Gript can reveal that the claim made by Minister Stephen Donnelly - and repeated on Drivetime - that 14% or 1 in 7 women had experienced “protest” and “intimidation” while seeking abortion is not confirmed by any rigorous research, but is based on an online survey by the Abortion Rights Campaign.
The Archbishop of Armagh has written to the Northern Ireland Equality Commission over the refusal of The Belfast Telegraph newspaper to publish, as a paid advertisement, the recent statement from the Catholic Bishops in the run-up to the Northern Ireland Assembly election on 2 May 2022.
The Life Institute has said that it believes a great deal of malice and a desire to punish pro-life activists is the primary motivation behind moves to criminalise peaceful and prayerful vigils at abortion centres.
"Retirement, obsolescence can do funny things to the mind. It is time for us, as a caring people, to ask Dr Boylan if he is ok. And ask the Sisters of Charity to opt out of this charade and leave Dr Boylan and the State to found their own hospital."