Abortion figures are now 'out of control', according to the Life Institute, as new data released for the first six months of the year suggests that up to 10,000 terminations may take place in 2023 if the trend continues.
The Safe Access Zones Bill, which would enforce exclusion zones banning peaceful gatherings within 100 metres of facilities offering abortions, “will not achieve its intended outcome,” and is “inherently discriminatory, ”the Dáil has heard.
A mother has gone viral on TikTok after receiving a diagnosis for Mosaic Down syndrome at the age of 23, when three of her pregnancies were diagnosed with Down syndrome. Upon receiving this diagnosis, the young mother has declared that this will not stop her from having more children.
Organisers estimated that more than 10,000 people took part in the life Rally for Life which sought to ‘”hold the government to account for the spiralling abortion rate” – and launched a summer campaign to retain the three-day wait before abortion.
Organisers of the Rally for Life say that they are “disappointed but not surprised” that an Garda Síochana “failed to record” a complaint of criminal destruction of pro-life posters, even though a call was made to Rathmines Garda station after abortion supporters tore the poster down.
Thousands are expected to gather at the annual Rally for Life on Saturday, where speakers will urge the government to take action to tackle "surging abortion numbers" after new figures show that 8,156 abortions took place in 2022.
Germany’s highest administrative court has struck down a ban on peaceful prayer vigils outside abortion centres. The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig ruled on Thursday that such bans are a violation of constitutional rights, with the news strongly welcomed by pro-life advocates.