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Northern Irish pro-life group takes issue with English and Welsh bishops stand on vaccines

"The bishops should be only be promoting ethically produced vaccines," argues Precious Life director Bernadette Smyth.


March for their Lives protests Northern Ireland abortion law

"More than 20,000 people, from every tradition, attended the March because people are outraged that Westminster has hijacked our democratic process and has sought to impose abortion on Northern Ireland."


Prolife agency calls for boycott of Disney

“It’s incredibly sad and ironic that Disney, a producer of so many films loved by generations of young children, is advocating the destruction of the most defenceless of all – unborn children."


Push is on for abortion legislation in NI

Precious Life insists “compelling body of evidence and lived experiences” on pro life side were not included in UK Women and Equalities Committee report on abortion in Northern Ireland released yesterday.


Pro life agency tells celebrities pushing abortion to “butt out”

Celebrities have no “superior standing or moral authority” says Precious Life.


Pro-life group welcomes UK Supreme Court rejection of NI abortion case

High Court in Dublin to consider three legal challenges to the result of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment on Monday.


Pro life agency slates SF abortion stance

A vote for Sinn Féin is a vote for abortion on demand, says Precious Life.


Pro life agencies question BMJ abortion report

“It is ludicrous to treat research funded by the abortion industry as unbiased. It is like expecting honesty from Big Tobacco on the effects of smoking” – Life Institute.


Precious Life moves into campaign mode for NI election

Abortion will be a major issue in March election.


Pray and fast for 40 days to prevent abortion

“You can fast from food, TV, alcohol, cigarettes, sweets or chocolate,” says Precious Life.  To stop abortion “a massive revolution of prayer and sacrifice” is needed.


UK health watchdog issues damning report on Marie Stopes clinics

Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) has duty now to inspect Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast, says Precious Life.


300K anti abortion petitions presented to NI assembly

Meanwhile, ‘LoveBoth’ project is launched in Republic of Ireland, highlighting lives saved by Eighth Amendment.


BPAS offers helpline to Irish women using illegal abortion tablets

"Research has shown, time and time again, that abortion drugs endanger women’s lives," warns Precious Life.


Relief and joy as abortion proposal defeated in NI

Attempt to extend abortion law to allow for abortion in the cases of life limiting illnesses and in pregnancies resulting from rape or incest defeated in Stormont Assembly.


Precious Life mobilises public on abortion in NI

Pro-life group appeals to the public to lobby MLAs as motions due to be debated on 9 February in the Assembly on abortion for life limiting conditions and rape.


New pro life crisis pregnancy clinic opens in Belfast

TD Ruth Coppinger’s support for abortion pill bus condemned as “dangerous and irresponsible” says PLC.


Pro-life protests outside Marie Stopes in Belfast

300 demonstrations in US this Saturday outside International Planned Parenthood clinics in wake of horrific revelations of the harvesting of aborted baby organs.


Youth4Life roadshow highlights horror of abortion

Young people in week long tour of Northern Ireland. "Without this vital educational outreach, I think the public would be indifferent to the existence of abortion," says youth co-ordinator.


Precious Life victory has civil rights implications

Second pro life activist to be tried on Monday on criminal harassment charge in Northern Ireland.


Vote pro life in UK general election: Precious Life

"Make Friday 1 May a red letter day for unborn children by approaching candidates to ask them: ‘If elected, will you defend the right to life of all unborn children?’"


Pro life group seeks ‘intervenor’ status in NI case

"We will be glad to be there to represent the unborn," says Director of Precious Life.


Pro-life activist convicted of harassment

PLC concerned that decision has implications for freedom of speech and the right to protest peacefully.


NI politicians and pro life groups join forces on abortion

Parents of babies with fatal foetal abnormalities tell moving stories of their short-lived love.


Precious Life founder makes Top Catholics list

Leading US Catholic publication names Bernadette Smyth as Catholic of the Year 2013.

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