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Abortion only permissible when mother’s life in danger says leading Islamic figure

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.

2018.03.02.

92 victims of sex trafficking supported by Ruhama in 2016

“It is now illegal to purchase sex in this country and the penalties for organising and profiting from prostitution have been increased. More needs to be done to ensure that these laws are properly enforced.”

2017.08.29.

No matter what the circumstances, all life is precious

“I am not a ‘rapist’s child’. I am a human being” – Rebecca Kiessling.

2017.03.05.

The Church is a protector and guarantor of true pluralism

“In our age of flattened earth, narrowed horizons, conformity to a shallow consumerism and superficial variety that masks a deeper conformity, the role of the Church is to be the Church."

2016.07.01.

Huge settlement for ex nun wrongly accused of rape

Settlement of €500,000 for Nora Wall after she was wrongly convicted of rape 17 years ago on evidence witness later admitted fabricating.

2016.05.13.

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.

High Court decision “profoundly disquieting”: bishops

“It’s time for antiquated and discriminatory attitudes towards unborn babies with disabilities to end.”

2015.12.01.

Minister’s call for repeal of 8th Amendment criticised

Families of babies with life-limiting conditions are discovering too late about the existence of perinatal palliative care as an alternative to abortion: PLC

2015.11.23.

UN committee criticises abortion laws in NI

“The committee is concerned about the highly restricted circumstances in which termination of pregnancy is permitted under the law in Northern Ireland."

2015.08.01.

Women and girls rescued from Boko Haram

The Nigerian army has found graves containing hundreds of decomposing bodies including those of women and children in Damasak, Borno State.

2015.05.04.

PLC dispute latest abortion poll findings

"Opinion polls which omit key information produce distorted results," says Cora Sherlock of PLC.

2015.04.17.

Kidnapped schoolgirls remembered in Nigeria

“Not only have the girls not been released but nothing is known about their fate" - Mgr Kaigama.

2015.04.16.

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.

PLC: Poll results on abortion “not surprising”

Sunday Independent poll shows 56% support referendum to repeal 8th Amendment; 60% support abortion in the case of suicide; 69% support it in case of rape.

2014.09.22.

Thousands turn out for pro life rally in Belfast

8,000 voice opposition to proposed changes to NI's abortion laws.

2014.07.06.

Sexual violence “gross breach” of human rights

Address by Cardinal Vincent Nichols to Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

2014.06.15.

NI consultation on abortion for fatal foetal abnormality

Health Minister urged to establish perinatal hospice services by Precious Life.

2013.12.06.

Pope reassures rape victim with personal telephone call

"It was like being touched by the hand of God" mother of six enthuses.

2013.08.31.
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