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Eighth Amendment

“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

Reference: Legal Information Hub @lawyers2018

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.

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.

Bishop Farrell celebrates 150 years of the Little Sisters of the Poor

"The slope of the aging population, along which Ireland is sliding, presents major challenges. Perhaps never before has there been such a need to care for the aging poor."

2018.04.17.

Right to life pastorals published by three bishops this weekend

We will never again have a more important vote. There is no cause more noble than to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. Never before in history have we had so much scientific proof that the unborn baby is a living, breathing human being.

2018.04.16.

Abortion and healthcare

Ciara Ferry continues her weekly series looking back at the week’s coverage of the forthcoming referendum. This week, Ciara looks at abortion and healthcare.

2018.04.15.

You too have “an ownership of the child you helped conceive”

Finola Bruton appeals to men to stand up for the unborn and take on their rights and responsibilities as fathers.

2018.04.14.

Abortion survivor appeals for retention of Eighth Amendment

Claire Culwell told her story at a number of rallies in Ireland last week in order to speak up for babies in the womb who are at the same risk of abortion that she herself faced.

2018.04.11.

Proposed abortion law is in no way restrictive: Iona Institute

“In the first 12 weeks of pregnancy no medical reason for abortion whatsoever need be offered. Perfectly healthy women will be aborting perfectly healthy babies. How is this ‘healthcare’?" - Maria Steen.

2018.03.28.

Respectful debate on this issue is a threat to no-one, and indeed should be encouraged.

CI News welcomes Ciara Ferry, who will be sharing her thoughts each Sunday, on issues raised in the previous week by the forthcoming referendum

2018.03.25.

The world is “watching and praying with Ireland”

Two US bishops encouraging Catholics in their dioceses to pray that Ireland may remain abortion free.

2018.03.24.

Human rights plea in Ardagh and Clonmacnoise pastoral

The right to life is the most fundamental right of all. Once human life begins it should be allowed to continue

2018.03.24.

Grandparents support retention of Eighth Amendment

Grandparents understand the challenges that face their daughters and sons as parents, “because we have lived similar challenges in our own lives”.

2018.03.20.

Former Taoiseach John Bruton pays tribute to Bishop Farrell

“He takes a huge interest in people and their lives, particularly when they face difficult times, such as bereavement.”

2018.03.13.
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