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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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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Nasty medicine, straight up, no sugar

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I was going to write tonight on the hard cases, you know the ones, the rape, the incest, the fetal disability, the mother’s health. All the things we expected to form the arena for the debate. But it seems to me the debate has become a different thing.

The 8th Amendment has a clear aim of protecting both the life of mother and baby. You can read Article 40.3.3. It’s hardly obscure. You’d really have to stretch things a bit ...

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Polls and the Citizens Assembly

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Irish Public Awakening to their Pro-Life Instincts

The colossal implications of the possible repeal of the Eighth Amendment, Ireland’s constitutional life-saving provision, appear to be dawning on the public-at-large as the referendum comes sharper into view.

Despite years of unabated media bias, the Repeal Lobby’s co-option of one-time credible human rights organisations, like Amnesty International, and continuous international political and financial pressure on the Irish people to rescind our pro-mother, pro-baby stance, Irish society may just have reached a point where the ...

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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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Life should not be just for the rich, the fortunate, the planned and the perfect — Tóibín’s Dáil speech

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The Dáil and Seanad debates on the Eighth Amendment commenced on the 17th January and continued for much of the following week. For the most part, pro-life voices were absent as leaders and prospective leaders of all the main Parties jostled with each other to present themselves as the face of modern Ireland ahead of the inevitable Dáil elections. A cynic might say, Repealing the 8th Amendment, is the new the Marriage Equality, and if you want to be on ...

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Both Lives Matter

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My name is Anne mc Closkey, and I’m here today, along with Anne Brolly, representing a new all Ireland group called “Cherish all the Children Equally”, a phrase which many will recognise as being one of the most quotable from the proclamation of the Irish Republic, posted on the GPO in Dublin over 100 years ago. We are an all Ireland secular, non party-political human-rights organisation whose aim is to defend the right to life of the unborn child throughout ...

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Forget the Property Bubble, it’s now the Political Bubble – The Abortion Committee

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The report on the 8th Committee was launched before Christmas in Leinster House. The FG government formed the committee to outsource the decision on abortion. The matter was decided upon by the political establishment and the grossly imbalanced Committee was used to reverse engineer the result.

Membership

With the 8th Committee the first ingredient was to select skewed membership. Media prominent but support light Trotskyites such as Ruth Coppinger, Bríd Smith and Clare Daly were buttressed ...

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