In light of Northern Ireland seeking to ban abortions on grounds of a non-fatal disability, including Down's syndrome, Sara McNeill wrote a heart-warming song in celebration of her son's, Tom, first birthday. Tom was diagnosed with Down's syndrome when he was born.
A private members bill is seeking to change Northern Ireland's current abortion law on disability grounds. Currently, abortion is legal in the region for any reason up to 12 weeks, and up to 24 weeks when the mothers life is in danger - but is legal up until birth in the case of a disability, which can include Down's syndrome or a cleft palate.
Last week, the Alliance of Pro-Life Students (APS) released the shocking results of a poll they conducted investigating the freedom of expression for pro-life students in universities. They found that over 70% of students have been placed in a situation where they felt that they could not speak about their pro-life views in lectures or seminars - but that pro-life societies continue to grow despite intimidation and censorship.
Benjamin Watson, a super-star American football athlete and Super Bowl champion, has released a new documentary on abortion, hoping to produce empathy and understanding in viewers on the abortion debate.
This past weekend saw the annual Super Bowl championship, one of the world's most watched sporting events. Toyota was one of the advertisers of this years Super Bowl, and their commercial presented a strong pro-life message.
We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the true heroes of the pro-life movement, a gentle giant of a man whose courage and commitment to protecting life inspired millions and saved the lives of thousands of babies.
Last week, pro-abortion activists stormed St Joseph Cathedral in Ohio, disrupting a pro-life mass. According to LifeSiteNews, eight abortion activists made their way to the altar holding signs saying “Fund abortion, not cops”, and “Abortion on demand, end Hyde now” - a legislation preventing federal funds to pay for abortion - whilst also chanting “Two, four, six, eight, this Church teaches hate”.
The support of Friends of Ireland in America to the pro-life movement – and more broadly, their support of human rights for all – was warmly welcomed by Peadar Tóibín, leader of Ireland’s Aontú party, at a global forum hosted by Irish Pro-Life USA.
Peadar Tóibín, TD, Leader of Aontú, is Keynote for Global Leadership Forum. Live Webinar & YouTube Event will feature Distinguished Special Guests this Wednesday, Dec 09, 7:00PM (New York Time); 12 Midnight (Ireland)
Pro-life activists will hold vigils across the country tomorrow demanding that the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, investigate and take action on the revelations regarding late-term abortion in Ireland published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.