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Pro-Life

# pro-life - Friday 4 July, 2014

New abortion guidelines spark condemnation on all sides

TD Mattie McGrath called them “a butcher’s charter”, but fellow TD Ruth Coppinger said women seeking an abortion shouldn’t have to “run a gauntlet” of doctors and bureaucrats.

# pro-life - Thursday 26 June, 2014

‘Buffer zones’ outside abortion clinics in the US have been ruled illegal

The ‘buffer zones’ meant anti-abortion protesters had to stay 35-feet from clinics.

# pro-life - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

European candidates asked about abortion legislation… here’s what they said

The Life Insitute put a number of questions to a range of candidates – 10 answered.

# pro-life - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Large numbers turn out for pro-life vigil in Dublin Vigil For Life This post contains images

Large numbers turn out for pro-life vigil in Dublin

The event was the first of its kind since the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act became law.

# pro-life - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Misquoted: Sinn Féin apologises to Bishop over abortion letter

The party’s apologised after election literature written by local members misrepresented the views of Bishop of Dromore, John McAreavey.

# pro-life - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Column: Past concerns over Ireland’s abortion laws foreshadowed today’s reality

Arguments against the eighth amendment of the Constitution in 1983 raised concerns about Ireland’s approach to abortion which have sadly been realised, writes historian Dr Ciara Meehan.

# pro-life - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Pro Life groups call BPAS advert in Irish newspaper today ‘disgusting’ and ‘callous’

The largest abortion provider in Britain has taken out an ad in The Irish Times today saying: “We’ll care for your women until your government does”.

# pro-life - Thursday 19 September, 2013

London women’s centre advert that appeals to ‘Irish visitors’ is misleading

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has pulled an advert for a London clinic as it gives the impression it’s an abortion clinic.

# pro-life - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Pro Life campaign: Irish Times abortion story ‘raises major credibility issues’

While solicitor Simon McGarr says the two paragraph apology by The Irish Times on page seven of last Saturday’s paper was inadequate in the eyes of media regulations.

# pro-life - Monday 22 July, 2013

Pro-life group says some women are ‘coerced’ into having abortions

The Society for the Protection of the Unborn made the comment following a recent court case where a man wanted to stop his girlfriend travelling for a termination as he believed she was doing so under duress.

# pro-life - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Texas passes strict anti-abortion law despite protests

The bill includes a ban on terminations starting at 20 weeks after conception and mandates that a doctor must be with a woman when she takes a pill to induce abortion.

# pro-life - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Taoiseach defends marathon Dáil sitting, says he’s “hopeful” of a final vote today

TDs will be back in the Dáil to discuss the Protection of Life Bill at 5pm, with the session to be adjourned by midnight if not concluded before then.

# pro-life - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Column: The language of the abortion debate has been cruel and unfair – on both sides

Tonight’s vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill probably won’t end the public debate about abortion – and the women we all claim to care about deserve better than the unfair language that has been used recently, writes Aisling Twomey.

Rosary chants and ‘Savita’ banners greet TDs ahead of contentious vote Abortion This post contains images

Rosary chants and ‘Savita’ banners greet TDs ahead of contentious vote

Dozens of pro-life protesters are maintaining their vigil as deputies arrive ahead of today’s abortion vote. Pro-choice campaigners said there were “tensions” between the groups overnight.

# pro-life - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Fine Gael TD: Pro-life protestors were banging on my home window

Dublin Mid-West TD Derek Keating said that he recognised some of the crowd and has passed their names onto Gardaí.

# pro-life - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Thousands take to Dublin streets over proposed abortion legislation Abortion This post contains images

Thousands take to Dublin streets over proposed abortion legislation

Gardaí say approximately 35,000 people took to the streets today in opposition to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.

‘Rally for Life’ protest to call for referendum on abortion bill

The pro-life rally will call for the Taoiseach to put the Protection in Life During Pregnancy Bill to the people of Ireland in a referendum.

Flanagan seeks removal of suicide clause from abortion bill

Meanwhile, Deputy Denis Naughten is seeking regulations for where a pregnant woman is unable to give informed consent.

# pro-life - Friday 5 July, 2013

Lucinda Creighton seeks removal of suicidal ideation from abortion bill

In the eight amendments tabled, Creighton also details an ambitious pathway of care for pregnant women who are suicidal.

Amendment seeks inclusion of rape and incest cases in abortion bill

The change, if accepted, would also allow women to obtain a legal abortion if “she believes it is in her best interests to do so.”

# pro-life - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Tóibín: Abortion bill has not received sufficient debate

The Sinn Féin TD was the only member of his party to vote against the bill tonight in the Dáil.

Abortion bill passes first Dáil vote, moves to committee stage

The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill has passed the second stage of the Dáil this evening with cross-party support but also cross-party opposition.

# pro-life - Monday 1 July, 2013

Pro Life Campaign poll looks at abortion ‘as response to suicide’

The majority of the 984 respondents said they were ‘very unlikely’ or ‘unlikely’ to support abortion if it was clearly shown it is not a suitable treatment for a pregnant woman with suicidal feelings.

# pro-life - Monday 24 June, 2013

Pro-life TDs and Senators to host cross-party meeting ahead of abortion vote

A number of TDs and Senators have organised a cross-party meeting for colleagues tomorrow evening, billing it as “one of the last occasions to discuss one of the most important decisions of your political life with like-minded colleagues”.

# pro-life - Friday 21 June, 2013

Cardinal says Taoiseach’s abortion comment ‘makes no sense’

Kenny’s statement that he’s ‘not a Catholic Taoiseach’ has been criticised by American Cardinal Raymond L. Burke.

# pro-life - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Column: The new abortion law attempts to add clarity, but the Savita case could happen again

Forcing doctors to wait to see a ‘risk to life’ rather than just a ‘risk to health’ to a woman when considering performing an abortion could result in it becoming too late, write Dr Mary Favier and Dr Ciara Flynn.

# pro-life - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Reilly: I don’t want to make a big deal of the threat to burn down my home

The Health Minister has revealed he received a letter to his home “threatening arson”

Pro-Life Campaign asks the Taoiseach what he is afraid of Abortion This post contains videos

Pro-Life Campaign asks the Taoiseach what he is afraid of

The Pro-Life Campaign has called for a free vote for all TDs on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.

# pro-life - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Eddie Shaw apologises, resigns as Chairman of Harold School board

Shaw distributed leaflets to children as young as five about a Vigil for Life rally in Dublin on 8 June.

# pro-life - Monday 17 June, 2013

Kenny targeted by 200 pro-life protestors in Longford

The Taoiseach was giving a speech at the unveiling of a Civil War hero’s statue when he was heckled by protestors.

Lisa McInerney: The loudest voices in pro-life camp discredit the civil ones

There is common ground to be found between pro-life and pro-choice people, writes Lisa McInerney, but plastic foetuses and death threats are eroding it.

# pro-life - Friday 14 June, 2013

TD warned: ‘Your days are numbered, check under your car’

Waterford deputy John Halligan has received a death threat in the wake of his criticism of the actions of some pro-life campaigners in the Dáil this week.

# pro-life - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Caroline Simons: ‘I think James Reilly is a very foolish man’

The Minister for Health himself has spoken about some of the changes to the abortion legislation, which was published overnight.

# pro-life - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Rónán Mullen: Taoiseach playing the victim over nasty abortion messages

The pro-life senator has accused Enda Kenny of using spin tactics to deflect from his “deeply unpleasant” proposal to legislate for abortion under the terms of the X Case.

Taoiseach: I’m being branded a murderer and getting letters written in blood

Enda Kenny has revealed that he is being branded a murderer as the debate over legislation for abortion rages on.

Bishop urges people to pray for TDs in advance of abortion vote

The call comes as the Government finalises the wording of its upcoming Bill.

# pro-life - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Thousands turn out for Pro-Life vigil in Dublin Dublin This post contains images

Thousands turn out for Pro-Life vigil in Dublin

Among the attendees was Tyrone football manager Mickey Harte.

# pro-life - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Column: I have always considered myself pro-choice, but I can’t support the proposed abortion bill

Colm Keaveney TD explains that if the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 is initiated in the Dáil reflecting the contents and detail of the Heads of Bill that were recently discussed before the Joint Committee on Health, he will be unable to support it.

# pro-life - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Column: I’m a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate

Tracey Holsgrove explains the agony of contemplating how to proceed with her pregnancy after learning of her baby’s condition – and why she is a firm pro-choice advocate.

# pro-life - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Column: Changing the law on abortion is dangerous and unjust

There is no evidence to show that abortion treats suicide ideation – this means that any legislation based on the grounds of suicidal ideation is irredeemably damaged, writes Cora Sherlock.

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