The recent instruction from the HSE obligating medical staff to inform pregnant women about the limitations of foetal anomaly tests has regrettably come too late for at least one baby – Eilís Mulroy.
Two-day International Conference "Saving our common home and the future of life on Earth". Vatican City, 5-6 July 2018, hosted by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
“I’m sick of being told that without the right to take a life, without the right to kill, that somehow I am not equal. This is not a proposal designed to help women – it is an excuse to do nothing else.” Source: Save the 8th
“All I needed was someone to come alongside and say to me you can do this. But it wasn’t there…..the support I needed, the information I needed, wasn’t there.” Source: Choose Life 2018.ie
“The 8th amendment has been used by lawyers acting on behalf of parents of stillborn children to hold careless third parties to account for the carelessness that led to the still-birth of their child. One such couple was Lavinia Doyle and her partner Luca Chiussi….the HSE argued that Ms Doyle’s child was not a person….The
Doctor McKenna reiterates the fact that most doctors are not campaigning to repeal the 8th amendment, because it is not healthcare. If the 8th amendment is repealed it will lead to abortion on demand up to 12 weeks in Ireland. Minister Harris has proposed that this will be a GP-led service, however to date there
Most medical professionals are not supporting the repeal of the 8th amendment and are remaining neutral, because this is not a healthcare issue. As five former chairs of the Institute of Obstetricians have pointed out, it’s about legalising abortion on demand in Ireland. Source: Save the 8th
Dear brothers and sisters, When I wrote to you in January about protecting the Eighth Amendment, I invited you to spread the word about the precious gift of life from the first moment of conception until the moment of natural death. I encouraged you to be “missionaries for the cause of life”. Since then the
Within days Ireland will be facing a Referendum to remove the right to life of the unborn from the Constitution. I am asking you to reflect on a number of issues and misinformation that people have brought to my attention since the publication of my pastoral letter. Some people fail to see the humanity of
Dear Parishioners, Today we celebrate the Holy Spirit whom we describe in the Creed each week as the “Giver of Life”. We have five days left to do all that we can to protect that Gift of Life. I want to acknowledge the generosity of all those who have worked so hard, through the toughest
The LoveBoth campaign held a press conference this morning to launch an independent actuarial report* to review the potential effect of a vote for repeal on Ireland’s abortion rate. Commenting at the launch, LoveBoth spokesperson Caroline Simons stated: “Minister Simon Harris has previously drawn comparisons between his proposed law and the abortion laws in other European countries. On that
“The term fatal foetal abnormality is not only hurtful to parents, it is also medically inappropriate and misleading. No doctor can say with certainty just how long a child with these conditions can live outside the womb” Tracy Harkin Source: Choose Life 2018
“Each surgical abortion will take priority over all other gynecological or obstetric services because you can’t have a waiting list for an abortion. This is estimated to be approximately 2,000 within one year if the 8th Amendment is repealed.” Source: Save the 8th
In England and Wales 97% of all abortions are carried out under ‘Ground C’, which means there is a risk to the mental health of the mother. But even Ann Furedi, head of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service [BPAS], one of the largest abortion providers in England and Wales, has publicly stated that ‘women have
“The proposed legislation would allow the abortion of a healthy baby from a healthy mother for any reason at all in the first 3 months of a 9 month pregnancy. It also allows for the abortion of a healthy baby in the first 6 months of a 9 month pregnancy if the mother’s mental health
The Supreme Court says that only the 8th Amendment protects the right to life of the unborn baby. If the 8th is repealed, every unborn baby will have no constitutional rights. Source: Save the 8th
“In future it is possible that small minority parties of a coalition government could demand that abortion legislation be extended as part of a programme for government,” says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
Dear parishioners and all people of good will in the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly, Spring has at last come and I wish to send you greetings and good wishes. The harsh winter we have experienced is now coming to an end as the signs of new life are all around us. Truly a wonderful
“True compassion does not marginalise anyone, nor does it humiliate and exclude; much less consider the disappearance of a person as a good thing” – Pope Francis I am aware that the current public debate on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of Ireland, Article 40.3.3, is complex, sensitive and painful for many. I offer this
Addressing the crowd at the Stand Up for Life rally in Dublin on May 12th 2018, Dr Andrew O’Regan of the Medical Alliance for the 8th said: “We have heard a litany of falsehoods and exaggerations – designed to create a climate of panic – to distract from the reality of repeal – which is unrestricted