The UN should be looking to follow Ireland’s progressive and compassionate stance on abortion

WE ARE HEARING, with increasing regularity, that the United Nations is insisting that Ireland must legalise abortion. Since the primary mission of the UN is to protect human rights, this seems more than a little strange because you cannot, in my view, be a genuine human rights defender while calling for some human beings to be […]

UN Committee’s abortion attack renders it unfit for purpose

Even in the increasingly bizarre parallel universe of the United Nations, you would expect a Human Rights committee to understand this fundamental principle: human rights are inherent for all members of the human family, they are not bestowed by any government, and cannot be denied by any self-styled Council. This is Human Rights 101: the […]

The US Billionaires funding the push for abortion in Ireland

Ireland’s experience in banning abortion is hugely important for the global pro-life community. That’s because our record proves that we best serve mothers and babies when our laws protect unborn human life. Ireland is the example pro-life activists the world over can point to, because the Irish experience shows that abortion is never necessary.

The Irish Government fails to protect the rights of the Irish at UN hearing

Yesterday morning, I began watching the UN hearing of Ireland’s Universal Periodic Review streaming live on the web from Geneva. Over the past seven months, I’ve been working with the Life Institute in researching and informing the pro-life community about the review and in analysing the UPR and the submissions that were made by individuals, groups, and organizations. So, the UPR hearing had been a long time coming and I was interested to see what would become of it.

‘Your rights’ report is now discredited and exposed

The ‘Your Rights. Right Now’ report which caused so much controversy in the past week is just 11 pages long, with 16 pages of additional notes. An average of fewer than 13 people attended the public consultation meetings on the report. It makes very few recommendations, only 17 in total, yet one of those is given over to a demand for immediate action by the government to ensure abortion is legalised in Ireland. What kind of human rights advocates see the killing of children as an answer to anything? And who would endorse such a report?