The impartiality of the Citizens’ Assembly which was set up to discuss abortion in Ireland has been dealt a further blow by the news that the Chief Executive Officer of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), Ann Furedi, is so happy that the British Medical Association recently voted to support the decriminalisation of abortion that she can’t stop humming the 1970s disco song “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”.
The campaign to liberalise abortion took a further step forward today with the first sitting of the Government’s new Committee which is due to look at the recommendations by the recent Citizens’ Assembly.
The Pro Life Campaign has welcomed a Report showing that the number of women travelling from Ireland to England and Wales for abortions has decreased for the fifteenth consecutive year.
It’s Children’s Hospice Week and in Ireland that means an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful work carried out by the many organisations that provide home care to families of seriously or terminally ill children. All week, we have been hearing about the incredible assistance provided to these families and their children.
A new survey reported in the British Medical Journal tries to make the dubious point that the abortion pill is safe for women to take.
Ireland Special Olympics Can Celebrate Life Because 8th Amendment Saves Disabled Babies From Abortion
Ireland’s culture of protecting and encouraging every human being received another boost this week with the annual collection in favour of the Special Olympics.
During the past few months, the abortion debate in Ireland has centred around the Citizens’ Assembly, a monthly meeting of 99 members of the public who were tasked with making recommendations to the Government on how to proceed regarding the Eighth Amendment, the last remaining constitutional protection for unborn children.
The Pro Life Campaign has described as “farcical and wholly unacceptable” the way the Citizens’ Assembly voted for abortion on several grounds today without any prior debate or expert advice being sought before making decisions.
It seems to be the season for videos on social media to cause a stir in the abortion debate in Ireland. A few days ago, LifeNews reported on a video that challenged arguments for repeal of the Eighth Amendment which has received almost 600,000 views to date on Facebook. (The Eighth Amendment is Ireland’s last remaining constitutional protection for unborn children).