7 consequences of abortion in the UK that could occur in Ireland

It’s easy to claim that legalising abortion is the answer to women’s difficulties. Abortion is frequently presented as a simple and personal choice, but it’s not as simple as all that. Legalised abortion has a knock-on effect for everyone in society, not just for women with a crisis pregnancy. It’s something that Ireland has to […]

The crackdown on pro-life activism in the UK

Ed Condon rightly notes that ‘the real reason for the sudden crackdown on vocal opposition to abortion’, exemplified by the ‘buffer zone’ campaign, is that ‘it is changing minds’; thanks to pro-life vigils the numbers of abortions are declining (Catholic Herald, January 21, 2018). This is bad news for BPAS and Marie Stopes, beset by scandals involving […]

Abortion extremists keep pushing for more and more abortion access in the UK

This is an article I wish I didn’t have to write.  A short time ago, September 22, 2017, we were all holding our breaths waiting for the results of a vote by 33 representatives of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).  As we guessed they would, they voted in favour of campaigning to […]

Polls show that UK citizens want to stop population control funding abroad

Here’s a situation that is aggravating and bewildering: at a time when the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) is chronically underfunded, and the funds given to the most basic healthcare services are constantly being slashed, the same government has a £200 million budget to promote ‘reproductive and family planning’ (read: widespread use of contraceptives […]

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 […]

It should have been called ‘Abortion: Britain’s guilty secret’

Tonight RTÉ will show a documentary made by the BBC and entitled ‘Abortion: Ireland’s Guilty Secret’. As you’d expect from that loaded title, it’s largely a one-sided promotion of abortion, with a large dollop of British self-righteousness as the Irish people are castigated for thinking we can do better for both mother and child than legalising […]

Burning babies: awakening Britain to the horror of abortion

The horror stories from Britain in relation to abortion just keep coming. It seems as if they are getting steadily worse. This week, Channel 4’s Dispatches broke the news that the bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, and sometimes even used to heat hospitals. It wasn’t an isolated […]

The message is that girls are worthless – but the silence from feminists is deafening

Last week, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in Britain said that it wouldn’t prosecute doctors who were caught on tape saying they were willing to abort unborn babies – simply because they were girls. Did this horrendous decision cause outrage amongst Irish feminists? It did not. Did RTÉ News or other broadcasters castigate this hideous […]