The defense of life fights ideologies

Defending life at all times for the human being today is a complicated mission Ideologies gain ground among people who are not informed, or who are simply against the defense of life; for economic, demographic, and other reasons. It is more difficult, since the preborn baby is defenseless, and can not flee from those who […]

Let love shine through: what we can learn from #WorldWithoutDowns

In Sally Phillip’s profoundly moving and often joyous documentary, ‘A World Without Down Syndrome’, there is an especially poignant scene with Halldóra Jónsdóttir,  a beautiful and accomplished young woman living with Down Syndrome in Iceland. Halldóra had written an article defending her right to life – justifying her very existence – because children with Down Syndrome […]

The Real Zika Killers

On February 1st, 2016 the World Health Organisation declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in relation to the spread of the Zika virus, and estimated the amount of people infected by the virus as being over 4 million in the last 9 months. The virus, until 2015, was confined to parts of Africa, […]

The abortion debate: Quitting Semantic Gymnastics

There’s a lot going round at the moment regarding abortion. In some ways, it is never far from the surface, either because some people are demanding more of it or others are demanding less of it. Its not an argument that lends itself to moderation or compromise. We had the situation of Savita Halappanavar here […]

When the term “incompatible with life” becomes a death sentence

Abortion advocates use this horrific term in their effort to justify killing gravely ill babies in the womb. Late abortion is necessary (even vital) in cases where babies are diagnosed prenatally with life-limiting conditions such an anencephaly and Trisomy 18 — so goes the preferred argument of abortion advocates. Such diagnoses are often not possible […]

You. Me. Everybody.

The recession has crippled the Irish economy. Almost half a million people are on the dole, emigration is on the rise, and families are struggling to pay mortgages as the State squanders our taxes bailing out the banks. In the midst of the chaos, Mary Harney, the Health Minister overseeing our shambolic health service, is planning to bring forward legislation relating to the human embryo. This legislation will decide whether or not Irish law, and therefore Irish society, protects human life from the moment of conception.

Unethical and illegal – the ICB’s plans for the embryo

Recently the tax-payer funded Irish Council for Bioethics called for legislation for destructive embryonic stem-cell research. They did this despite the fact that, by their own admission, upwards of seventy percent of submissions opposed such a move. Amazingly what none of the media covering publication of the report failed to mention is the fact that such legislation would be totally and utterly illegal.