We shall overcome (Derry, 6th October 2018)

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Today, in Derry’s Guildhall Square, people from across the north, from diverse religious and political backgrounds and none, stood together, proudly celebrating the legacy of the Civil Rights movement, and asserting that without the right to life, all other rights are meaningless.
The Civil Rights Association, which organised the first march fifty years ago was drawn from all sections of society, and demanded social justice and a better future for all our people. The struggle in the north in 1968, ...

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Shock horror, political opponents collaborate

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People from across Derry and Donegal attended a public meeting last night in the City Hotel, co-hosted by three Irish pro-life groups.

Both Lives Matter” come mainly from the protestant/unionist tradition and are based in Belfast, Life NI is an advocacy and support group for women in crisis pregnancies, and “Cherish All the Children Equally”, is a progressive republican organisation, founded to give pro-life people from that constituency a voice.

The upcoming referendum to delete the constitutional protection for the ...

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The left and the Eighth

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My religious views are my own private affair. Indeed they are so private that I don’t know them myself most days! But I’m a born-again secularist in terms of how a state should function. We cannot condemn theocracies or fundamentalist rule in other lands, while expecting preferential treatment for a particular religious or moral opinion at home. While one’s faith and upbringing can colour our attitude to abortion, that is the intentional destruction of the human foetus, the two are ...

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Find your Voice, Save the 8th

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The date for the 8th Referendum has been provisionally set for 25th May. This referendum will determine for the next 50 years whether hundreds of thousands of our people live or die. Now is the time to get active, now is the time to find our voice.

With your support we have produced a promotional video to help kick-start our campaign to Save the 8th. We would like if you could share this video as far and wide as possible and on ...

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Laws should not just protect the planned, the privileged and the perfect, but all of us

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The most fulfilling, if the most challenging year of my medical career was spent working in the neonatal intensive care unit of the Hospital for Sick Children in Belfast. Babies do not differentiate between day and night, either at their time of arrival, or when they get ill. Sleep was a rare luxury in those days.

I saw at first hand these wee scraps of humanity as they fought for their lives, and fight they did. Even those of 23 or ...

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Republicanism, Sovereignty and the Right to Life

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Having given Ireland, her first and last colony invasion, plunder, pillage, famine, cultural subjugation and partition, our colonial masters in their boundless generosity now will pay to facilitate the killing of our children. In total violation of whatever pathetic bit of sovereignty is afforded to subjects of the crown here in the six counties, who haven’t the protection of a referendum, the English parliament has legislated to pay for women from this statlet to have abortions on “the mainland”. ...

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