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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Pro-Life

Last year
# rally
Large crowd gathers for anti-abortion demonstration in Dublin
Organisers said the March for Life demonstration was to call for the review into Ireland’s abortion laws to include ‘all perspectives’.
All time
# exclusion zones
'How dare you': Minister slams protesters who demonstrated outside the National Maternity Hospital
Simon Harris said the protests held outside Holles Street yesterday were ‘sickening’.
# Pro-Life
Protesters with baby coffins plan to return to the National Maternity Hospital this Saturday
The issue was discussed on Liveline earlier today.
# Rally for Life
'Heartbroken': After defeat in 2018, what's next for Ireland's pro-life campaigns?
Activists are taking a long view, as they hope to one day change Irish abortion law.
# Louisiana
Louisiana lawmakers pass controversial 'heartbeat' abortion ban
Restrictions passed by a number of US States recently are expected to be blocked in lower courts and eventually appealed to the Supreme Court.
# aontú manifesto
Peadar Tóibín hits out at larger parties: 'If you vote Fianna Fáil, you get Fine Gael'
Aontú has 53 candidates running in the local elections.
# Josepha Madigan
Nuns withdraw offer of venue for Minister's speech after threats of protest
Many of those protesting referring to her support for the Repeal campaign.
# say that again
'Today we tell them - 'Take our hand': The Referendum in Quotes
Some of the more memorable moments.
# voter data
Pro-life groups secured access to the names and addresses of Irish voters ahead of the referendum
An investigation by and OpenDemocracy has found that at least two pro-life groups have applied for copies of the register for different local authorities.
# 8thRef
Secondary students tell pro-life groups to stay away from campaigning in schools
Schools across the country were sent letters in the last week asking for a promotional DVD to be played to students in the senior cycle.
# the eighth
McGrath accuses Taoiseach of lobbying for ban on online referendum adverts
The No side said earlier this week that the government had a hand in lobbying for the Google decision to ban all adverts.
# Referendum
Micheál Martin says making up his mind on abortion has been a 'long and challenging process'
The Fianna Fáil leader said each person ‘has a personal responsibility as a citizen’ to decide where they stand on the issue.
# 8th amendment
Q&A: Here's how many women and girls travel to the UK for abortions
More than 170,000 females have travelled to another country for a termination since 1980.
# Personal journey
Coveney: 'I approach the abortion issue from a pro-life perspective, but we need to end the status quo'
For the first time, the Tánaiste speaks of his family’s own personal tragedy in pregnancy.
# Carrick-on-Shannon
Gardaí investigating how pro-life campaign billboard van was allowed to park on Garda property
The parking of the ‘No’ mobile billboard vehicle caused some concern.
# Abortion Referendum
McDonald: 'I would prefer if Peadar Tóibín was not speaking out on abortion in this way'
The Sinn Féin leader said party members that vote against party policy in the Dáil will face consequences.
# UK
Italy grants citizenship to terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans
The 23-month-old child has been in a coma for over a year and needs a ventilator to keep him breathing.
# Abortion
Referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment to be held on Friday 25 May
Minister Eoghan Murphy made the announcement this afternoon.
# Eighth Amendment
Minister establishes Referendum Commission for Eighth Amendment referendum
Earlier, Simon Harris outlined details of a policy paper on the proposed abortion legislation.
# Opinion Poll
About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks
Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says she isn’t sure if the referendum will pass.
# the eighth
'Negative tactics': Pro-choice group anger as "" redirects to pro-life website
The URL brings users to a pro-choice website but is a pro-life site.
# behind closed doors
'Good, measured debate' - Fine Gael TDs met for almost five hours to talk about abortion
A two-day debate on the abortion issue kicks off on Wednesday.
# Eighth Amendment
Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll
A referendum is set to be held on the issue next year.
'70% of Irish women who have abortions in the UK are in relationships and nearly half are already mothers'
Representatives from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and support group One Day More addressed the Eighth Amendment Committee today.
# Iona Institute
Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance
Professor Patricia Casey has accused the committee of being biased.
# Abortion
Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis vote to protect rights of the unborn
An opposing motion was defeated by a vote of party members.
# Eighth Amendment
Over half of voters would back a limited liberalisation of Ireland's abortion law
A referendum on the topic is set to take place next year.
# the eighth
How Dublin's March for Choice was reported around the world
Reuters, the New York Times and French newspaper Le Monde covered the demonstration.
# the eighth
Photos: Thousands take part in March for Choice in Dublin city centre
Meanwhile, the pro-life campaign is holding awareness events at 21 locations across the country.
Opinion: 'Sorry, UN. Ireland's abortion laws are progressive, modern and compassionate'
In pushing for abortion the UN is seriously undermining its human rights mission, writes Niamh Uí Bhriain.
# Northern Ireland
Pro-life abortion billboard 'unlikely to mislead readers' says ad watchdog
The ASA found a billboard claiming 100,000 lives were saved as a result of Northern Ireland’s abortion laws was not misleading.
# Eighth Amendment
Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today
Abortion providers have criticised organisers for ‘intimidating’ women.
# Rally for Life
Thousands attend pro-life demonstration in Dublin
A referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment is expected to take place next year.
# broadcasting act
Complaint about RTÉ coverage of undercover pregnancy counselling report is rejected
The details are contained in the latest Broadcasting Association of Ireland report.
# Abortion
Graphic pro-life events planned for Cork and Dublin airports 'won't get permission'
The group planning the events, the Irish Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, is seeking volunteers and donations.
# citizens assembly
Abortion committee meets for the first time and elects Senator Catherine Noone as chairperson
The Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution met in private today.
# Women's Health
Irish women account for seven in 10 non-resident abortions carried out in UK
More than 3,200 women and girls travelled from Ireland to the UK for terminations last year.
# Abortion Pills
Abortion: 95% of Irish women who used pills to end pregnancy 'didn't need surgical intervention'
Study from the British Medical Journal say the pills offer ‘an alternative to unsafe methods’
# Abortion
No repeal: Citizens’ Assembly recommends replacing or amending Eighth Amendment
The Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendation will be sent to the Oireachtas.
# Man’s Right to Know
Texas politician hits out at abortion law with 'satirical' anti-masturbation law
Under Jessica Farrar’s proposal, men would be fined for masturbating.