“We must be under no illusions – sex trafficking is happening in every city, town and village across the country, and it is overwhelmingly women and girls who are sacrificed to fill the demand for sexual gratification from so-called ‘sex buyers’,” said Ruhama CEO Barbara Condon.
The new initiative for young people will “equip them with the skills, arguments and motivation to promote the pro-life message in 21st century Ireland,” says Clare McCarthy.
“This is yet another example of the many ‘accidental cruelties’ of the direct provision system. Nobody means to do harm and everybody does their job, sort of, but things seem to happen to persons in direct provision that don’t happen to other people because it’s a system without a heart.”
“We have to ask how this problem can best be regulated to ensure it will not damage or impinge on the dignity of citizens or their families.”
“As a society and as elected representatives, we cannot hide from the inconvenient truth of what legalised abortion involves” – Senators Rónán Mullen and Brian Ó Domhnaill.
“It is our hope and prayer that one day there will be no need for our service because everyone will have the social and financial resources to live life to the full as God intended.”
Senator accuses activists of working to “radicalise the abortion legislation and diminish even further any possible protection for unborn children”.
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
“People don’t want to think about the brutality of what happens to the baby but when you’ve worked in an abortion clinic or thought about it, there is no escaping what it entails” – Abby Johnson.
“Ireland deserves better than that. I will not add any further credence to this deeply flawed process or to its inevitable and equally flawed conclusion that a referendum is required to repeal the 8th amendment without any meaningful Constitutional protection for the unborn child.”- Prof Casey
Expert witnesses before Committee include abortion-campaigning group, Center for Reproductive Rights, which has been fundraising online in the US to overturn Ireland's pro-life laws.
“In a multicultural global society we are bound to have differences of appearance and dress and rather than creating a homogeneous look, it would be more beneficial if we created laws to co-exist.”
“The missionary movement is firmly enshrined as a key part of our national heritage,” former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, writes in the Foreword of ‘The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On’.
“It will be unforgivable if our politicians backslide from their recent commitment to parliamentary reform as a prerequisite for allowing a new government to get going.”