Why our abortion law would be more permissive than the British law


By Dr Angelo Bottone

Our new video points out that the abortion law currently being proposed by the Government goes even further than the…

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By Dr John Murray Can a Catholic vote in favour of abortion? Some Catholics might believe the answer is yes, based on a balance of considerations. In fact, no Catholic with a proper understanding of what their Church teaches should vote...

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What kind of abortion law does Together for Yes really want? Or to put it another way, what do some of its leading members want? While Together for Yes wants repeal of the 8th amendment and supports the Government’s proposed...

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Two prominent obstetricians have written to The Irish Independent to refute claims that the 8th amendment is endangering women. Doctor Michael F O’Hare is the chairman of the Joint Institute of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists/HSE Working Group on Maternal Mortality and...

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How permissive will the Government’s proposed abortion law be compared with other Western European countries? The short answer is, as permissive. In most West European countries, it is very rare for a woman to be refused an abortion, and it...

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Pro-choice campaigners like to say that the public must be ‘protected’ against misinformation from the pro-life side. But they themselves are guilty of spreading misinformation, for example the claim that countries such as Ireland, which have restrictive abortion regimes, have...

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“Justice is the advantage of the stronger” said Thrasymachus to Socrates, who disagreed. In our own culture, tolerance is increasingly merely an intermediary strategy used by the strong who still lacks power in certain areas. Once such power is gained,...

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Govt faces defeat in vote on digital consent–likely to be set at 16, rather than 13


The age at which children can consent to legal contracts with social media companies like Facebook without the consent of their parents looks set to be raised by three years…

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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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