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# youth-defence - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Youth Defence: 'Sex traffickers and child molesters love abortion' Citizens Assembly This post contains videos

Youth Defence: 'Sex traffickers and child molesters love abortion'

The group was presenting before the Citizens’ Assembly this morning

# youth-defence - Thursday 16 April, 2015

This is what the Youth Defence website looks like today

It displays a message that reads “Vote Yes”.

# youth-defence - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Anti-abortion protester convicted of harassment outside Belfast clinic

Bernadette Smyth is appealing the decision.

# youth-defence - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Pro-life campaigners to hold protest 'witness' at Fine Gael conference

The national conference is set to take place in Limerick on Saturday.

# youth-defence - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Martin to Taoiseach: 'You're adopting tactics that would make Libertas or Youth Defence blush'

The Fianna Fáil leader has hit out at the Taoiseach over claims from Fine Gael that abolishing the Seanad will save €20 million.

# youth-defence - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

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.

# youth-defence - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about Youth Defence, property developers and Edward Snowden…

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Youth Defence says website hack was “illegal and utterly pointless”

The Youth Defence website has been replaced by a text which says it is blowing the lid on the background of the anti-abortion group.

Poll: Have abortion protests gone too far? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have abortion protests gone too far?

Two abortion protests are making the news today ahead of the Dáil vote on abortion legislation tomorrow. Are they crossing the line with their tactics?

# youth-defence - Thursday 27 June, 2013

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’.

# youth-defence - 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.

# youth-defence - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

'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.

# youth-defence - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Pro-life groups: 'Proposals go too far'; Pro-choice: 'Bill doesn't go far enough'

It’s not often that Clare Daly and Youth Defence are in agreement…

# youth-defence - Friday 22 February, 2013

Pro-life group condemns attack on office as 'grotesque and vile'

Faeces was used to stick photos and news clippings of Savita Halappanavar to the front of the Youth Defence office.

# youth-defence - Friday 11 January, 2013

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.

# youth-defence - Thursday 10 January, 2013

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.

# youth-defence - Friday 21 December, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Youth Defence ordered to remove anti-abortion posters

Dublin City Council said that the organisation “had not applied for or received permission” for the anti-abortion posters which appeared in Dublin city centre this week.

# youth-defence - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Savita death 'not caused by Ireland's ban on abortion' - Youth Defence

The pro life group and senator Ronan Mullen have both criticised people for using the death of Savita Praveen Halappanavar to call for legislation on the X case.

# youth-defence - Friday 27 July, 2012

Youth Defence under investigation over use of image in anti-abortion campaign Exclusive

Pro-life campaigners Youth Defence are being investigated to determine whether they breached copyright in the use of one of the images used in their recent anti-abortion campaign.

# youth-defence - Thursday 28 June, 2012

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Senator’s criticism of abortion ads an ‘odious abuse of taxpayer-funded privilege’

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.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# youth-defence - Friday 22 June, 2012

Column: These billboards simply bring the reality of abortion into focus

The message may not be easy to take – but censorship is not the answer, writes Niamh Ui Bhriain of the Life Institute.

Column: This campaign is offensive – and flies in the face of the facts

If the anti-abortion billboards were really about women’s welfare they would look very different, writes Stephanie Lord of Choice Ireland.

# youth-defence - Thursday 21 June, 2012

ASAI powerless to act on anti-abortion billboards

The Advertising Standards Authority has received a number of complaints over the Life Institute campaign, but said it is outside their remit.

# youth-defence - Thursday 12 April, 2012

GALLERY: Protesters oppose proposed new abortion bill Abortion This post contains images

GALLERY: Protesters oppose proposed new abortion bill

Youth Defence, Life Institute and Precious Life gathered at Leinster House to proposed legislation for the result of the X Case.

# youth-defence - Saturday 10 March, 2012

In pictures: Youth Defence anti-abortion protests in Dublin Youth Defence This post contains images

In pictures: Youth Defence anti-abortion protests in Dublin

The activists held a protest to keep ‘Ireland Abortion Free’.