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Eighth Amendment

Pro-life task now is to persuade people says John Bruton

Former Taoiseach gives a wide-ranging interview discussing the fallout of the repeal of the Eighth Amendment, church–state relations, and conscience and the party whip.

2019.07.10.

Church leader to join thousands at pro-life rally

“The government has failed to put safeguards in place because they were in such a rush to legalise the most liberal abortion law possible.”

2019.06.29.

Pro-Life Campaign marks first anniversary of the end of the Eighth Amendment

“The Pro-Life Movement approaches the first anniversary of the referendum with both profound sadness and renewed determination.”

2019.05.27.

“A Church without women in its leadership is a weaker Church”

Arts and Culture Minister Josepha Madigan speaks to We Are Church Ireland forum on why the Catholic Church should open all ministries to women.

2019.02.12.

Unite behind pro-life medical professionals, Bishop urges

“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.”

2019.01.05.

Bishop pays tribute to those who took risks to defend right to life

Politicians who supported the campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment are “clearly out of communion” with the Church warns Bishop Kevin Doran.

2019.01.02.

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.

102 TDs vote in support of Abortion Bill

Pro Life Campaign laments “one of the saddest days” in Irish history as substantial majority of TDs back bill, which now goes to Committee stage to consider amendments such as Freedom of Conscience.

2018.10.24.

All complaints on referendum on Eighth Amendment rejected by BAI

Two pro-choice complaints were not upheld by the Committee, and four pro-life complaints were rejected. Two complaints of anti-Catholic bias were rejected.

2018.10.18.

Concerns that guidelines on abortion will disregard unborn

Senator accuses activists of working to “radicalise the abortion legislation and diminish even further any possible protection for unborn children”.

2018.09.23.

“Sad day for human rights” as Eighth Amendment deleted

“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.”

2018.09.19.

Bruton urges pro-life movement to create “supportive environment for life”

Greater recognition must be given in Ireland's welfare system and tax codes to the cost of rearing children, former Taoiseach says.

2018.09.10.

“The campaign to protect the lives of unborn children has only just begun”

Bishop Leo O'Reilly of Kilmore speaks to pilgrims in Knock about the outcome of the abortion referendum and pays tribute to “the army of people, young and old, who campaigned to retain the Eighth Amendment”.

2018.06.19.

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.

Brutal slaying of Justin Valdez recalled at Columban ceremony

“It is so shameful that this horrific death took place here in Ireland of a young vibrant young woman out walking and with a very bright future ahead of her. We ask for forgiveness from the Filipino people.”

2018.06.13.

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.

2018.06.09.

Church leaders react to referendum outcome

"As Church we will continue to explore effective ways to support women and their unborn children, families in difficulty and women who have had an abortion” - Bishop Kevin Doran.

2018.05.27.

Go out and vote next Friday. Abstention is not an option.

Voting No is an expression of real compassion, both for women and for their unborn babies.

2018.05.21.

Referendum campaign continues as polling day draws near

Ciara Ferry reports on this last Sunday before the referendum.

2018.05.20.

Archbishop of Dublin praises single parents who witness to life

“In future it is possible that small minority parties of a coalition government could demand that abortion legislation be extended as part of a programme for government,” says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2018.05.18.

Consultant obstetrician concerned over “false allegation”

According to Dr Mary Holohan the “medical needs of the mother do not require removal of the Eighth Amendment” but “there appears to be a campaign strategy to create a contrary impression."

2018.05.15.

Stand up for Life rally hits the streets of Dublin

Ciara Ferry sums up the referendum debate that has taken place over the past week, when obstetricians on both sides of the debate spoke out.

2018.05.13.

Video – Daithí Mac Carthaigh Abhóide Clip 3

Reference: Legal Information Hub @lawyers2018

2018.05.09.

Video – Daithí Mac Carthaigh Abhóide Clip 2

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2018.05.09.

“This is a watershed moment in Irish society” – Bishop Crean

Seven bishops issue pastoral letters on Eighth Amendment over bank holiday weekend in a bid to influence more people to vote No in the upcoming referendum.

2018.05.08.

Four more church leaders defend the right to life

Please pray that the people of our country will choose to speak out in defence of life, the life of every innocent child growing in their mother’s womb.

2018.05.07.

Obstetrician: Eighth Amendment has never hindered my work

“No doctor doing their job properly would wait until there is an immediate and critical threat to a pregnant woman’s life before acting to protect the woman. The Eighth Amendment does not stop me from doing my job.”

2018.05.04.

Republicans and trade unionists call for No at GPO

“The Taoiseach want us GPs to become abortionists. Abortion is not healthcare,” says Dr Judy Ceannt, grand-niece of 1916 Proclamation signatory Éamonn Ceannt.

2018.04.27.

Midwife relates how she was forced out over refusal to supervise abortions

The push for unrestricted abortion is being driven by “a small number of ideologues” warns Mary Doogan.

2018.04.24.
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