China’s One Child Policy represents one of the darkest aspects of human rights abuses globally. Today marks the 35th anniversary of the introduction of this draconian measure and it provides a much-needed opportunity to reflect on the devastation and heartache that the policy has caused.
Anti-assisted suicide campaigners in the UK are gathering outside the Houses of Parliament today where a debate is taking place on a piece of legislation that would erode the rights of disabled people and those living with some form of dependency.
In the wake of the first shocking undercover video which have emerged showing staff members of Planned Parenthood engaged in the sale of the organs of aborted babies, Irish politician Mattie McGrath has called on the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) to distance itself from the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), which is the parent group of both the IFPA and Planned Parenthood.
A poll published in the Sunday Times has provided more good news for pro-life campaigners in Ireland this week as it revealed that support for loosening the restrictions on abortion are at their lowest level in more than two years.
The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland today has turned down the request of a teenage girl and her mother who wanted to travel to England for an abortion and have it paid for by the National Health Service (NHS).
Media reports today reveal internal memos showing the war of words that has developed between Health Minister Leo Varadkar and the HSE over the failure to implement the patient safety recommendations. The responsibility for the failure of the HSE to properly implement new sepsis guidelines in pregnancy rests squarely with the Minister for Health and the Government.
The Pro Life Campaign has said that the refusal by the Minister for Health to answer official parliamentary questions on the gestational age of the babies involved in the 26 terminations carried out under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013, and the medical conditions of the women, is not acceptable considering the enormous public interest in the Act’s operation.
The Pro Life Campaign today revealed that Amnesty International’s recent report on Ireland’s abortion laws was compiled with the assistance of the international abortion lobby group, Women on Web. The PLC said this completely undermines the impartiality of Amnesty’s “My Body: My Rights”report and raises very serious questions about Amnesty’s professional judgement in partnering with an organisation that facilitates what it described as “the reckless and irresponsible importation of abortion drugs into Ireland, leading to situations where women end up self-administering the drugs without any medical supervision.”
The Pro Life Campaign has described the decision of Women on Waves to target Ireland next with a drone delivery of abortion pills as “nothing more than a cheap publicity stunt that shows utter disregard for women’s health and the right to life.”