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Belfast bishop warns of eleventh-hour Westminster threat to right to life

“These are touchstone issues which deserve the most anxious and intense consideration by legislators and citizens.”

2019.07.08.

Push is on for abortion legislation in NI

Precious Life insists “compelling body of evidence and lived experiences” on pro life side were not included in UK Women and Equalities Committee report on abortion in Northern Ireland released yesterday.

2019.04.26.

Suicide support day at Lough Derg

“Suicide touches everybody regardless of whether you have faith or not. It is no respecter of age, gender, background, class or religious denomination,” said Fr Deery.

2017.09.13.

Fewer travel to the UK for abortions

In 2016 3,265 women travelled from Ireland to England to have an abortion, down from 3,451 in 2015 and 3,735 in 2014. This represents a continual decline in the numbers since 2001, when the number of Irish abortions was 6,673.

2017.06.15.

Precious Life moves into campaign mode for NI election

Abortion will be a major issue in March election.

2017.01.20.

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.

Precious Life slams Amnesty abortion poll

Bernadette Smyth, director of Precious Life, says Amnesty is “claiming to be a ‘human rights group’ while campaigning for the legalised destruction of unborn children.”

2016.10.19.

Relief and joy as abortion proposal defeated in NI

Attempt to extend abortion law to allow for abortion in the cases of life limiting illnesses and in pregnancies resulting from rape or incest defeated in Stormont Assembly.

2016.02.12.

Bishops urge MLAs to reject NI abortion amendment

Amendment to the Justice Bill that would permit the direct and intentional killing of unborn children with life limiting conditions, up to the moment of birth.

2016.02.10.

MLA concerned by thefts from Mass-goers’ cars

"There is a possibility that these could be the work of travelling criminals who travel through the area and target vehicles" - PSNI.

2016.02.08.

Precious Life mobilises public on abortion in NI

Pro-life group appeals to the public to lobby MLAs as motions due to be debated on 9 February in the Assembly on abortion for life limiting conditions and rape.

2016.02.05.

Evangelical Alliance hopes NI court ruling is appealed

Precious Life launches 'fight back' campaign in response to Judge Horner's abortion ruling.

2015.12.17.

DUP uses veto to block NI gay marriage motion

Northern bishops highlight how motion was "completely silent" on the "vital issue" of respect for individual religious conscience and protections for Churches.

2015.11.03.

Govts urged to agree coordinated refugee action plan

“All of us can play our part in making such a plan work on the ground here in Ireland" - Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.09.09.

Vote pro life in UK general election: Precious Life

"Make Friday 1 May a red letter day for unborn children by approaching candidates to ask them: ‘If elected, will you defend the right to life of all unborn children?’"

2015.04.18.

Pro life group seeks ‘intervenor’ status in NI case

"We will be glad to be there to represent the unborn," says Director of Precious Life.

2015.01.10.

NI politicians and pro life groups join forces on abortion

Parents of babies with fatal foetal abnormalities tell moving stories of their short-lived love.

2014.03.01.
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