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).
The time has come for Irish pro-life advocates to question whether they can continue to support Amnesty Ireland.
Julia Holcomb, ex-girlfriend of rockstar Steven Tyler, will address members of the Irish Parliament today to speak to them about her experiences of abortion regret after she aborted Tyler’s baby.
The Pro Life Campaign has announced plans for an exciting new initiative called the MonthForLife which will take place on an annual basis every October.
Speaking today in response to calls by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to mark the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child I represent the Pro Life Campaign in saying human rights for children could not be achieved if they are denied the most basic human right of all, the right to life.