Ireland sidesteps ‘assisted dying’ debate – for now

By Michael Cook  “Assisted dying” is a live issue in Ireland – unsurprisingly, perhaps, after the electorate repudiated traditional Catholic beliefs on divorce, abortion and same-sex marriage in several referenda. People Before Profit TD [Member of Parliament] Gino Kenny recently proposed a Dying with Dignity Bill. But the Justice Committee of the Oireachtas, Ireland’s parliament, ruled …

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Government proceeds with forcing expanded abortion on Northern Ireland

By Right to Life UK The Government has announced plans to proceed with forcing expanded abortion services on Northern Ireland. In a written statement to Parliament, Brandon Lewis MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, laid out a formal timetable for forcing the commissioning of abortion services. If abortion services are fully commissioned, disability-selective abortion …

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Ireland: only 14% of doctors support euthanasia

By Right to Life UK A study that examined the attitudes and opinions of physicians in Ireland found that only 14% of physicians surveyed were in favour of introducing euthanasia into Ireland.  Just 17% were supportive of introducing physician-assisted suicide. A majority continue to oppose the legalisation of euthanasia (67.2%) and physician-assisted suicide (56.3%). Last …

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Northern Ireland Secretary given new powers to expand abortion in NI, despite cross-community opposition

By Right to Life UK The Northern Ireland Secretary, Brandon Lewis, has announced that the Conservative Government has introduced regulations to Parliament that will give the Northern Ireland Secretary new powers to enable him to force Stormont to to expand abortion access across Northern Ireland  through the commissioning of abortion services. The regulations confer on …

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Northern Ireland Secretary to be given new powers to expand abortion in Northern Ireland

By Right to Life UK The Conservative Government in Westminster is set to use Parliament to give the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland new powers to allow him to force the Northern Ireland Department of Health to expand abortion access across the province through the commissioning of abortion services. The UK Government and various …

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Bill to stop abortion for disabilities including Down’s syndrome passes Second Stage in Northern Ireland

By Right to Life UK This evening the Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill passed its second stage at the Northern Ireland Assembly by 48 votes to 12. The Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill proposes removing the current grounds in the abortion regulations that were imposed on Northern Ireland by the British Government in …

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Bill launched to end abortion up to birth for babies with disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot, introduced in Northern Ireland

By Right to Life UK  This morning a new Bill that intends to prevent unborn babies with a ‘serious fetal impairment’ being aborted up to birth has been introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly. Following the imposition of abortion on Northern Ireland by the Government in Westminster, the Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No.2) Regulations 2020 permit …

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Bill launched to end abortion up to birth for babies with disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot

By Right to Life UK This morning a new Bill that intends to prevent unborn babies with a ‘serious fetal impairment’ being aborted up to birth has been introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly. Following the imposition of abortion on Northern Ireland by the Government in Westminster, the Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No.2) Regulations 2020 permit …

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Protests across Ireland following late-term abortion report release

By Right to Life UK Pro-life protests have taken place across Ireland in response to the shocking revelations about the nature and extent of the late-term abortions now occurring in Ireland. Published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, September 2020, a report confirmed that babies are being aborted via foeticide, where the baby receives a …

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URGENT: Members of the Irish Parliament to vote on Assisted Suicide on THURSDAY

By Life Institute A Private Members Bill from Gino Kenny, a member of the Dáil (the lower house of the Irish Parliament), seeking to legalise Assisted Suicide, is set to be heard Thursday.    The Bill proposes to make it legal for a medical practitioner to “enable” a person to end his or her own life.   As …

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Ireland’s Government spent almost $4 million on medical abortion in 2019

By Right to Life UK Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) spent €2.9 million [$3,836,990] providing medical abortions through General Practitioners (GPs]  in 2019, it has been revealed. The figure, which was provided to Carol Nolan TD in response to a parliamentary question, only represents abortions that took place in the first nine weeks of pregnancy or …

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In Depth: Abortion in Ireland After Repeal of the Right to Life

By Secular Pro-Life In May of 2018, Ireland tragically repealed the Eighth Amendment from its constitution, which had protected the right to life for children in the womb. The Irish abortion industry began operating in January of last year. About a month ago, the first official statistics showing the impact of repeal were released. Not …

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