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.
A new book, from respected commentator, author and historian Jonathon Van Maren, examines all of this and more, including the untold story of the fight to Save the 8th amendment. Coming this summer, it will tell the history of the fight to keep Ireland abortion-free and what the movement must do now.
I thank Deputies Bríd Smith, O’Reilly and Shortall for raising this issue. I agree with them and, more importantly, so do many practitioners providing services to women in crisis. We have come a long way in this House working together on these issues. We should be ensuring that we continue to protect the rights of women during this time of a global pandemic.
A medical abortion involves taking two pills - but increasing numbers of women immediately regret their action after taking the first pill. Now they have a change to undo the effect of that first abortion tablet - and save their baby.
New figures released from the British Department of Health show that the number of Irish women who had an abortion in Britain fell again to 2,879 - more than a 50% decline since 2001 - in the same year that the 8th amendment was repealed and abortion legalised in Ireland.