10 pro-life reasons to cheer in 2017

1. Pro-life Unity for the Life Canvass The long-sought for unity for the pro-life movement took a huge step forward as most of the major pro-life organisations have come together to make sure that the Life Canvass has the biggest impact possible to Save the 8th. This was fantastic news for the Life Canvass, as […]

A death sentence: how the Abortion Committee voted to legalise abortion

It comes as no surprise that the openly rigged and biased Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment has voted in favour of abortion on demand. It was a foregone conclusion, since the panel was stacked with pro-abortion politicians from the outset, and it heard almost exclusively from pro-abortion witnesses. The Committee was previously referred to […]

“Doubt is Our Product”

In 2008, David Michaels published his book, Doubt is Their Product: How Industry’s Assault on Science Threatens Your Health. The title of the book references an infamous 1969 memo sent by an executive at Brown & Williamson tobacco which was in turn owned by R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. The original quote is as follows: […]

A Story of Life

One of five children, I was born in the late 1930s. Growing up in Ireland during the 1950s was happy, not drab and grey as we are currently led to believe.  In the early 1960s, I emigrated to London with many Irish people. London was a lively place but, compared to now, it was a […]

Abortion Buffer Zones on the Rise

It’s not exactly news. For many years now, the right to publicly protest has been coming under attack by people who are determined to shut down dissenting voices. You don’t actually need to be protesting to have your voice silenced – these days all you need is your publicly stated opinion that goes against the […]

Consequences of repealing the 8th

The first consequence of the repeal of article 40.3.3, the 8th amendment will be the death of unborn children in Irish hospitals. A cascade of other consequences will follow. While some Irish women now seek abortions in the UK, Ireland’s abortion rate is estimated to be 5% but the rate in culturally comparable UK runs […]

Veronica O’Keane’s bizarre claims show Abortion Committee not interested in evidence

So did you hear the one about the professor who goes into a Dáil Committee. She says that “that the mental health of every person in Ireland is being damaged by the Eighth Amendment”. There is no punchline. Professor Veronica O’Keane’s claim is beyond a joke, but in the bizarre world of the Oireachtas Committee […]

False Facts? Kate O’Connell is getting it badly wrong in the Abortion Committee

The Oireachtas Committee on Abortion is in shambles, with two politicians, Mattie McGrath TD and Rónán Mullen, threatening to withdraw because of the extraordinary bias shown in calling 20 pro-abortion witnesses versus just 3 pro-life speakers. Mattie McGrath has described the whole thing as a farce and an “insult to democracy”. And so it is. […]