NIAMH UÍ BHRIAIN: "The strategy of the media and political establishment is to deflect public attention away from the hugely disquieting number of abortions. But 33,000 abortions so far is a national tragedy - failing both women and their babies."
“What next? How long before it is deemed unlawful to openly express the reasonable opinion that there are two lives in every pregnancy worth protecting – the life of a mother and the life of her unborn child?" the Archbishop asked
‘We haven’t changed our minds about offering compassion’: Irish pro-life advocates are remaining defiant in the face of threats to impose exclusion zones to ban prayer and peaceful protest outside of abortion centres.
So we marched in the Rally for Life not just in celebration of Life - and of Roe v Wade being overturned - but with defiance and hope in our hearts: for the right to life, for the courage to tell the truth, to reclaim the country that we love, for every baby, for every mother.
The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly has told the Cabinet that a review into the abortion law introduced in 2018 by his predecessor, Simon Harris, has been set in place. The review is obligated by the legislation.
It should come as no surprise that the Health Committee tasked with examining proposed amendments to Simon Harris’ ‘termination of pregnancy’ legislation spent most of the time discussing everything except abortion itself.
Another week, another dire warning from medical experts on the absolute crisis in our health service.
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has said that emergency departments are at risk of becoming “war zones” because the HSE has no plan in place to deal with another winter of growing overcrowding.
On Saturday, 26th. May 2018, the count was in: 66.4% of people who cast their vote opted for the removal of the Eight Amendment, saying goodbye to legal protection for all future unborn children in Ireland and approving the spilling of innocent Irish blood on our own shores.
I know that your heart, like mine, feels broken. We need time to grieve and to recover. But every one of you who took part in what was an inspiring, brilliant and heroic NO campaign should hold your head up high.
The proposed change to the Constitution – to be voted on the 25th of May – will mean that the 8th Amendment, which protects the life of the unborn with due regard to the life of the mother, will be replaced with a statement that says: “Provision may be made by law for the regulation of termination of pregnancies.”