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Caution needed over anti-abortion protests, Archbishop warns

“I would be particularly cautious about protesting against GPs because everybody is going there, and people go there for all sorts of reasons.”

2019.01.07.

Nurses, midwives and pharmacists call for conscientious objection to abortion

Participation in termination of pregnancy is morally objectionable and conflicts with our conscientious commitment to life – Nurses & Midwives4Life Ireland.

2018.11.29.

General practice is not an appropriate setting to deliver abortion

600 GPs call for Emergency General Meeting of Irish College of General Practitioners to deal with abortion issues, including opt-in system and freedom of conscience protections.

2018.11.02.

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.

Opt-out abortion system does not respect freedom of conscience, say bishops

“This legislation requires a healthcare professional to cooperate in what he or she sincerely believes is doing harm to one patient and taking the life of another.”

2018.10.06.

Doctors seek full freedom of conscience protections under new abortion law.

A group of general practitioners representing doctors for freedom of conscience met with TDs and Senators this morning at an event hosted by the Oireachtas Human Dignity group in Leinster House.   The doctors outlined their concerns with the way that the Minister for Health is unilaterally imposing abortion provision on general practice without any

2018.09.28.

Doctors seek freedom of conscience protections under new abortion law

“Forcing a doctor to make a referral for an abortion against their conscience is simply wrong.” – Dr Kirsten Fuller

2018.09.28.

PLC calls for support for doctors and medical staff

The PLC has prepared a ready-to-go e-card calling on politicians to ensure that freedom of conscience rights for all healthcare workers are properly protected in the new legislation.

2018.09.05.

Yes vote was show of solidarity towards gays: Bishop

Iona Institute chairman calls on Irish Church “to start teaching its teachings”.

2015.05.25.

Ashers bakery may appeal NI discrimination ruling

Christian-owned bakery found guilty of discrimination by Belfast court for refusing to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage.

2015.05.20.

Senior lawyers call for No vote in referendum

Conscience rights of teachers will be severely compromised if referendum passes.

2015.05.16.

Archbishop made no call for conscience clause

Transcript shows Diarmuid Martin commented on freedom of conscience without making any specific proposal in relation to marriage referendum.

2015.03.25.

Bishops highlight freedom of conscience & religion

Action is necessary in order to protect young people from being attracted to organisations that seek to impose cultural supremacy by violence.

2015.03.23.

Church seeks accommodation of religious belief

“Our laws as they stand are having an unjust and disproportionate impact on those of religious faith" - Bishop Treanor.

2015.02.25.

Bishop expresses concern for freedom of conscience

Bishop Leahy warns against “emptying religious freedom of any meaningful content” in the name of “tolerance or equality”.

2014.06.18.

Convention debates place of blasphemy in Constitution

Reference to blasphemy “largely obsolete" according to Irish Council of Churches.

2013.11.03.
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