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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.

Abortion bill – “most unjust and inhumane bill ever to come before the Dáil,” says PLC

Commenting at the Dáil as the Government’s abortion bill was being introduced, Eilís Mulroy of the Pro Life Campaign said: “The Government has painted a very benign and sanitised picture of what’s contained in its abortion bill. The reality however is chillingly different. “The bill being introduced to the Oireachtas today is by far and

2018.10.05.

“Sad day for human rights” as Eighth Amendment deleted

“In accordance with Article 46 of the Constitution, President Higgins today signed the Thirty-Sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018, and it has accordingly become law.”

2018.09.19.

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.

Proposed abortion law goes further than earlier drafts

The new General Scheme narrows the scope of conscientious objection, gives a more limited definition of viability post birth, and extends the demarcation of ‘fatal foetal abnormality’ for several weeks past birth.

2018.07.19.

Journeys can’t forget justice

Repeal of the equal protection currently recognised as being owed to the unborn child would open the door to a systematic injustice, whereby the law denies the most basic and essential protections to those fully deserving of such concern.

2018.05.22.

Interview with Dr Trevor Hayes #5

Proper supportive care given to expectant mother, which recognises both mother and baby, will lead to less abortions. That is one solution.

2018.05.14.

Interview with Dr Trevor Hayes #4

Abortion is not healthcare. A woman is never denied treatment or healthcare because of the law.

2018.05.13.

Interview with Dr Trevor Hayes #3

The death of the baby is not a treatment for any condition in the mother.

2018.05.12.

Interview with Dr Trevor Hayes – No doctor stands around waiting 2

No doctor stands around waiting. A doctor actively manages his/her patients' needs, mother and child, from the first instance.

2018.05.11.

Choose Life 2018 – Newsletter Issue #15

“Defending the right to life of the unborn is the most important social justice issue of our time. It will shape the kind of Ireland we live in for years to come.” Finola Bruton is chair of the Parish Pastoral Council of Dunboyne & Kilbride.

2018.05.10.

Interview with Dr Trevor Hayes #2 – No doctor stands around waiting.

No doctor stands around waiting. A doctor actively manages his/her patients' needs, mother and child, from the first instance.

2018.05.10.
2018.05.09.

Referendum debate continues, with worrying questions about the implications for healthcare professionals

“If the Eighth Amendment is repealed, it will have on impact on both the general public and those of us working in the health sector,” says one nurse, as Ciara Ferry continues her reports on the referendum debate over the past week.

2018.05.06.

Video – Legal opinion

Reference: Legal Information Hub @lawyers2018

2018.05.04.

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.

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.

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.

Divine Mercy Conference theme of courage apt in advance of referendum

The whole theme of the conference was to have courage, prophetic with the (referendum on the) Eighth Amendment coming up

2018.02.21.

Polls show drop in support for Govt’s abortion proposal: PLC

“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.”

2018.02.19.

GP abortion survey is fake news

Journal.ie and Irish Times withdraw story from websites on "unscientific" and "self-selecting" poll of alleged Irish GPs for Irish Medical Times.

2018.02.10.

PLC denied opportunity to join Supreme Court case on the ‘unborn’

“We accept the Court’s decision but consider that it may be deprived of an important perspective as a result.

2018.02.08.

Pro life dismay at Cabinet backing for repeal of Eighth Amendment

“In the coming weeks, it will become clear that the government’s proposal would lead to abortion on demand if voted for in the referendum” – Dr Ruth Cullen.

2018.01.30.

Who am I to deny unborn children of future the right to life?

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.

2018.01.19.

Cabinet considers 12 week unrestricted abortion proposal

"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.

2018.01.12.

Eighth Amendment saves 5,000+ people each year

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

2017.12.22.

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.
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