How surrogacy harms human dignity: a talk


Hear a fascinating and in-depth talk by Jennifer Lahl on the history of surrogacy, the industry that services it, and…

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By David Quinn

During the recent row over the planned relocation of the National Maternity Hospital, the very strong impression was given that Ireland would be far better off if the Catholic Church had no involvement in the country’s hospitals at all. A...

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“Pornography to be studied in class”, said the front page of the Irish Independent last week, which is alarming at first glance, but much depends on how this is done because some HSE-backed researchers believe porn can be both ‘ethical’...

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Remarks by David Quinn delivered at the Irish Lawyers Christian Fellowship, July 20, 2022.   In his letter from Birmingham jail, Martin Luther King asked the question, “How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust?” He answered:...

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Abortion will be “safe, legal and rare”, was the aspiration of the Government before the 2018 referendum to repeal the 8th amendment. The reality is that abortion in Ireland is far from rare and we now have reached 7,000 terminations...

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More than 6,700 women had an abortion via their GP last year, new official figures indicate, but when the numbers from hospitals are included, plus the number still going to England and Wales, the figure easily exceeds 7,000. The total...

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The very one-sided Oireachtas Committee on International Surrogacy has recommended the recognition of ‘compensated surrogacy,’ which is commercial surrogacy by another name, in Ireland and abroad. Under the broad notion of “reasonable expenses”, women will be paid large sums of...

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Almost 2,000 euthanasia deaths in Canada due to ‘loneliness’


Over 10,000 assisted suicide deaths occurred in Canada in 2021, a massive jump from 7603 in 2020, a federal health agency has reported. Approximately 1,740 euthanasia deaths were due to…

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The Atheist’s Bluff

Atheism present itself as a ‘rational’, ‘tolerant’ alternative to religion. But is that true in theory or in practice? Philosopher,…

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