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By Jim Stack MSc PhD The abortion law proposed by our Government should the 8th be repealed would be close in kind to the Portuguese law. Post-liberalisation of its law in 2007, the prevalence of abortion in Portugal jumped very...

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An issue in the current abortion debate is the effect the proposed law will have on abortion rates of unborn babies with non-fatal abnormalities. Two things are worth noting. First, is that several very senior doctors seem to have no...

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Maria Steen Iona Institute abortion referendum

The pro-life side had an excellent outing last night on RTE’s Claire Byrne Live. Maria Steen (pictured), the rest of the panel and every pro-life person in the audience was superb. Despite the bias of much of the media, despite...

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down syndrome abortion

Dr Jennifer Donnelly, an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, has called for the repeal of the Eighth amendment to allow for abortions in case of ‘complex’ foetal abnormalities. On the face of it, this would appear to include abnormalities such as Down...

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By Dr Tom Finegan A group of English-based lawyers argue in a letter (Irish Times, 23/4) that the “health ground” under the U.K.’s 1967 Abortion Act sets a much lower threshold for legal abortion than that set by the health...

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picture of 11 week fetus abortion one of us referendum ireland

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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Former Taoiseach John Bruton calls for ‘No’ vote on abortion referendum


Former Taoiseach and leader of Fine Gael, John Bruton, has urged people to vote ‘No’ in the upcoming referendum on the Eighth amendment. Speaking on RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke,…

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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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