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# Rally for Life
'Heartbroken': After defeat in 2018, what's next for Ireland's pro-life campaigns?
Activists are taking a long view, as they hope to one day change Irish abortion law.
# love both
Pro Life Campaign can't say what's next but it's 'certainly not going away'
The group was speaking in Dublin today.
# voter data
Pro-life groups secured access to the names and addresses of Irish voters ahead of the referendum
An investigation by and OpenDemocracy has found that at least two pro-life groups have applied for copies of the register for different local authorities.
# portiuncula hospital ballinasloe
HSE removes pro-life sticker from hospital waiting room following complaints
The HSE said the sticker was displayed “without the knowledge of hospital management”.
# Eighth Amendment
Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited
The public will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment next year.
# Citizens Assembly
Frances Fitzgerald: Abortion referendum should be held next year
The Citizens’ Assembly has made recommended sweeping changes be implemented regarding Ireland’s abortion laws.
# personal stories
The Citizens' Assembly will NOT hear from a woman who regrets having an abortion
The assembly says the decision is reflective of the submissions they received
# factcheck
FactCheck: What do HSE guidelines actually say about the effects of abortion?
The Pro Life Campaign’s Sinead Slattery made a bold claim on Tonight With Alison O’Connor this week. Does it hold up?
# factcheck
FactCheck: Who's right about Ireland's record on maternal deaths?
FactCheck readers asked us to referee a recent dispute between Cora Sherlock and Fintan O’Toole, so we obliged.
# Abortion stance
Paschal Donohoe says there will be a referendum on abortion in the coming years
The new Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said it was his personal view the issue would be put to the people.
# Punishment
Irish Pro-Life Campaign criticises Donald Trump over controversial abortion remarks
Amnesty International is also not happy with the Republican’s comments.
# Eighth Amendment
Pro-choice activists are not impressed by Enda's latest remarks
Kenny said yesterday that he has no intention of holding a referendum on the controversial eighth amendment.
# abortion drone
Pro-life campaigners are not happy that an abortion pill drone is coming to Ireland
The drone delivered a batch of pills to Poland last month.
# march for choice
Thousands march for "realistic abortion access in Ireland"
The march was organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign.
# taking to the streets
300 attend anti-abortion rally outside Leinster House
One speaker was strongly critical of Labour TDs for “pushing for more abortion”.
# Abortion
Pro-Life Campaign moves conference to RDS because of 'exceptional demand'
The group expects more than 400 people to attend the event this weekend.
# abortion act
Some welcome President passing abortion bill, others not so much
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore described it as a “key milestone”, while the Pro Life Campaign said it was a “very sad day”.
# Abortion
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.
# Abortion
Billboard company discontinues Youth Defence campaign after Rape Crisis Centre incident
Mobile advertising company AdMobile says that the parking of an anti-abortion message opposite a rape support headquarters was an ‘innocent error’.
# Abortion
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.
# Abortion
'Specific threats' made on life of Pro-Life campaigner Caroline Simons
Meanwhile, spokesperson Caroline Simons described the recent controversy at Harold School in Dublin as “unfortunate”.
# Abortion
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.
# Abortion
'Misleading' to say abortion does or does not help suicidal women
A New Zealand based psychologist, whose work has been quoted extensively by pro-life groups, has raised issues with the definitive conclusions those groups have drawn from his work.
# savita
Savita inquest reaction: 'She was sadly let down by the healthcare system'
There has been mixed reaction to the verdict in the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar with groups campaigning on the abortion issue quick to issue statements this evening.
# Opinion Poll
Pro Life opinion poll shows 3 in 4 are against abortion
It contradicts a poll earlier this month which shows that 85 per cent of people in Ireland favour abortion in certain circumstances.
# Vigil for Life
Pics: Thousands attend pro-life vigil in Dublin
Gardaí say that around 25,000 people attended a pro-life demonstration in Dublin’s city centre today.
# Abortion
10 interesting moments from day three of the Oireachtas hearings on abortion
Thursday was the final day of Oireachtas hearings on how to implement legislation for the X case with religious and advocacy groups having their thoughts heard.
# Abortion
Churches and lobby groups to address Oireachtas abortion hearings
The third and final day is a busy one, with pro-choice, pro-life and several faith groups all weighing in on abortion.
# Abortion
Government will legislate to allow abortion in line with X Case ruling
The legislation, which will be introduced in the New Year, will be supplemented by more detailed regulations.
# Abortion
Cabinet to discuss plan of action for new abortion rules
Ministers are expected to decide this morning on what course of action to take based on the Expert Group’s report.
# Abortion
Kenny confirms New Year action on abortion issue
Meanwhile, the Pro Life Campaign has said that any legislation would be a “first step in achieving abortion on demand”.
# Abortion
Pics, video: Thousands gather for pro-life vigil outside the Dáil
The Pro Life Campaign event heard from many who are unhappy with the current debate surrounding abortion in the Dáil where the expert group report is being debated this evening.
# Abortion
Perspectives: How does an abortion clinic in the North affect the Republic?
Pro-life and pro-choice campaigners tell what the clinic’s opening means for the debate south of the Border.
# Abortion
Anti-abortion billboards 'do not speak for majority of women'
A high profile anti-abortion campaign has been strongly criticised by a pro-choice group.
# Genetics
Unborn babies could be tested for 3500 genetic conditions
Blood and saliva samples from parents could predict thousands of genetic conditions in unborn babies.
# Abortion
Fewer women travelling to the UK for abortion services
In 2010, over 4,400 women went to England or Wales for terminations. Last year, that number dropped to 4,149.
Column: There is nothing enlightened or progressive about this abortion legislation
The abortion bill being debated by the Dáil aims to introduce abortion on demand, not protect women during pregnancy. Women and their babies deserve better, writes Dr Ruth Cullen.