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Oireachtas committee’s vote in favour of abortion is apalling, says Pro Life Campaign

Thankfully, the committee won't have the final say on the Eight Amendment. The electorate will have that responsibility and I am confident they will vote to keep it.

2017.12.16.

People are only hearing sterilised version of abortion, PLC conference hears

“People don’t want to think about the brutality of what happens to the baby but when you’ve worked in an abortion clinic or thought about it, there is no escaping what it entails” – Abby Johnson.

2017.12.05.

Anniversary of 1967 Abortion Act marked by silent vigil

In Great Britain, one in five pregnancies is aborted and 200,000 abortions take place there every year

2017.10.30.

Eighth Amendment is a beacon of hope thirty-four years on

“When you meet a son or daughter who was nearly aborted, you’re not meeting a ‘choice’. You’re meeting a child with the same potential and right to be alive as you or me,” says Cora Sherlock from the Pro Life Campaign.

2017.09.08.

Primate cautions against “disrespect for life” in rush to repeal 8th

“I think there is a huge groundswell for the protection of life.”

2017.07.11.

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.

Pro life agencies question BMJ abortion report

“It is ludicrous to treat research funded by the abortion industry as unbiased. It is like expecting honesty from Big Tobacco on the effects of smoking” – Life Institute.

2017.05.19.

Constitutional protection of unborn life to be eroded

Today, Sunday 23 April, the Citizens’ Assembly will be asked to provide guidance to the Oireachtas on the circumstances in which, if any, they believe abortion should be lawful.

2017.04.23.

Citizens’ Assembly draws its conclusions

Members of six month long consultation will vote on recommendations this weekend concerning the Eighth Amendment, protecting right to life of the unborn.

2017.04.21.

UN criticises Ireland’s ‘pro-life’ laws again

“The purpose of the CEDAW committee is to highlight and seek to eliminate discrimination. Abortion, however, is the ultimate discrimination as it targets the most vulnerable in society, namely unborn babies” – Pro Life Campaign.

2017.03.08.

The truly compassionate choice is never easy, bishops tell Citizens’ Assembly

It is strange that in a culture that values individual rights, the most fundamental personal right of all – the right to life – is increasingly being questioned and denied.

2017.03.06.

Primate “nervous” of any reconstruction of the border

“We want to say as bishops our firm ‘no’ to a harsh language and remind our politicians that their vocation is to work for the common good and exercise their leadership through the careful practice of compromise and agreement.”

2017.02.28.

“Show positives of Eighth Amendment before UN Committee”: PLC

“Abortion is, by its very nature, discriminatory as it allows some human beings to be given lesser protection under the law. The practice of sex-selection abortions has also led to widespread discrimination against baby girls.”

2017.02.16.

Pro Life Campaign increasingly unhappy with Citizens’ Assembly

Pro Life Campaign says there is “lack of balance” in Assembly’s proceedings, and Assembly is completely ignoring the positive impact of the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution.

2017.02.05.

Citizens’ Assembly receives over 13,000 submissions on abortion

Next discussion of Eighth Amendment takes place on 7 and 8 January.

2016.12.30.

BAI issues formal warning to RTÉ over biased abortion coverage

Third complaint against The Ray D’Arcy Show upheld.

2016.12.23.

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.

“Human life is the most fundamental right of all”

President of the World Meeting of Families 2018, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, told reporters that the right to life “is a fundamental issue for the Church everywhere” and the Church “is not going to change its position on that”.

2016.10.25.

Pro Life Campaign is reassured by Irish Times opinion poll on abortion

Dr Ruth Cullen of the Pro Life Campaign said: “The poll clearly shows that 73% of respondents do not want unrestricted access to abortion in Ireland, along the lines of what the ‘Repeal’ campaign is looking for.”

2016.10.08.

Pray the rosary during October to protect human life

Irish bishops appeal to Catholics to pray for protection of human life from conception till death and call on government to “prioritise the needs of low income families, and target resources towards social housing and the homeless” in budget 2017.

2016.10.07.

Demands to quash the Eighth Amendment rejected

The Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin, uses his ‘Day for Life’ message as a rallying call to all who support the pro-life movement and agenda.

2016.10.02.

Fr Brian D’Arcy willing to back gay adoption

71-year-old Passionist priest says he would have no personal objection to giving his blessing to same-sex marriages but cannot at present because the Church doesn’t allow it.

2016.09.18.

Some abortion procedures suspended at Marie Stopes clinics

“Women have been kept in the dark for far too long about poor standards of care at Marie Stopes clinics" - PLC.

2016.08.21.

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.

Primate defends constitutional commitment to mother & unborn

"How could anyone in the name of compassion or choice remove the right to life of an innocent unborn child?" - Archbishop Eamon Martin at Rosary Rally in Knock.

2016.06.05.

PLC hits back at criticism of Ireland’s abortion law

Over a ten year period from 2000, 491 babies who survived botched abortions in Canada were abandoned by medical staff and left to die alone.

2016.05.12.

‘Church must reflect the importance of women’

“I believe that we have not yet come up with a profound theology of womanhood in the Church” - Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry.

2015.10.16.

PLC question credibility of Amnesty abortion report

Amnesty International’s close links to the pro choice Women on Web organisation raises "very serious questions about Amnesty’s professional judgement".

2015.07.09.

PLC rejects TD Jerry Buttimer’s call for abortion forum

Pro life group says public would be right to distrust any such process after 2013 Oireachtas hearings in relation to the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill.

2014.12.31.

Every Life Counts rejects Minister’s Dáil comments

Description of babies diagnosed fatal foetal abnormalities as "dead" criticised by support group for parents of children diagnosed with a terminal condition.

2014.12.19.
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