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in Britain fell again to 2,879 - more than a 50% decline since 2001 - in the same year that the 8th amendment was repealed and abortion legalised in Ireland.
The Life Institute has said that the twelve short months that have passed since the repeal of the 8th amendment have made it abundantly clear that the vote was a mistake and that abortion is nothing to celebrate.
Last week, the Italian Health Ministry announced that a 19-year-old woman had died during an abortion procedure at Cardarelli Hospital in Naples. The young mother - Gabriella Cipolletta - died after going into hypovolemic shock during the abortion after losing too much blood. The Italian newspaper La Repubblica reports that Ms. Cipolletta discovered she was pregnant when she went to the doctor to be treated for a skin infection.
The Life Institute has said that doctors supporting Amnesty’s latest push for abortion are expressing a political and not a medical opinion. Spokeswoman, Niamh Uí Bhriain also said that Amnesty had gathered signatures from medics across a total of 44 countries and that the average of less than 20 doctors signing per country was “less than impressive”.
Last week, the long-time abortion supporter and Irish Times columnist, Eamonn McCann, in obvious liaison with Amnesty and other abortion campaigners, tried to smack down parents whose babies died from life-limiting conditions such as anencephaly and Trisomy 13. McCann wrote a rather disjoined and paranoid piece about the HSE consultation process on bereavement standards, which accused parents who children did not seek abortion for their babies because of a life-limiting diagnosis of being ‘strident’, simply because these parents don’t want misleading and upsetting terms like ‘incompatible with life’ or ‘lethal anomaly’ used in relation to their children – rather, they want the conditions explained and the medical research in relation to those conditions presented.
A Magistrates' Court in London has heard that a woman from Ireland who died hours after an abortion at a Marie Stopes clinic in London had collapsed on the floor hyperventilating after the procedure, but was then later discharged by the abortion clinic staff.
The Life Institute has said that the HSE inquiry into the care of a woman who requested an abortion must include a thorough and transparent investigation into the involvement of the abortion agency, the Irish Family Planning Association.
Marie Stopes wants to open up abortion clinics in Ireland. But did you know that, last year, a woman who travelled from Ireland died after having an abortion at Marie Stopes? And that another Irish woman almost died after pieces of her baby were left inside her by an abortionist working for Marie Stopes in Ealing.
The pro-life group Youth Defence has slammed the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) for "gross interference" in Ireland's affairs, after the abortion providers ran an advert in the Irish Times pushing for abortion to be made legal in Ireland.
Youth Defence have challenged the Irish media to ask a late-term abortionist the hard questions on abortion this weekend. News interviews with Dr Shelley Sella, a US-based late-term abortionist who will speak in Dublin this weekend have been uncritical so far in the Irish Times and on Pat Kenny on Newstalk.
The Life Institute has said that the tragic death of a woman following an abortion in Britain may reveal the reality of the abortion industry which kills children and exploits women for profit.
Spokeswoman Niamh Ui Bhriain said that, while the facts remained unclear, it was a tragedy that a woman who had travelled from Ireland had, like so many other women, lost her life following a supposed ‘safe, legal’ abortion.
The Life Institute spokeswoman said it was disgusting to see the cynical rush by the Irish Family Planning Association and others to try to claim that this tragic death supported their demands for abortion services in Ireland.