, but only where the life of the mother is in actual physical danger.

2018.03.02.

Polls show drop in support for Govt’s abortion proposal: PLC

“The point we have been making that there’s no such thing as limited abortion is starting to resonate with voters. This is not surprising as the evidence from other countries on this point is so strong.”

2018.02.19.

Proposed buffer zones around abortion clinics in Britain

"A blanket introduction of 'buffer zones' carries with it the danger of both denying freedom of expression and fostering intolerance towards legitimate opinions which promote the common good." Bishop Sherrington

2018.02.18.

GP organisation will be neutral in Referendum

Many of us GPs, “simply could not in good conscience administer a drug to a healthy young woman with a healthy pregnancy that would cause her to lose her child,” writes GP in Irish Examiner.

2018.02.17.

Iona launches billboard campaign

With the slogan ‘one of us’, the posters are aimed at showing how human the unborn child is at 11 weeks, and how the baby in the womb is a fellow human being.

2018.02.15.

GP abortion survey is fake news

Journal.ie and Irish Times withdraw story from websites on "unscientific" and "self-selecting" poll of alleged Irish GPs for Irish Medical Times.

2018.02.10.

PLC denied opportunity to join Supreme Court case on the ‘unborn’

“We accept the Court’s decision but consider that it may be deprived of an important perspective as a result.

2018.02.08.
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