“Catholics and people who hold that all human life is sacred from the first moment of conception have no obligation whatsoever to obey this law.”
Archbishop Eamon Martin warns “There can be no going back to the days of violence and death on our streets” as he appeals to politicians to “reject divisive language and actions” during 2019.
Any sense that abortion is a progressive step for our country, for what we stand for as a nation, is misplaced, says Bishop Brendan Leahy in end of year reflection.
“I’m not sure whether the government are saying that there is no place for Christians within medicine and if that is the case I don’t think that’s a very positive direction for Ireland to take,” says Pentecostal pastor.
“As a society and as elected representatives, we cannot hide from the inconvenient truth of what legalised abortion involves” – Senators Rónán Mullen and Brian Ó Domhnaill.
John Bruton tells Irish Catholic Doctors’ Learning Network, “A law that forces someone to take part in, or to facilitate, an action that that person believes is contrary to a deeply held religious conviction could be in conflict with Article 44.2.1.”
General practice is not the appropriate setting in which to deliver abortion, because of the lack of capacity in an already overstretched environment, lack of training and concerns over availability of ultrasound.
“Peadar Tóibín’s decision to vote against the legislation is a serious breach of the party’s rules and he has now been suspended for a period of six months.”
600 GPs call for Emergency General Meeting of Irish College of General Practitioners to deal with abortion issues, including opt-in system and freedom of conscience protections.
People living with disabilities and their families have appealed to Simon Harris to amend the abortion bill to ensure that abortion on disability grounds is outlawed. Otherwise, they say, their communities will be wiped out by the same abortion rates that have led to 98% of babies diagnosed with Down [...]
“This legislation requires a healthcare professional to cooperate in what he or she sincerely believes is doing harm to one patient and taking the life of another.”
Northern Ireland’s leading pro-life group Precious Life will attend the Civil Rights Commemoration March in Derry on Saturday 6th October. Precious Life say they will expose Sinn Féin’s “hypocrisy” in claiming to support civil rights while denying the fundamental right to life of unborn children.
The Commemoration March has been organised [...]
Commenting at the Dáil as the Government’s abortion bill was being introduced, Eilís Mulroy of the Pro Life Campaign said:
“The Government has painted a very benign and sanitised picture of what’s contained in its abortion bill. The reality however is chillingly different.
“The bill being introduced to the Oireachtas today is [...]
The HSE is more than willing to spend €800,000 of Irish taxpayer’s money on post-abortion phone services, knowing that Ireland’s new abortion regime will seriously hurt and damage countless women. Yet, they will not give a penny to crisis pregnancy support services which would give women the help and support [...]
Precious Life have responded to a survey from Ulster University claiming that women who had abortions “suffered workplace stigmatisation.”
The study, which is being used to push for the introduction of abortion in Northern Ireland, was commissioned by abortion campaigners and five trade unions.
Precious Life challenged the survey: “The [...]
A group of general practitioners representing doctors for freedom of conscience met with TDs and Senators this morning at an event hosted by the Oireachtas Human Dignity group in Leinster House.
Senator accuses activists of working to “radicalise the abortion legislation and diminish even further any possible protection for unborn children”.
“In accordance with Article 46 of the Constitution, President Higgins today signed the Thirty-Sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018, and it has accordingly become law.”
Greater recognition must be given in Ireland’s welfare system and tax codes to the cost of rearing children, former Taoiseach says.
Former Taoiseach John Bruton [...]
Greater recognition must be given in Ireland's welfare system and tax codes to the cost of rearing children, former Taoiseach says.
Comments by Minister Harris promising abortion services to Northern Ireland women represent an attack on the unborn and on the democratic process.
The new General Scheme narrows the scope of conscientious objection, gives a more limited definition of viability post birth, and extends the demarcation of ‘fatal foetal abnormality’ for several weeks past birth.
"Her expressed view that a mix up in a Dublin parish on one particular Saturday evening should lead to the Universal Church changing core teachings is bizarre.”
“It is essential for us as a Church which cares passionately about the gift of life, and wants to support both mothers and their unborn children, to seek better ways of responding to this new and very challenging reality.”