What will happen in late-term abortions after Harris’s bill becomes law

Simon Harris and his fellow abortion supporters have claimed that late-term abortions will not be carried out in Ireland, but that claim is contradicted by the letter of the law that the Health Minister is pushing through the Dáil as fast as he can. (Never has there been a Minister for Health so entirely focused […]

Harris is fiddling for abortion while the health service burns

  Another week, another dire warning from medical experts on the absolute crisis in our health service. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has said that emergency departments are at risk of becoming “war zones” because the HSE has no plan in place to deal with another winter of growing overcrowding. The description is a […]

766 babies born alive after abortions and left to die in Canada over five years

My friend and fellow blogger Patricia Maloney, who has been covering the story of live-birth abortions for several years now, published some of her latest findings last week: According to new data, livebirth late-term abortions are still happening in Canada. And the numbers are way too high. According to CIHI, There were 766 late-term live-birth abortions in a five […]

Argentina pro-lifer reveals strategy behind country rejecting legal abortion

Last week, the senate of Argentina rejected the legalization of abortion by a mere handful of votes, sending shockwaves through the abortion movement and triggering wild celebrations from Argentinian pro-lifers who took to the streets by the thousands, waving the blue kerchiefs that had become the symbol of their movement. The outraged abortion activists responded with violence, chucking homemade fire-bombs and […]

Anti-Irish racism and Britain’s legalisation of abortion

As is widely known, abortion was legalised in practice in Great Britain by the Abortion Act of 1967, passed as the result of a Private Member’s Bill introduced by Liberal MP David Steel. Steel had been persuaded to do so by the Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRA) and, in a 2007 interview with The Guardian, he singles out […]

Bully tactics from Harris on abortion may backfire

Any neutral commentator would have to conclude that Simon Harris is doing a terrible job as Minister for Health. The Health Service is in chaos, and despite his much-vaunted promises, the Minister  has utterly failed to improve the appalling numbers of people on waiting lists for essential services, or left lying on trollies in overcrowded hospitals. Doctors […]

Why Amnesty and others are demanding a right to foreign funding to push for change in Irish law 

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) and Amnesty International are amongst organisations complaining  that the 2001 amendment to the Electoral Act of 1997 by the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPOC) is curbing civil society and human rights organisations, and that there is now a “chilling effect” on the work of human rights organisations. […]

The UN Declaration of Human RIghts at 70 – from shepherd to wolf?

The Origins of Rights Documents asserting individual rights, such the Magna Carta (1215), the English Bill of Rights (1689), the French Declaration on the Rights of Man and Citizen (1789), and the US Constitution and Bill of Rights (1791) are the written precursors to many of today’s human rights documents. Yet these documents, when originally […]