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.”
Figures released today by Health Minister Leo Varadkar showing that 26 abortions took place in 2014 under Ireland’s new abortion law.
The Pro Life Campaign has described the recent UN hearings on abortion in Geneva as the latest chapter in an ongoing charade perpetrated by a Committee that is deeply hypocritical when it comes to abortion. The UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issued the report.
The Pro Life Campaign has expressed its support for the latest effort by Independent TD Mattie McGrath, obliging medical professionals to desist from using the term ‘incompatible with life’ when referring to unborn babies with potentially life-limiting conditions.
A new organisation that will combat attempts to introduce euthanasia and assisted suicide into Ireland held its inaugural conference in Dublin last weekend.