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#Pro-Life

# pro-life - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Now this Fine Gael TD wants to repeal the 8th Amendment (but he’s still ‘very pro-life’) Breaking Ranks This post contains videos

Now this Fine Gael TD wants to repeal the 8th Amendment (but he’s still ‘very pro-life’)

Jerry Buttimer is one of the first Fine Gael TDs to call for the repeal of the controversial constitutional amendment.

# pro-life - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Pro-Life march: ‘Media bias on abortion has reached a point we cannot ignore’

The Pro-Life Campaign maintains that, in the space of a single fortnight, Irish newspapers ran 33 articles that were ‘pro-choice’.

# pro-life - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Irish pro-life group want to get rid of “incompatible with life” phrase

A group of four families are set to travel to Geneva.

# pro-life - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

‘People think I’m the devil for having an abortion, but it’s the only option that’s right for me’

A young Cork woman has taken part in a BBC documentary that follows her journey to have an abortion in the UK.

# pro-life - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Anti-abortion protester convicted of harassment outside Belfast clinic

Bernadette Smyth is appealing the decision.

# pro-life - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Enda: Leo Varadkar spoke ‘in a personal capacity’ on abortion issue The 8th This post contains videos

Enda: Leo Varadkar spoke ‘in a personal capacity’ on abortion issue

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was responding to Varadkar’s comments last night that the 8th Amendment was too restrictive.

# pro-life - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Pro-choice group put banner advertising abortion pills on Galway Cathedral

The banner was up for most of yesterday morning.

# pro-life - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

‘Very often women let down other women’: Pro-life campaigner “disappointed” with backlash after BBC honour

Cora Sherlock was chosen as one of the BBC’s “100 Women” for 2014

# pro-life - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Socialist TDs call for ‘medieval’ 8th Amendment to be removed from Constitution

Ruth Coppinger said that a Referendum should take place on the same day as the Marriage Equality Referendum next Spring.

# pro-life - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Galway senator responds to criticism after branding SVP donations to gay rights groups “unwise”

The comments come in relation to Saint Vincent de Paul approving funding to be given to a Galway-based LGBT group.

# pro-life - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Large-scale pro-choice rally planned for Dublin this afternoon

Around two thousand people attended a similar rally on Wednesday, while pro-life groups also took part in a vigil at Leinster House last night.

# pro-life - Friday 22 August, 2014

Pro-life group to hold vigil after denied abortion

The Pro Life Campaign described the response by pro-choice groups as “undignified clamour”.

# pro-life - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Protests to take place internationally over abortion controversy

Hundreds are expected to turnout at today’s rally.

# pro-life - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

No one in this government wants to deal with the abortion issue again. Here’s why…

Analysis: The government legislated for abortion last summer and is highly unlikely to touch the issue again in its current lifetime.

Ireland in the international headlines again after rape victim is denied abortion

The issue has also started gathering much attention across the world.

# pro-life - Monday 18 August, 2014

Check out this abortion debate between William Binchy and Mary Robinson in 1983 Flashback This post contains videos

Check out this abortion debate between William Binchy and Mary Robinson in 1983

The controversial 8th Amendment has just been passed and two heavyweights from the pro-choice and pro-life sides go head-to-head.

# 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”.

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