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Cyclists successfully complete 2000km charity cycle from Lourdes to Knock

Team of four is aiming to raise €30,000 for Pieta House, which works with those suffering from depression or anxiety, and Down Syndrome Ireland, which is fundraising for a new regional centre in the west of Ireland.

2019.06.23.

Amend the bill or children with disabilities will be wiped out-parents asking for ban on abortion on disability grounds

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 syndrome being aborted in Denmark.

2018.10.10.

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.

Survey reveals ignorance on abortion

Knowledge on Abortion briefing shows only 1 in 20 Irish people know incidence of abortion in England and Wales.

2017.11.09.

Ted Talk star will address rally for Life on 1 July

Karen Gaffney will be main speaker at Save the 8th Rally for Life on 1 July in Dublin. “Voices of people with disability must be heard in abortion debate,” say organisers.

2017.06.22.

Positive news for Pro Life Campaign in weekend poll

Only 23 per cent of those surveyed were in favour of abortion ‘on request’, which contrasts starkly with the views of the Citizens’ Assembly.

2017.05.28.

300K anti abortion petitions presented to NI assembly

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

2016.12.02.

Ministers never met parents given poor pre-natal prognoses

As Wallace Bill is voted down, One Day More criticise Alliance Ministers John Halligan and Shane Ross for having spent the week talking about their children but never bothering to meet them.

2016.07.08.

Celebrate 8th Amendment as ‘human rights beacon’

"Eighth Amendment protects the human rights of every human being in this country and we need to stand up and remind ourselves of that" - Cora Sherlock, Pro Life Campaign.   

2016.06.03.

‘Stop eugenic discrimination of Down’s babies’

Precious Life appeals to public to support online petition to halt systematic prenatal screening programmes targeting Down's syndrome and which encourage abortion.

2016.03.24.

Doctors told couple abort baby with dwarfism

Couple, who were both born with dwarfism, refused to listen to the doctors and Nathan Jr was born healthy.

2014.12.30.

Irish intern at Vatican Radio meets pope

History made as ambassador with Down Syndrome Ireland completes week-long internship

2014.01.28.
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