How Britain’s abortion law operates


Our new briefing paper looks at the operation of Britain’s abortion law, including the prevalence and the grounds for abortion.…

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By David Quinn

In his Irish Times column this week, Fintan O’Toole expresses the opinion that there is an inconsistency between Church-run schools prioritising children of their own faith in the event of overcrowding, but not doing so when Church-run hospitals are overcrowded....

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Is it acceptable for an EU Commissioner, in an interview with an Irish newspaper, to give public backing to abortion with a referendum looming and given that the issue does not fall within the jurisdiction of the EU? Well, if...

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By David Mullins   All kinds of restrictions are placed on the kinds of experiments that can be conducted on animals, but the proposed Assisted Human Reproduction Act 2017 does not do the same for human embryos. Surely this would...

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The hopes of stay-at-home parents to get the support and recognition they deserve were again dashed as new Fine Gael childcare proposals aim to help working parents who employ childminders, but not parents who give up work to mind their...

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A common argument put forward by those who advocate the repeal of the pro-life amendment is that the Constitution is no place to deal with the ‘complexities’ of abortion. Better by far to leave all of that to the wisdom...

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By David Mullins The Oireachtas Committee of the Eighth Amendment has published its final Report. While its recommendation to advocate ‘Repeal Simpliciter,’ or the total abolition of the Eighth Amendment is deeply disturbing, it was well flagged. The same cannot...

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Government likely to back abortion committee’s radical recommendations


Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has indicated that the Government will accept the recommendations of the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment. This would pave the way for a referendum to entirely…

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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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