Google must answer questions about whether it or its employees engaged in an active campaign to prevent Irish voters from accessing information on its platforms during Ireland’s referendum on the 8th amendment, the former campaign group Save the 8th has said.
Thousands of pro-life activists are expected to attend the Rally for Life in Dublin on July 6th, where speakers will hear that the abortion regime established by the government has already been exposed as being fatally flawed, and that a key role of the pro-life movement is to subject the regime to endless scrutiny.
Last weekend, on May 25th, the Irish Catholic held a pro-life conference in the Alex Hotel in Dublin which heard from a range of speakers, including Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Life Institute, about making a pro-life future a reality.
The Life Institute has called on the Coroner at the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar to hear from neutral expert obstetric witnesses on the impact of Irish law on necessary terminations of pregnancy, in order to ensure a balanced view is heard.
Save the 8th issued the following statement in response to comments by Simon Coveney, the Tánaiste, this morning: “Simon Coveney’s confusion on what repeal could mean for the rights of the unborn shows that voters can have no confidence in the Government’s promises. When senior members of the Government are talking about future changes to legislation that has not even been published yet, it demonstrates that promises of restraint, or respect for the rights of the unborn, are worthless.
The Life Institute has described the Oireachtas Committee on the 8th Amendment, with a few honourable exceptions, as a “lynch mob who have deliberately ignored the humanity of the preborn child and the full evidence about abortion”, and vowed to ensure that the “extreme and cruel recommendations of the Committee would be rejected by the people”.
The Life Institute has said that recommendations to legalise abortion issued in the report of the Oireachtas Committee today were both “cruel and extreme” and would be rejected by the Irish people in the upcoming referendum.
The Life Institute has hit out at Canadian Prime Minister's after he called for Ireland to legalise abortion, saying that "Justin Trudeau should instead move to repeal Canada's disgusting and inhumane abortion laws which permit abortion until birth and fail to protect babies who have survived abortion."
The Life Institute has welcomed a further fall in the number of Irish women travelling to Britain for abortion, as figures released by the British Department of Health showed those figures declining again - from 3,451 in 2015 to 3,265 in 2016.