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Youth Defence: 'Sex traffickers and child molesters love abortion'
# Citizens Assembly
# Citizens Assembly

Youth Defence: 'Sex traffickers and child molesters love abortion'

Mar 5th 2017, 11:12 AM 23,727 Views 323 Comments

The group was presenting before the Citizens’ Assembly this morning

This is what the Youth Defence website looks like today
# Ssmref
# Ssmref

This is what the Youth Defence website looks like today

Apr 16th 2015, 7:30 AM 35,066 Views 192 Comments

It displays a message that reads “Vote Yes”.

Anti-abortion protester convicted of harassment outside Belfast clinic
# Restraining Order
# Restraining Order

Anti-abortion protester convicted of harassment outside Belfast clinic

Dec 18th 2014, 3:54 PM 10,724 Views 141 Comments

Bernadette Smyth is appealing the decision.

Pro-life campaigners to hold protest 'witness' at Fine Gael conference
# Limerick
# Limerick

Pro-life campaigners to hold protest 'witness' at Fine Gael conference

Oct 10th 2013, 7:05 PM 5,536 Views 174 Comments

The national conference is set to take place in Limerick on Saturday.

Martin to Taoiseach: 'You're adopting tactics that would make Libertas or Youth Defence blush'
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Martin to Taoiseach: 'You're adopting tactics that would make Libertas or Youth Defence blush'

Sep 24th 2013, 4:29 PM 6,616 Views 60 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader has hit out at the Taoiseach over claims from Fine Gael that abolishing the Seanad will save €20 million.

Rosary chants and 'Savita' banners greet TDs ahead of contentious vote
# Abortion
# Abortion

Rosary chants and 'Savita' banners greet TDs ahead of contentious vote

Jul 10th 2013, 10:57 AM 11,002 Views 334 Comments

Dozens of pro-life protesters are maintaining their vigil as deputies arrive ahead of today’s abortion vote. Pro-choice campaigners said there were “tensions” between the groups overnight.

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jul 9th 2013, 10:04 PM 17,123 Views 20 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Youth Defence, property developers and Edward Snowden…

Youth Defence says website hack was “illegal and utterly pointless”
# Abortion
# Abortion

Youth Defence says website hack was “illegal and utterly pointless”

Jul 9th 2013, 1:00 PM 27,763 Views 306 Comments

The Youth Defence website has been replaced by a text which says it is blowing the lid on the background of the anti-abortion group.

Poll: Have abortion protests gone too far?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have abortion protests gone too far?

Jul 9th 2013, 10:30 AM 16,447 Views 275 Comments

Two abortion protests are making the news today ahead of the Dáil vote on abortion legislation tomorrow. Are they crossing the line with their tactics?

Billboard company discontinues Youth Defence campaign after Rape Crisis Centre incident
# Abortion
# Abortion

Billboard company discontinues Youth Defence campaign after Rape Crisis Centre incident

Jun 27th 2013, 6:41 PM 26,542 Views 312 Comments

Mobile advertising company AdMobile says that the parking of an anti-abortion message opposite a rape support headquarters was an ‘innocent error’.

Cardinal says Taoiseach’s abortion comment ‘makes no sense’
# Abortion
# Abortion

Cardinal says Taoiseach’s abortion comment ‘makes no sense’

Jun 21st 2013, 9:46 PM 15,625 Views 374 Comments

Kenny’s statement that he’s ‘not a Catholic Taoiseach’ has been criticised by American Cardinal Raymond L. Burke.

'Misleading' to say abortion does or does not help suicidal women
# Abortion
# Abortion

'Misleading' to say abortion does or does not help suicidal women

May 7th 2013, 9:15 AM 8,494 Views 176 Comments

A New Zealand based psychologist, whose work has been quoted extensively by pro-life groups, has raised issues with the definitive conclusions those groups have drawn from his work.

Pro-life groups: 'Proposals go too far'; Pro-choice: 'Bill doesn't go far enough'
# Abortion
# Abortion

Pro-life groups: 'Proposals go too far'; Pro-choice: 'Bill doesn't go far enough'

May 1st 2013, 2:34 PM 8,912 Views 122 Comments

It’s not often that Clare Daly and Youth Defence are in agreement…

Pro-life group condemns attack on office as 'grotesque and vile'
# Youth Defence Attack
# Youth Defence Attack

Pro-life group condemns attack on office as 'grotesque and vile'

Feb 22nd 2013, 1:45 PM 11,527 Views 242 Comments

Faeces was used to stick photos and news clippings of Savita Halappanavar to the front of the Youth Defence office.

10 interesting moments from day three of the Oireachtas hearings on abortion
# Abortion
# Abortion

10 interesting moments from day three of the Oireachtas hearings on abortion

Jan 11th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,137 Views 40 Comments

Thursday was the final day of Oireachtas hearings on how to implement legislation for the X case with religious and advocacy groups having their thoughts heard.

Churches and lobby groups to address Oireachtas abortion hearings
# Abortion
# Abortion

Churches and lobby groups to address Oireachtas abortion hearings

Jan 10th 2013, 8:31 AM 3,964 Views 65 Comments

The third and final day is a busy one, with pro-choice, pro-life and several faith groups all weighing in on abortion.

Youth Defence ordered to remove anti-abortion posters
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Youth Defence ordered to remove anti-abortion posters

Dec 21st 2012, 12:34 PM 13,595 Views 143 Comments

Dublin City Council said that the organisation “had not applied for or received permission” for the anti-abortion posters which appeared in Dublin city centre this week.

Savita death 'not caused by Ireland's ban on abortion' - Youth Defence
# Savita
# Savita

Savita death 'not caused by Ireland's ban on abortion' - Youth Defence

Nov 14th 2012, 12:36 PM 30,681 Views 261 Comments

The pro life group and senator Ronan Mullen have both criticised people for using the death of Savita Praveen Halappanavar to call for legislation on the X case.

Youth Defence under investigation over use of image in anti-abortion campaign
# Youth Defence
# Youth Defence

Youth Defence under investigation over use of image in anti-abortion campaign

Jul 27th 2012, 6:45 AM 9,952 Views 125 Comments

Pro-life campaigners Youth Defence are being investigated to determine whether they breached copyright in the use of one of the images used in their recent anti-abortion campaign.

The Evening Fix: Thursday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Jun 28th 2012, 7:50 PM 10,632 Views 2 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Senator’s criticism of abortion ads an ‘odious abuse of taxpayer-funded privilege’
# Abortion
# Abortion

Senator’s criticism of abortion ads an ‘odious abuse of taxpayer-funded privilege’

Jun 28th 2012, 5:30 PM 8,391 Views 140 Comments

Labour senator Ivana Bacik has been criticised by the pro-life group Youth Defence after she called for the Advertising Standards Agency to be given a remit to act on complaints about anti-abortion ads.

Column: These billboards simply bring the reality of abortion into focus
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: These billboards simply bring the reality of abortion into focus

Jun 22nd 2012, 7:00 AM 434 Views 218 Comments

The message may not be easy to take – but censorship is not the answer, writes Niamh Ui Bhriain of the Life Institute.

Column: This campaign is offensive – and flies in the face of the facts
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: This campaign is offensive – and flies in the face of the facts

Jun 22nd 2012, 7:00 AM 512 Views 145 Comments

If the anti-abortion billboards were really about women’s welfare they would look very different, writes Stephanie Lord of Choice Ireland.

ASAI powerless to act on anti-abortion billboards
# Abortion
# Abortion

ASAI powerless to act on anti-abortion billboards

Jun 21st 2012, 6:30 AM 6,194 Views 93 Comments

The Advertising Standards Authority has received a number of complaints over the Life Institute campaign, but said it is outside their remit.

GALLERY: Protesters oppose proposed new abortion bill
# Abortion
# Abortion

GALLERY: Protesters oppose proposed new abortion bill

Apr 12th 2012, 7:36 PM 5,881 Views 228 Comments

Youth Defence, Life Institute and Precious Life gathered at Leinster House to proposed legislation for the result of the X Case.

In pictures: Youth Defence anti-abortion protests in Dublin
# Youth Defence
# Youth Defence

In pictures: Youth Defence anti-abortion protests in Dublin

Mar 10th 2012, 6:29 PM 7,193 Views 223 Comments

The activists held a protest to keep ‘Ireland Abortion Free’.