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Still one of us campaign highlights ongoing battle for life

“We’ll just keep persevering in fighting for the right to life of the unborn just as people on the pro choice side didn’t give up when they lost 2 to 1 in 1983,” says David Quinn.

2019.05.10.

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.

No room for pro-life conscience in Sinn Féin as party suspends West Meath TD

“Peadar Tóibín’s decision to vote against the legislation is a serious breach of the party’s rules and he has now been suspended for a period of six months.”

2018.11.05.

“The fight is changed, not ended” – Ciara Ferry

As eyes turn to what happens next, pro-life campaigners are energetic about the future and refusing to concede this result as the end of the story, says Ciara Ferry in her post-referendum report.

2018.05.27.

Church leaders react to referendum outcome

"As Church we will continue to explore effective ways to support women and their unborn children, families in difficulty and women who have had an abortion” - Bishop Kevin Doran.

2018.05.27.

Archbishop of Dublin praises single parents who witness to life

“In future it is possible that small minority parties of a coalition government could demand that abortion legislation be extended as part of a programme for government,” says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2018.05.18.

“This is a watershed moment in Irish society” – Bishop Crean

Seven bishops issue pastoral letters on Eighth Amendment over bank holiday weekend in a bid to influence more people to vote No in the upcoming referendum.

2018.05.08.

Act in the best interest of the unborn child, says Bishop Brennan to voters in Ferns

“We are always human. At no point are we ever something less or something different. What is inherently a right to humanity – namely the right to life – cannot be either denied or taken away.”

2018.04.23.

You too have “an ownership of the child you helped conceive”

Finola Bruton appeals to men to stand up for the unborn and take on their rights and responsibilities as fathers.

2018.04.14.

Human rights plea in Ardagh and Clonmacnoise pastoral

The right to life is the most fundamental right of all. Once human life begins it should be allowed to continue

2018.03.24.

Public prayer is vital to win referendum

Former MEP appeals for support for Rosary at the Mass Rock initiative which takes place on 18 March 2018 all over Ireland.

2018.03.10.

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.

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.

Archbishop of Armagh gives keynote speech at inaugural Iona Institute Northern Ireland conference

Our faith has a lot to say about the nihilism and despair of a throwaway culture that has driven young people to self-destruction. Our Church’s teachings would seriously question such a limited view of individual rights that would dispute the equality of life of a mother and her unborn baby.

2017.03.27.

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.

Citizens’ Assembly receives over 13,000 submissions on abortion

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

2016.12.30.

Two lives, one love: bishops speak for Eighth Amendment

There is no such thing as a human life without value. The deletion or amendment of Article 40.3.3, would serve no purpose other than to withdraw the right to life from some categories of unborn children.

2016.12.12.

PLC angered by Citizens’ Assembly on abortion proposal

Citizens’ Assembly proposal has always been about paving the way for removing the only remaining legal protection for the unborn child.

2016.05.06.

Dioceses to set up teams to plan for WMF2018

Bishops begin preparations for the 9th World Meeting of Families which will take place primarily in Dublin but also throughout Ireland.

2016.03.10.

Christians urged to work for abolition of death penalty

“The commandment, ‘Thou shalt not kill’ has absolute value, and concerns both the innocent and the guilty,” Pope Francis said on Sunday.

2016.02.22.

Abortion is a major election issue

It is "very difficult to see how any Catholic could, in good conscience, vote for a candidate or a political party whose policy it is to legalise abortion" - Bishop Doran.

2016.02.20.

Irish society must be ‘people-centered’: Archbishop

If an unborn child has a life-limiting condition, it would be “inhumane to withdraw the protection of the Constitution to their right to life”.

2016.02.17.

Abortion is not just an issue in Ireland: Bishop

Challenges for next government include the inadequacy of some services in hospitals & disability facilities, reduced pay, child poverty, homelessness & crime levels.

2016.02.15.

Pope and Patriarch hold historic meeting in Cuba

Joint declaration pleads on behalf of world's persecuted Christians especially in the Middle East where families, villages and cities are being exterminated.

2016.02.13.

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.

Indifference represents a menace to the human family

Pope Francis message marking 49th World Day of Peace, calls people to overcome indifference and win peace. "God is not indifferent" - neither should we be.

2016.01.02.

PLC criticises Minister’s 8th amendment repeal call

“Minister Simon Harris’ comments show Government’s blinkered approach to abortion.”.

2015.12.28.

“Cherish all the children of the nation equally”

“As a society our progress should be measured against how effectively we care for the most vulnerable amongst us,” bishops state.

2015.12.03.

High Court decision “profoundly disquieting”: bishops

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

2015.12.01.

PLC tells UN there is no right to abortion

“One woman broke down in tears when speaking of how she regretted her abortion."

2015.07.15.
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