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#RIGHT TO LIFE

# right-to-life - Monday 20 May, 2019

Doctors begin switching off life support in hugely controversial French case

The man’s parents have repeatedly launched court action to keep him alive — in defiance of his wife and five siblings who are in favour of his right to die.

# right-to-life - Thursday 18 September, 2014

"Let's not repeat the mistake of 1983"... Varadkar calls for calm in abortion debate

The Health Minister has rejected calls for a referendum to be held next year.

# right-to-life - Monday 14 July, 2014

Opinion: Ireland’s record on civil and political rights comes under the UN spotlight

While progress has been made in some areas, long-standing human rights issues persist in Ireland including gender-based violence and a systemic delay in processing asylum applications.

# right-to-life - Friday 27 December, 2013

History lesson: What happened during the 1983 abortion referendum?

Using first-hand materials gathered from the National Archives, we take a look at what happened before and after the contentious vote in 1983.

# right-to-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.

# right-to-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.

# right-to-life - Friday 3 May, 2013

Flashback: Pro-life and pro-choice campaigners clash in 1992

Photocall Ireland has dug out this photo from the archives showing how abortion has remained divisive over the decades.

Bishops call for political campaign against proposed new abortion law

Ireland’s Catholic bishops say the proposed abortion bill marks a “dramatic and morally unacceptable change” in Irish law.

# right-to-life - Friday 15 February, 2013

Suicidal risk in X Case law 'not consistent with Constitution' - John Bruton

The former taoiseach and leader of Fine Gael argues that including suicidal risk in forthcoming legislation is not consistent with Article 40.3.3 which protests the life of the unborn child.