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 […]

Why Saturday’s National Life Canvass Day shows we will win this referendum

Last Saturday, along with hundreds of other people across the country, I joined the Life Canvass going door to door in the winter sunshine to save the 8th. It was the second National Life Canvass  Day and everywhere there were more teams, more canvassers, new volunteers and more people reached with the pro-life message. Just […]

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 […]

The Eighth Amendment reflects some of Ireland’s deepest values

The Irish are a caring people; evidence of this is ample. The surge in homelessness has touched a nerve of compassion which has led to hands-on volunteering on the night-time streets of our cities and towns. Cork Simon, St Vincent de Paul Society and Share are household names which have lacked neither numbers nor support […]

A quiet pro-life revolution is changing everything in the battle to Save the 8th

Sometimes you can feel a shift in public opinion before you see it in the polls. When you’re at the coalface of campaigning you can gauge it in the conversations and reactions of the people who matter – the ordinary, decent people who will vote on the 8th amendment in a referendum. These are the […]

Be ready to Vote!

In the event of a Referendum on abortion, every vote will be vital. Are you ready if and when a vote is called? Some may not be registered to vote, or may have moved house but not applied to change their place of voting.  Registering is easy and forms for a first time voter are […]

Fake news around pretend ‘Strike’ for Repeal is the norm for mainstream media

You may have seen that media commentators are in a major tizzy about something called ‘fake news’, which they say is having an influence on public opinion, and that this is a Very Bad Thing. The irony here is that fake news is nothing new in the mainstream media, and the breathless reporting on the […]

Election 2016 brings positive news for pro-life cause to #ProtectThe8th

Before Election 2016 was ever called, Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin declared that, if voters wanted abortion on demand legalised in Ireland, they were the boys to do it. His party then did their utmost to put abortion at the centre of the election. With ever-increasing stridency, they promised again and again to be the party […]