Before the repeal of the Eighth Amendment there had been assurances that abortion would be a rare occurrence and only when necessary.
We take this opportunity to invite all those affected by abortion - women and men - to avail of spiritual, sacramental and pastoral support, and we assure them that they will be welcomed without judgement and helped to find healing and peace – Council for Life.
“It would leave the UK with the most extreme abortion legislation in Europe, where in nearly all countries the time limit for abortion is 12 weeks. The majority of our fellow citizens would like to see the current 24-week limit reduced, not increased,” said Bishop John Sherrington.
Some 98.2 per cent of abortions that took place happened where there was no threat to the health or the life of mother or child. The report revealed that the majority of abortions came under the ‘early pregnancy’ category (6,542), while 100 were carried out because of a ‘condition likely to lead to the death of a foetus’. A further 21 abortions were carried out because of ‘risk of life or health (of the mother)’ while 3 were performed because of ‘risk to life or health in an emergency’.
Censorship zones would effectively ban volunteers from offering practical and emotional support to women entering abortion clinics across England and Wales. They would also ban individuals from peacefully praying in the vicinity of clinics – RIght to Life UK.
While this result is disappointing, the fact that well over 200 public representatives in the House of Commons and House of Lords voted against the regulations is encouraging – Pro Life Campaign.
In the same week that “abortion pill reversal” was attacked in Ireland, news emerged that an unborn baby had its life ended in England after a woman took “pills by post” abortion drugs while 28 weeks pregnant - Pro Life Campaign.
In addition to the lives of unborn babies that will be lost as a result of the home abortions that take place, Deputy Nolan raised the potential for devastating health outcomes that remote consultation generates for women self-administering abortion drugs – Pro Life Campaign.
"Vulnerable women in unsatisfactory domestic circumstances are particularly at risk," says Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB.
"We urge you to take steps to formulate new regulations that will reflect more fully the will of a significant majority of the people in this jurisdiction to protect the lives of mothers and their unborn children.”
Students for Life of America are hosting a free online screening of Unplanned and have a free discussion guide to start a conversation with family and friends afterwards.
Northern Ireland now has “one of the most liberal abortion regimes anywhere in the world” in which “some unborn children will be left completely defenceless”.
We urge supporters to contact their TDs immediately to ensure that these proposals are wholly rejected during the debates – Eílís Mulroy, spokesperson for the Pro Life Campaign.
“Many will be struck by the contradiction, that at a time we are all taking such drastic measures to preserve life, legislation is introduced to take it” - Presbyterian Moderator.
Irish bishops welcomed the recent announcement by Pope Francis that the theme of the synod in October 2022 will be “For a synodal Church: communion, participation, and mission”.
The people of Ireland have a right to know the truth about abortion and the multi-billion dollar abortion industry – co-directors Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman.
We are confident that on 19 March, when considering what kind of future they want for Gibraltar, voters will consider the unborn baby and mothers and vote NO – James Brenig, spokesperson for the Gibraltar Pro-Life Movement.
Researchers want to hear what these people experience in their workplace, school or local community when they express their views on the issues, or from those who might now question their Yes vote when they see how laws are implemented or education campaigns conducted.
We need to re-focus on delivering the best care possible for mothers and babies and to avoid the ongoing rush to prioritise abortion funding to the clear detriment of mothers, babies and staff – Pro Life Campaign.
The Pro Life Campaign helped with canvassing and ran a national billboard, newspaper and online advertising campaign encouraging people to canvass for and vote for pro-life candidates this election.
“We share the Garda Commissioner’s view ... that the existing legislation around harassment is sufficient and we believe that an introduction of ‘exclusion zones’ would be unconstitutional and undemocratic,” says spokesperson.
"As Catholics we are unapologetically pro life and are proud and honoured to stand up for the voiceless," said the Tullamore Parish Facebook post that prompted an apology.
In a statement issued on Tuesday 17 December 2019 the bishops state that all Christians and people of good will are obliged in conscience not to cooperate formally in abortion services, “even if permitted by civil legislation”.
“Dramatic decrease in the number of babies born with Down Syndrome in England will be replicated here” – Pro Life Campaign.
"Voters have a duty to inform themselves on the position of election candidates in respect of their willingness to support and cherish equally the lives of mothers and their unborn children" – bishops in Northern Ireland.
Repeat abortion rates among UK teenagers paint a heartbreaking picture of betrayal – Pro Life Campaign.
I was one of those people who was middle of the road. I didn’t really know what happened during an abortion procedure. When Abby described it I just thought how blinded I had been – Ashley Bratcher.
We are thrilled that Ashley Bratcher will be the keynote speaker at our conference in the RDS on Saturday. There will also be a special screening with Ashley present – Eilís Mulroy.
During the last three months, the bishops and tens of thousands of people have been calling on political representatives to restore the NI Assembly to address the normal pressing democratic issues but especially to debate and halt the abortion legislation.
Protests were held at Stormont on Monday as the Assembly met for the first time in almost three years to discuss Westminster's new liberal abortion laws which will now be imposed on Northern Ireland.