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Choose a “glorious possibility” Bishop of Limerick urges women in crisis pregnancy

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.

2018.12.30.

Churches come together to resist abortion legislation

“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.

2018.12.28.

The State is failing in its duty to protect life warns former taoiseach

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.”

2018.12.12.

Abortion law has no moral force and can be resisted in good conscience say bishops

Bill introducing abortion in Ireland passes through Dáil with few amendments.

2018.12.07.

Nurses, midwives and pharmacists call for conscientious objection to abortion

Participation in termination of pregnancy is morally objectionable and conflicts with our conscientious commitment to life – Nurses & Midwives4Life Ireland.

2018.11.29.

Opt-out abortion system does not respect freedom of conscience, say bishops

“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.”

2018.10.06.

Proposed abortion law goes further than earlier drafts

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.

2018.07.19.

Bishops to set up new Council for Life

“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.”

2018.06.14.

“The fight is changed, not ended” – Ciara Ferry

As eyes turn to what happens next, pro-life campaigners are energetic about the future and refusing to concede this result as the end of the story, says Ciara Ferry in her post-referendum report.

2018.05.27.

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.

Conscientious objection rights for medical professionals to be protected

There is a pressing need for statutory conscience rights which actually protect those who need protection. The current law fails to do this, so this Bill is a necessary

2018.02.03.

MEPs reject proposal declaring abortion a human right

Report was formulated by Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality.

2013.10.24.
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