Who We Are

The cutting edge of the pro-life movement"   - The Irish Times

We’re Ireland's largest and most active pro-life organisation, led by young people who believe that life is worth protecting.

We're from diverse backgrounds but we’ve one thing in common: we know that abortion is always wrong. That’s why we work to protect mothers and babies from being killed and exploited by the abortion industry.

Youth Defence believes that constant public engagement is crucial to keeping Ireland abortion-free. That's why we've become Ireland’s most active pro-life group: bringing our campaigns to reach people on many levels; where they shop, in the community, on campus, on the web,in schools, in local areas and on the high street.

We aim to provide real information about abortion, and to find new ways of getting that information to the public. We’re honest and open about what we do, which means we’re not afraid to challenge politicians or upset the consensus. Most of all we believe that Ireland can, again, be abortion-free. 

One person can make a difference and that person may be you.

Youth Defence is not affiliated to any political party or movement, and campaigns on right to life issues only.