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.
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.
“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.”
“The Taoiseach want us GPs to become abortionists. Abortion is not healthcare,” says Dr Judy Ceannt, grand-niece of 1916 Proclamation signatory Éamonn Ceannt.
“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.
"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."
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.
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.
“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.
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Constitutional Amendment “is a sign that our society here is just, equitable, hospitable, humane to everyone, protective of the most defenceless and vulnerable” – Sr Kathleen McGarvey OLA.
This ruling makes the forthcoming referendum more important than ever, according to the Iona Institute, which said that the Eighth Amendment is now the “only constitutional protection” that children have before birth.
Repealing Article 40.3.3 will leave unborn children “at the mercy of whatever permissive abortion laws might be introduced in Ireland in the future”.
Dr Ali Selim says under Islamic law abortion is not licit in case of rape, but only where the life of the mother is in actual physical danger.
“The point we have been making that there’s no such thing as limited abortion is starting to resonate with voters. This is not surprising as the evidence from other countries on this point is so strong.”
Many of us GPs, “simply could not in good conscience administer a drug to a healthy young woman with a healthy pregnancy that would cause her to lose her child,” writes GP in Irish Examiner.
Repealing the eighth amendment and introducing a liberal abortion regime will result in terminations not just up to 12 weeks but in some cases right up to the point of birth - Bishop Leahy.
If my viewpoint turns people against me and costs me my seat and the right to be here in this Chamber, I would gladly lose it, says Independent deputy speaking out for unborn.
"Some members of the government are determined to keep the time frame tight to deny the public the opportunity to scrutinise referendum proposal" - Pro Life Campaign.
When you legalise something you make it normal. And when you make something normal, you get more of it. That’s why abortion rate in other countries is so high: PLC