85 per cent think we will value family more after this, 75 per cent say we will value the elderly more, and 31 per cent think society will become more spiritual – Brendan Conroy of The Iona Institute.
“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.
What concerns me about the government proposal is not even [bringing] the four years down to two years. It is that they are going to take the waiting period out of the Constitution completely and leave it up to the Oireachtas – David Quinn, Iona Institute.
“Being married seems to add an extra layer of commitment and stability to a relationship,” said Professor Patricia Casey.
With the slogan ‘one of us’, the posters are aimed at showing how human the unborn child is at 11 weeks, and how the baby in the womb is a fellow human being.
“The State should not favour one particular childcare choice over another ... The State should allocate resources in such a way as to financially support the various choices parents want to make about the care of their children during the day.”
In the run-up to the publication of the government’s plans for regulating surrogacy in Ireland, Stop Surrogacy Now says “No one has a right to a baby.”
The NCCA wants more time to be spent teaching maths, Irish and English as well as a proposed new course called Education about Religion, Beliefs and Ethics instead of religion.