Simon Harris and the appalling misuse of the Tragic C case

The narrative on the upcoming referendum is being hijacked by ‘alternative facts’, ‘fake news’ and a corruption of the truth by media commentators, politicians and, even in some cases, doctors themselves. A primary example is the narrative is that the 8th needs to be removed to save women’s lives. This is repeated ad nauseam, yet, […]

Maternal care will radically change if right to life is repealed

The Government is on the back foot on the 8th Amendment. Their aim is now to gain repeal at any cost. Politically, it has put its neck on the line, and this is being seen as win or bust- for Leo’s tenure and Simon’s political future. Thus, they have to do whatever they feel will […]

The Times running social media ads targetting pro-life women with pro-Repeal stories

It appears that the Times and the Sunday Times have been deliberately targeting pro-life women with social media advertisements containing a story purporting to show the harm of the 8th amendment. You may have seen the story, shown below, popping up on your Facebook page recently, and you probably thought absolutely nothing of it.   […]

Why looking to Northern Ireland ignores the reality of 8th being repealed

On Sunday, an RTE presenter posited this question: “How can you say the 8th amendment is necessary to prevent a UK style abortion regime, when Northern Ireland has banned abortions for years without the 8th amendment?” At its base we know that the experience of Ireland and Northern Ireland will diverge for a simple reason – our […]

‘You Are What You Read’: Getting With The (Irish) Times

There is a beautiful café that I regularly go to where the coffee is good, the staff are friendly and the food is top notch. While there, I usually pick up whatever paper is available and have a good read through it. One of the papers regularly available is The Irish Times. Last week, 20th […]

The polls show that the 8th can be saved, so be part of saving it

Pre-emptive polling on elections and referendums is becoming increasingly futile. The election of Donald Trump in the US and the outcome of the Brexit referendum ran counter to what the polls – exit polls on the day included – were telling us. In Ireland, previous referendums on children’s rights and same sex marriage were much […]

IFPA’s own record shows SIPO it is campaigning on 8th

The IFPA has been told by SIPO to return the cash it received from billionaire George Soros to campaign to repeal the 8th amendment. In a letter to SIPO on 6 September 2016, the IFPA told the statutory body that it “has no relevant links with any political party, candidate or current political campaign of […]

“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: […]