TV and Radio

Medical Council drops the ban on doctors killing patients from its ethics code

David Quinn was on Life FM discussing the Oireachtas committee hearings on euthanasia and the decision by the Medical Council to drop the ban on doctors killing patients from its ethics code. You can listen the interview here.

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The problems with commercial surrogacy

David Quinn was on the Tonight Show debating the issue of commercial surrogacy. He said that almost all European countries ban the practice because it commodifies babies and exploits low income women.  The Irish Government says it won’t be allowing commercial surrogacy but will be allowing so-called “reasonable expenses” to be paid. David argued that...

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The upcoming referendums about the family and carers

David Quinn was on The Hard Shoulder yesterday to outline the concerns of the Iona Institute about the upcoming referendums in March about the family and carers. The first one is set to further downgrade the importance of marriage to society, and the second deletes the requirement that mothers not be forced out of the...

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Ireland’s coming demographic winter

Fewer babies are born every year, new CSO data confirm, but how does that impact society? Do we need to be having more babies? To discuss Pat Kenny was joined on the show by David Quinn of The Iona Institute and Sinead O’Moore, host of the ‘Stretch Marks’. David pointed out that the rate of...

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Society ‘must decide if it wants children with Down Syndrome in it’

The father of a man with Down Syndrome has said Irish society needs to decide whether it wants to have children with Down Syndrome in it. He made the remarks in an interview with The Hard Shoulder on Newstalk. Michael O’Dowd (pictured with his son. Conor) was speaking after Iona Institute CEO and Sunday Independent...

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Barbie’s bleak, sexist view of life

David Quinn was on Newstalk Breakfast discussing the new movie, ‘Barbie’, which he said, was sexist in its depiction of men, anti-romantic in its view of life, and tells women that life is impossible for them in the “real world”, which is a very bleak message. You can listen to the item here.  https://www.newstalk.com/news/kind-of-a-bleak-message-barbie-makes-men-emasculated-eye-candy-himbos-1492764

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How should SPHE class teach gender ideology?

David Quinn was interviewed on Niall Boylan’s podcast about how gender ideology should be taught in schools, in particular in Social, Personal and Health Education. He debated Irish Times contributor, Derek Byrne. David said the key is for schools to teach pupils that everyone should be treated with full respect regardless of their religion, ethnicity,...

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The problems with the draft SPHE syllabus

David Quinn of the Iona Institute was interviewed on Premier Christian Radio in the UK about the draft of a new Social Personal and Health Education programme for Leaving Certificate students. He expresses concerns about what it will teach about abortion, sexual consent, gender ideology, “allyship” and “privilege”. He says if denominational schools are forced...

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David Quinn discusses the Iona Institute’s new paper on eugenics

David Quinn was on Ocean FM last week (April 5) to discuss the Iona Institute’s new paper on eugenics. The paper was prompted by the revelation from the Rotunda hospital that over 90pc of couples who are told their baby has Down Syndrome opt for abortion. David warned that in due course we might have...

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David Quinn debates assisted suicide campaigner Tom Curran

An Oireachtas Committee is due to discuss assisted suicide shortly. David Quinn appeared on The Pat Kenny Show today and debated the matter with Tom Curran of ‘Exit International’. David pointed out that Exit International wants to go far beyond the terminally ill and make assisted suicide/euthanasia available to the seriously ill, those suffering severe mental health...

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