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By Dr Angelo Bottone

Marie Stopes International, a chain of abortion and family planning clinics, has announced that it will change its name and remove any reference to Marie Stopes, due to her controversial past. Stopes was a member of the Eugenic Society, which...

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The Irish Family Planning Association has just published its annual report, covering the first full year of the operation of Ireland still new abortion law. The organisation, which is the biggest private provider of abortions in the country, surveyed 177...

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A new study based on interviews with 10 doctors who perform abortions in Irish hospitals reveals that our law is exactly as terrible and brutal as predicted by pro-life campaigners. The three researchers behind the study focused on cases involving...

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The Irish abortion law is to be reviewed next year and the campaign to expand its grounds has already started. Two papers, written by three medical researchers based in Cork, want it made easier for doctors to say an unborn...

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There is “little relationship between receiving Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) or not and young people’s sexual behaviour and competence”. This is the huge finding of a new report from the Economic and Social Research Institute, not that the finding...

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There is a very big ongoing debate in society about whether there are real natural differences between men and women, aside from the obvious physical ones, or whether the differences are all down to social condition. It is the old...

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Down Syndrome Ireland urges Emmerdale producers to scrap abortion storyline


An Irish advocacy group for people with Down syndrome is urging the producers of the UK soap Emmerdale to cancel a storyline featuring a couple ending their pregnancy after being…

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Introducing The Iona Institute

Our new, 80-second video explains who we are, what we do, and the principles that we stand for. We invite…

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