In a move described by pro-life campaigners as “unbelievably hypocritical”, Irish politician Clare Daly expressed her support last week for an extension of legal protection for animals, while at the same time insisting that Ireland’s abortion laws must be further liberalised.
The Pro Life Campaign is today criticising the language used by some politicians in the Oireachtas, when describing unborn babies with life-limiting conditions, during the debate on Deputy Clare Daly’s latest abortion bill on the issue. The Dáil will vote on the bill next Tuesday.
The Pro Life Campaign has questioned the motivation behind Deputy Clare Daly’s latest abortion Bill in the Dáil and the insensitive way some members of the Oireachtas have described babies with life-limiting conditions.
Irish politician Lucinda Creighton has today announced plans to set up a new political party in eight weeks' time.
In the Dáil yesterday evening Health Minister Leo Varadkar said that the Eighth Amendment to the Constitutional dealing with abortion is too “restrictive” and is having a “chilling” effect on doctors. He was commenting during a private members’ bill tabled by Clare Daly TD, which seeks to remove all remaining constitutional protection for the unborn.
The case that has now become known as 'Miss Y' involved a migrant woman living in Ireland who allegedly sought an abortion on the grounds of being suicidal - the basis on which abortion was introduced by the Irish Government in 2013.
Members of a disability support group have launched a campaign to ask members of the legal, media and medical professions to dispense with the term "incompatible with life" when describing unborn babies suffering from a life-shortening illness.
Pro-life campaigners in the UK have been given a boost in recent days with the news that a doctor who was filmed allegedly agreeing to arrange abortions on gender grounds must now appear in a criminal court to face an allegation under the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act. Dr Prabha Sivaraman will appear in court next month.
The Pro Life Campaign has criticised Fine Gael TD Olivia Mitchell over remarks she made in a Sunday newspaper attacking those involved in an undercover investigation that exposed life-endangering counselling practices at clinics run by the taxpayer-funded Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA).