Tag Archives: Pro-Life


Pro-life meeting, Wynn’s Hotel, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.

What do you mean you ‘weren’t invited’?

Previously: No Womb At The Wynn


Pro life farmer John O’Gorman on The People’s Debate, TV3 last night.

Nat writes:

Turns out we were nowhere near full bumpkin yesterday. Mindblowingly backward opinion about how giving birth will reduce the trauma of the rape.

No idea why Vinny [host Vincent Browne] didn’t rush down off the podium and batter him about the head with the microphone, pausing every now and again to ask him if that was Luciferian enough.

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This afternoon.

Outside the Amnesty International council meeting being held at the Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co Dublin.

Eillen King (above) and other members of the Pro Life Campaign hold an ‘awareness event’ to highlight Amnesty Ireland’s call for the repeal of the 8th Amendment claiming it has nothing to do with the organisation’s founding principles.

Update: Placard lettering reads : ‘Amnesty pushes abortion and stays silent when babies born alive after induced abortions are left to die alone in hospital corridors

Yesterday: Meanwhile, At Government Buildings

(Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie)

Thanks Nially



This morning.

President Higgins delivering the opening address at the Amnesty International Council meeting, ‘Campaigning for Human Rights in the Contemporary World’ at CityWest Hotel.

(Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie)


Ad in this week’s The Catholic Voice.

Alan Daly writes:

My favourite part is where she asks people to donate €5…or €10….or €50 or even €100 or €500 or €1000 or why not €5000!



Ringos Dave writes:

An ad on page 6 of this week’s Drogheda Leader from “Drogheda Christians”. I’m guessing that maybe I should hold back on submitting my idea for edible chocolate replicas of Oliver Plunkett’s head from the church gift shop….


BBC Reporter Alys Harte

Abortion: Ireland’s Dirty Secret.

On BBC3.

Ireland Stand Up writes:

This programme follows 24 year-old Tara as she travels to England for an abortion as well hearing from Sarah, who turned from being pro-life to a campaigner for change, after her first child was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality.

[Reporter] Alys Harte believes these voices are a sign that the stigma surrounding abortion is lifting. But she is also struck by the determination of a new generation of pro-life activists, who want to retain the status quo. Gemma, 16, believes some people think it’s fine to have casual sex as they can just have an abortion, an attitude she doesn’t want in Ireland.

Alys hears from a consultant obstetrician working in Belfast who says that her advice to patients is clouded by fear. In Northern Ireland, doctors can be jailed for life for performing illegal abortions. The government even issued draft guidelines that threatened NHS staff with ten years in prison if they didn’t report suspicions of unlawful abortions to the police.

With unprecedented access to both pro-life and pro-choice campaigners as they take to the streets in both Belfast and Dublin, Alys Harte reveals the extreme lengths that young people are prepared to go to in order that their voices are heard in the debate.

Abortion: Ireland’s Dirty Secret  on BBC 3 at 9pm.


Northern Ireland abortion laws case granted judicial review (BBC)

cora sherlock

This year’s list has more scientists and more women working in the arts. And with more than a fifth of participants under the age of 25, these are not only women to take notice of now, but ones to watch in the future, too.

Any Irish?

Just Pro Life activist and property solicitor Cora Sherlock (arrowed).

Fair play though in…WHAT!?



Who Are The 100 Women 2014 (BBC)

Thanks Fluffy Biscuits