Yes to Life!

At a Glance

What's this about?

Yes to Life! was the campaign that grew to later become the Life Canvass.

Yes to Life!

YES to Life is a major new national initiative which aims to have a one-to-one conversation with the nation on abortion. Most people are opposed to abortion, but they can have questions on key issues. We aim to provide answers as part of a personal conversation on why we should say YES to Life, and NO to abortion. 

We’ll be explaining why there’s always a better answer than abortion – and how pro-life laws have saved 200,000 lives, and protect BOTH mother and baby. The YES to Life initiative will also use major social media, advertising and awareness campaigns to reach out with information and answers. 

Can we Count YOU In?  We need volunteers to join our teams in EVERY constituency, so we need YOU. Your talents, your time, your input, are all crucial will bring the ‘Yes to Life’ message to the nation. Training and materials are provided. Join the team!

On the Canvass!

Canvassing has already started in several constituencies and the feedback is very positive. We need you to join us, even if only for a couple of hours a month, your presence is needed to help change hearts and minds! We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you!

National Canvass Day March 2017

Huge door-to-door canvass reached 15,000 people

The Life Institute has said that it was confident of winning a referendum on the 8th, after it’s door-to-door outreach took a major step forward yesterday on National Life Canvass Day , reaching almost 15,000 people in one day.Yesterday’s National Life Canvass Day saw pro-life activists mobilised in all 40 constituencies, with almost 50 teams having one-to-one discussions with voters right across the country.Spokeswoman, Niamh Uí Bhriain said that conversations on the doorsteps centred around the key reasons to Save the 8th, and that this positive pro-life messages was brought to some 15,000 people in a national one-day canvass blitz.

“We started the Life Canvass 18 months ago, and were focused on training activists and getting local efforts going, and had already reached 148,000 homes before last week. The  National Life Canvass day was all about bringing new activists to the Canvass, and increasing the number of people we could reach in one day to have a real, informed, meaningful discussion, and to provide beautiful material and information on why we should Save the 8th,” she said.

“It has been a huge success, and we’re delighted with the turnout, and with the response at the doors, where we see, again and again, that Irish people have strong pro-life instincts. They want to protect both mother and baby,  they want protection for the right to life, and sometimes they have questions which we’re happy to answer: that’s the whole focus of the Canvass” she said.

“It was amazing last night to see the Canvass teams photos coming in from Meath to Mayo, Galway to Cork, Letterkenny to Kanturk, and everywhere in between. The first-time canvassers were delighted with their experiences and that's going to give our weekly local canvasses a major boost, so we’re adjusting all our targets upwards,” said the Life Institute spokeswoman.

“This is real people power, and it’s being used for the best possible cause, to protect women and preborn babies. Everyone deserves a chance at life, and everyone deserves support and compassion. That’s the progressive answer, not abortion - and this hugely successful National Life Canvass Day has confirmed that we can win a referendum to Save the 8th,” she said.


National Canvass Day November 2017


Saturday, November 4, saw hundreds of people across the country join 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.  
More than 50 teams brought out 600+ volunteers to cover the country and reach 16,000 people for the second massive, national canvassing blitz – an extraordinary display of people power which is building the largest grassroots endeavour seen in this country in recent times.

Constituencies nationwide saw diverse teams of people out on Canvass: mams juggling the normal Saturday chaos, dads who had just finished coaching kids at GAA, students, young professionals, carers, grandparents, seasoned activists, and new omers to the cause. 

This referendum on the right to life of preborn babies will firstly be decided in the human heart, and that there is no substitute for going to the doors to talk to people and having those vitally important conversations about retaining our constitutional protection for the right to life of both mother and baby. 
It was extraordinary to see some constituencies, like Wicklow, Tipperary and Mayo field two or three canvass teams for the National Canvass, and the growth of local canvass teams has been a significant and positive development in the past six months especially. 
All credit to the Life Canvass leaders: they’ve gathered, trained and empowered teams of committed and informed canvassers who are doing an incredible job talking to people at the doors and in the public square. 
They’ve also unified pro-life activists behind one united, cohesive and focused canvassing effort which is reaping huge dividends. As we move into the last 7 months in the run up to the referendum, long may that continue. 
Take a minute to look at the colourful photos on social media, or here on this page, of the Life Canvass -  the enthusiasm and energy literally jumps out at you, and no amount of funding from George Soros can buy that genuine desire to protect both vulnerable women and babies.  
Amongst the feedback nationally was someone so impressed with the Life Canvass booklet that they asked for a whole box to share with students in Donegal. And with every National Canvass new people join the initiative to Save the 8th because pro-life visibility brings more people to the campaign and to the cause. 
A huge thanks to everyone who canvassed all week, and who continue, despite the cold and the dark, to bring the pro-life message to the people so that we can have a real, meaningful conversation about abortion. 
If you are not part of the Life Canvas yet, please sign up here . Because it’s always, always better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.



At a Glance

What's this about?

Yes to Life! was the campaign that grew to later become the Life Canvass.