MPs speak out against attempts to force more abortion on Northern Ireland

By Right to Life UK Editor’s note. Devolution refers to the transfer or delegation of power from a central government, in this case the United Kingdom, to a subnational, local authority, in this case Northern Ireland. The Government in Westminster is coming under increasing pressure to commission abortion services in Northern Ireland despite the devolution of …

Continue reading "MPs speak out against attempts to force more abortion on Northern Ireland"

Disability abortion bill passes committee stage with over 99% of submissions in support of law change to remove changes forced on Northern Ireland

By Right to Life UK The Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill has passed Committee Stage at the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Bill proposes removing the current grounds in the abortion regulations that were imposed on Northern Ireland by the British Government in 2020, which allow abortion for babies with disabilities such as Down’s syndrome, …

Continue reading "Disability abortion bill passes committee stage with over 99% of submissions in support of law change to remove changes forced on Northern Ireland"

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 …

Continue reading "Ireland sidesteps ‘assisted dying’ debate – for now"

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 …

Continue reading "Government proceeds with forcing expanded abortion on Northern Ireland"

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 …

Continue reading "Ireland: only 14% of doctors support euthanasia"

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 …

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

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 …

Continue reading "Northern Ireland Secretary to be given new powers to expand abortion in Northern Ireland"

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 …

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

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 …

Continue reading "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"

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 …

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

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 …

Continue reading "Protests across Ireland following late-term abortion report release"

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 …

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