Tag: Abortion

Today, Something Changed in Ireland

Today, something changed in Ireland. For the first time in history, abortion is now readily available and practiced throughout 26 of our 32 counties. From this day forth, a new service will be offered in local medical centres. As patients...

/ 01/01/2019

The Rush to Introduce Abortion Shows it Was Always About Politics

As the introduction of widespread abortion looms ever closer, the journey towards becoming this brave new Ireland suddenly appears to be fraught with difficulties. Before the referendum in May, Government politicians and pro-choice activists went to great lengths to accentuate...

/ 12/12/2018

The Abortion Bill and Conscientious Objection

The abortion Bill presented by Minister Simon Harris is now before the Oireachtas where numerous amendments have been tabled. Some deal specifically with the issue of conscientious objection and want to offer it better protection. The Bill envisages that doctors...

/ 28/11/2018

Simon’s Game Plan is Beyond Cynical: Make it Stop!

Simon Harris looks and acts like a man with a plan. It is not a nice plan. In fact, it is a deeply cynical plan. But the signs are that Harris’s plan is working, at least for now, and at...

/ 19/10/2018

Brett Kavanaugh Is Not On Trial – the Presumption of Innocence Is

Brett Kavanaugh Is Not On Trial - the Presumption of Innocence Is By James Bradshaw Observers of American politics have been glued to the cataclysmic battle over the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United State Supreme Court. It...

/ 03/10/2018

Will Sex-Selective Abortion be Part of Ireland’s Future?

Last week, something strange happened in the United Kingdom, something quite topical given recent events here. The Labour MP Naz Shah, the Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities on Jeremy Corbyn’s frontbench, called for a ban on a...

/ 30/09/2018

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary; How Does Your Profile Grow?

For many years, former president Mary McAleese was among the most respected and influential Catholics in Ireland. Yet events in recent weeks have shown that this McAleese is long gone, and has been replaced by a vociferous critic of Catholicism,...

/ 27/06/2018

Where Now for the Irish Pro-Life Movement?

The decision of 66.4% of the electorate to repeal the Eighth Amendment marks the end of the constitutional right to life. However, it does not mark the end of the right to life, a right which the Irish state never...

/ 12/06/2018
1920s Soviet abortion poster advertising abortion as safer than pregnancy for poor or rural women.

The Silent History of State-Sponsored Abortion

In light of the upcoming referendum on the eighth amendment, a discussion that is sorely lacking is that on the origin of abortion and its history abroad. Surely before making a momentous legal decision that will forever change the societal...

Without the 8th Amendment, Disabled People Will Be Targeted

The debate over the 8th Amendment has featured much discussion about the issue of disability and abortion. While some advocates of abortion say that repeal will not lead to abortion on disability grounds, others within the Together for Yes camp...

/ 23/05/2018