Parents have been urged to make their voices heard on a “major redrafting” of the sex-education curriculum for Irish schools – or face being “disempowered” regarding what their children learn in school, according to parents groups and teachers.
In an initiative to ensure that babies who are stillborn are treated with compassion and dignity, the Welsh Ambulance Service has introduced handmade “cuddle pockets” that are used to respectfully transfer these babies to hospital.
Thousands of people in Poland gathered together last week in the country's capital for their annual March for Life and the Family. This is the first March for Life to take place in the country, after Poland introduced a new law that banned eugenic abortions.
As you know, there’s a huge push right now, both North and South, to legalise abortion for babies with a disability. That’s why we need to stand strong against abortion at the All Ireland Rally for Life in Belfast on July 2nd.
If you’ve had a toddler, or even spent more than an hour or two with one, it is something you know firsthand. In addition to all the happy things that accompany the exploration and curiosity that define toddler-hood comes something pretty darned developmentally important.
Last week you spoke up for the families of unborn children with profound disability, and prompted a right to reply from Newstalk. Now we're asking you to do the same for bereaved parents whose children lost their lives to a profound disability, and who have been deeply distressed by the callous and erroneous claims made on RTE's Morning Ireland last Friday, 10th October 2014..
For 41 years, Britain has lived with "a state-sponsored culture of death that has killed 5 million children" said Bishop Patrick O'Donoghue, emeritus bishop of Lancaster, in a homily at a pilgrimage for the unborn in Norfolk last week. "We're now surprised that some of the surviving children have turned out violent with no regard for the sanctity of life?" "Yes, abortion, contraception, euthanasia, and assisted suicide destroy life, and they also destroy the sanctity of home," Bishop O'Donoghue continued. "This is why there are so many broken homes in our country."
Abolish the system which penalises single income families
The newly appointed Board of the Family Support Agency held their first meeting on Wednesday, 10th July in the St. Stephens Green Hotel in Dublin. Mary Coughlan, Minister for Social and Family Affairs addressed the Board before the meeting. Mary Coughlan, Minister for Social and Family Affairs addressed the Board before the meeting. Mr Michael O'Kennedy, Senior Counsel & former Government Minister and EU Commissioner is chairperson of the new Board. The Minister spoke of the Government's commitment to the needs of families: "At a time when families are coming under increasing pressures, Government is establishing an agency to bring together all the support which families need. The State cannot and should not replace families but we can and must provide services to support families", she said.