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By Dr Angelo Bottone

The Polish Constitutional Court ruled last week that it is unconstitutional to abort a baby because it suffers from a genetic abnormality such as Down Syndrome. The reaction by many pro-choice campaigners to this decision against eugenics? Violent protests, blockading...

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UNDER new Covid restrictions passed into law last night in the Dail, a priest can now be fined, or imprisoned, or both, for saying Mass in public. The same applies to any minister of religion who holds a public act...

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In the Republic of Ireland right now, people cannot attend public worship. The only other region in Europe with similar restrictions at the time of writing appears to be Wales. NPHET regards public worship as “less important” in the context...

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The assisted suicide Bill currently before the Dail is being justified on the grounds that no-one should have to suffer ‘unbearable pain’.  But this concept is extremely elastic and can and has been interpreted in the most extensive manner in...

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Last night the Dáil voted in favour of moving Gino Kenny’s assisted suicide bill past second stage of the legislation process, and to committee stage. Several senior Government figures voted in favour of it including Leo Varadkar, Helen McEntee, Stephen...

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Last night the Dail debated Gino Kenny’s assisted suicide bill. But it wasn’t a debate because only one TD opposed to the bill was allowed to speak, namely Peter Fitzpatrick, and he was given only four minutes. In other words, 71 out of...

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Pope calls for Poland to protect life amid abortion law protests


As protests against a ban on abortions for babies with disabilities gripped Poland, Pope Francis urged the people of the country to defend life. Addressing Polish pilgrims during his weekly…

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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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