A young mother has chosen life for her baby after she met a pro-life street counsellor outside an abortion clinic in Belfast, who offered her help and support provided by organisation Stanton Healthcare Belfast.
The UK government is currently set to officially classify children conceived as a result of rape as ‘victims of crime’. In light of this, children who have discovered they were conceived in rape and mothers who had children as a result of rape have opened up about their experiences, sharing the impacts of learning about the circumstances of their conception has had on these children.
A survey of parents whose babies were diagnosed with life-limiting conditions has underlined the importance of the support provided by organisations such as Every Life Counts, as most parents reported they felt failed by the maternal healthcare system after receiving what is often a devastating diagnosis.
Responding to results of a damning survey from Down Syndrome Ireland, Aontú Leader & Meath West TD, Peadar Tóibín, and Aontú Rep for Louth, Michael O’Dowd, have criticised the abandonment of people with Down Syndrome by the HSE and the immediate need for action.
Staff at a family planning clinic in Limerick have denied a claim, made by a spokesperson for the Together for Safety lobby group, that pro-life protesters tried to gain access to the clinic. The claim was originally reported in a recent article in the Limerick Post.
Senator Rónán Mullen yesterday called on the Irish Independent to apologise to a woman who was inaccurately quoted in an article by Irish Independent journalist Ellen Coyne. The Senator also requested that Coyne herself apologise for the article.