Labour senator Ivana Bacik has been criticised by the pro-life group Youth Defence after she called for the Advertising Standards Agency to be given a remit to act on complaints about anti-abortion ads.
London police have arrested a man suspected of hacking into the website of a major British abortion provider, vandalising it, and stealing sensitive data – including names, addresses, and phone numbers.
In February 1992 the case of a 14-year-old rape victim who wanted an abortion sparked off waves of demonstrations around the country. These photos from the time give an idea of just how divisive and emotive the case became.
THE COURT OF Appeal in Belfast yesterday ruled that a bakery was guilty of discrimination for not making a cake that supported gay marriage.
The owners of Ashers Bakery took their case to the appeals court after a Belfast District Court ruling in 2015.
Co-owner Daniel McArthur said the refusal to bake the cake was made on religious grounds. Some Northern Ireland politicians have argued that the rulings impinge on the rights of business owners to exercise their religious beliefs.
The judgement noted the cake was “to mark the end of Northern Ireland Anti-homophobic Week” and was later made by a different bakery.
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