By Right to Life UK Over 2,600 women in Ireland did not proceed with an abortion after an initial abortion appointment and a mandatory three-day waiting period in 2022. In response to a parliamentary question from Carol Nolan TD regarding the total number of women who had had an initial abortion consultation in 2022, the Health Service …Continue reading "Over 2,600 women in Ireland had their babies instead of abortion after three-day waiting period"
By Pro-Life Campaign HSE reply to Deputy Carol Nolan TD [Teachta Dála] indicates another alarming increase in abortions (Pro-Life Campaign) According to the latest reply from the HSE [Irish Health Service] to a Parliamentary Question about expenditure on abortions, the cost of payment claims from abortion performing doctors for the first six months of 2023 …Continue reading "Alarming rise in abortions indicated by payments to doctors in first half of 2023"
By Right to Life UK Ireland has seen its highest number of abortions on record for 2022, with one abortion for every seven babies born. On June 22, the Department of Health in Ireland released its abortion statistics for 2022, which revealed there had been 8,156 abortions. This is the highest number of abortions since abortion was …Continue reading "Ireland abortions highest on record for 2022, one abortion for every seven live births"
By Right to Life UK A review into the abortion law in Ireland, undertaken by academics, many of whom have a history of abortion campaigning, has recommended that doctors be able to perform abortions up to birth without the threat of prosecution and that the three-day waiting period before an abortion be removed. A report …Continue reading "Irish abortion review recommends doctors be immune from prosecution for abortion up to birth"
By Right to Life UK The state-run health service in the Republic of Ireland has been spending taxpayer money on advertising its abortion referral service and paying Google to ensure that its own abortion-referral services outperform other pro-life pregnancy services that focus on offering alternatives to abortion. In recent replies to Parliamentary Questions reported by …Continue reading "Irish Government spent almost €1 million promoting abortion-referral service"
By Right to Life UK A major abortion provider has said that abortion should be available up to birth in Ireland ahead of a review of the Irish abortion law. Niall Behan, chief executive of the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA), a major abortion provider in Ireland, said that the current 12-week limit for abortion is “rigid” …Continue reading "Irish abortion provider calls for abortion up to birth"
By Michael Cook This week marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar in University Hospital Galway. That tragic event led to protests and eventually to a referendum in 2018 which removed a pro-life amendment to the Irish constitution The young dentist, 17 weeks pregnant, had asked for an abortion but the hospital …Continue reading "Savita’s memory continues to fuel abortion debate in Ireland"
Ireland legalized abortion. But as recently as 2015, a pro-abortion feminist wrote: In Ireland, the very word “abortion” is unspeakable, shunned as too shocking, shameful, stark – and true. Not only is abortion exiled so that it doesn’t happen here, hic et nunc [here and now], and our hands clean, our consciences clear; it has …Continue reading "Irish pro-abortion activist: “Abortion was unspeakable”"
By Right to Life UK Figures released from the Department of Health in Ireland earlier this week report that there were approximately 6,700 abortions in Ireland in 2021. The report claims that a cyber attack in 2021 means that the precise figures are not currently available. Pro-abortion organisation Abortion Rights Campaign issued a press release headlined “ARC celebrates …Continue reading "Abortion Rights “celebrate” 6,700 lives lost to abortion in Ireland last year"
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"
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"
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"