Establishment Parties Prevent Humane Abortion Amendments

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Shockingly in recent weeks Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Labour and Sinn Féin voted against the following humane amendments to be included in the Abortion Bill:

  1. Pain relief for unborn babies in late term abortions. Babies in the womb respond to injury and research shows that pain and stress are experienced in late term abortions.
  2. Medical Care for babies who have survived an abortion and are seriously injured. In Britain a number of unborn babies survive abortions but are just allowed to die ...
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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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Sinn Féin Blunders on Repeal of the 8th

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Sinn Féin seldom make too many tactical errors. Its leadership, not necessarily the one you see on the media, usually comes up with a formula to ensure that all eyes are kept on the prize of power, and all that goes with it. Dissenters are pulled into line or isolated.

Which begs the question whether their decision to take a hard line on the issue of the Repeal of the 8th amendment may have been a significant blunder. Unlike Fianna Fáil ...

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