The conscience clause allows gynaecologists to refuse to practice abortions

“The things I no longer believe in, I no longer do”. Bertrand de Rochambeau, president of the National Union of Gynecologists-Obstetricians, was interviewed by a journalist of the programme “Quotidien” on TMC, on Tuesday 11 September. He explained that he now refused to carry out abortions. “I practice my profession with my guts. I get […]

Argentinian bill to legalize abortion looks likely to fail

For weeks, abortion activists have been expressing confidence that Argentina could become the third nation in Latin America—after Cuba and Uruguay—to legalize abortion. According to Reuters just a few hours ago, however, it appears that Argentinian pro-lifers may have defeated yet another abortion law: Prospects faded over the weekend for a bill that would legalize abortion […]

A record-breaking Rally, now take that energy and momentum to the doors to Save the 8th

What an unforgettable, momentous, historical day. 100,000 Irish people rallied, in the biggest march in living memory, to save the lives of preborn children and demand a better answer than abortion. As was widely reported, Dublin city came to a standstill as the huge, diverse crowd thronged O’Connell Street, and stretched from Parnell Square almost […]

Want to Save the 8th? Then be part of the Life Canvass on Tuesday

On Tuesday next, the most important, the most powerful, and the most influential person in the country on the abortion issue is you – because you have the power to change hearts and minds and Save the 8th amendment. You can meet people at their doors, talk to them, share your genuine compassion with them, […]

Dear National Women’s Council, Real feminists oppose abortion

Dear Orla and all at NWCI, I am writing this email in severe disappointment. Dear, oh dear. From one feminist (i.e. me) to another (you, I think…), a quick recap is clearly essential on the meaning of feminism and seeing as you expressed some real howlers at your recent AGM’s “strategic plan”, please read on […]

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 […]

Abortion push by Irish President’s wife an appalling abuse of power and privilege

Abortion is perhaps the most divisive and hotly-argued topic in Ireland today. Marches against abortion, such as the Rally for Life , draw tens of thousands of people, and in the most recent election, Labour, who promised to introduce wider abortion laws, were decimated in the polls. The right to life of Irish unborn children, […]

Poland is taking big steps towards an abortion ban – by using graphic images

Across most of the Western world, abortion has been legal in some circumstances for several decades. There have been several exceptions, most notably Ireland and Poland. These countries are hugely significant, because they show clearly that the apocalyptic rhetoric of abortion activists—that any country restricting abortion will morph into a third world hellhole with dismal […]