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