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May 26, 2013

Labour Chairman says he will NOT support abortion bill

The Chairman of the Labour Party, Colm Keaveney, has said that he will not support the abortion Bill if it comes before the Dáil in its current form. Opposition to the Bill, coming from a senior member of the Labour party will have caused consternation amongst Fine Gael backbenchers already ...

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Posted By: Life House
Category: Abortion : Ireland
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May 24, 2013

Recently the Oireachtas joint committee on health and children sat for three days to discuss the heads of bill for the proposed abortion legislation. The final day focused on the legal aspects of the heads and had witnesses from legal and medical ethics backgrounds giving their expert opinions.

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Posted By: Life House
Category: Abortion : Ireland
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May 21, 2013

Top doctor opposes suicide clause in abortion legislation at hearings

The Master of Dublin's busiest Maternity hospital, Dr Sam Coulter Smith, has said the there are 'major ethical and moral dilemma' arising for Obstetricians from the draft legislation currently proposed by the government.  He also warned of a possible 'surge' in the number of abortions if the ...

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Posted By: Life House
Category: Abortion : Ireland
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May 9, 2013

Morning Ireland forced to clarify truth on Dr Fergusson interview

This morning, 9 May 2013, the RTÉ news programme, Morning Ireland, was forced to admit the truth about their earlier claim that Dr David Fergusson was 'unhappy' with how pro-life groups were presenting his research. 
 Anyone listening to both interviews yesterday would have been ...

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Posted By: Life Institute
Category: Abortion and Mental Health
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May 9, 2013

Conceived in Rape: Pam Stenzel addresses Stormont

Precious Life organised a special meeting in Parliament Buildings in Belfast for Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly to hear the testimony of Pam Stenzel. Pam Stenzel is founder of ENLIGHTEN COMMUNICATIONS in Minnesota; and a member of “Save the 1” - a new group in the USA aimed ...

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Posted By: Life House
Category: Abortion Northern Ireland
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May 9, 2013

An Irish 'abortion rights' lawyer is under fire in Britain for calling for the age of consent to be lowered to 13 in the wake of the Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall scandals. The BBC reports that Barbara Hewson told online magazine Spiked  that the move was necessary in the wake of the Jimmy ...

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Posted By: Life House
Category: Abortion : Ireland, Abortion Advocates
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May 9, 2013

The woman at the centre of the C case is to take a case against the State. The Irish Independent reports that: "Today, Mary is a 29-year-old mother of two, but 16 years ago she was the teenage Traveller at the centre of the controversial C Case who was taken to the UK for an abortion by health ...

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Posted By: Irish Independent
Category: Women
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May 9, 2013

Top consultants challenge Peter Boylan on Savita inquest comments

11 top consultants have written to the papers to challenge Dr Peter Boylan's comments after the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar.  They wrote:  Sir, – The recent inquest on Savita Halappanavar has raised important issues about hospital infection in obstetrics. Much of ...

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Posted By: Life House
Category: Abortion : Ireland
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April 28, 2013

113 psychiatrists disagree with abortion proposal

113 psychiatrists have signed a statement saying that legislation, which would allow for abortion as a treatment for threat of suicide, has no basis in medical evidence. Four leading psychiatrists who carried out the survey of around 300 psychiatrists in the country.  They are Dr Martin ...

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Posted By: Life House
Category: Abortion and Mental Health
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April 25, 2013

Defending life on RTE's Late Debate

RTÉ's late debate on Tuesday 23 April hosted a panel discussion with Dr. Sean O'Domhnaill of the Life Institute who was joined by Cora Sherlock of the PLC, Senator Liam Twomey (FG) and Veronica O'Keane, Psychiatrist. Dr. O'Domhnaill made several excellent contributions and explained that ...

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Posted By: Life House
Category: Abortion : Europe
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