Abortion Up To 6 Months

After weeks of campaigning most people are now aware that the Government’s proposed abortion legislation allows abortion, for any reason at all, up to 12 weeks. But the proposed legislation goes far, far beyond that – it will actually allow abortion up to ‘viability’, generally put at 24 weeks, on mental health grounds.[i]   Continue reading

Taoiseach’s slogan raises simple question – Save the 8th

Save the 8th has issued the following statement on the launch of Fine Gael TDs campaigning for a YES vote: Communications Director John McGuirk said: “The Taoiseach has been unable to unite his own party around this campaign. Almost half of his own TDs and Senators either outwardly oppose him, or will not openly support him.   Continue reading

Gaelic Athletes for Life issue statment for a NO vote

The following statement was issued by Gaelic Athletes for a NO vote at their launch today, in Ballyfermot, Dublin. The group also plans to issue a series of videos from well known GAA players over the coming month, in which the players will give their reasons for voting NO. The launch was attended by: Joe Sheridan (Meath), Patrick Gallagher (Antrim), Aoife Cassidy (Derry, All Ireland Camogie winning Captain), AnneMarie McDonagh (Galway Ladies Football) and Micky Harte (Tyrone Manager). Continue reading

Save the 8th welcomes “very significant” intervention from former Referendum Commission Chairman

Iarfhlaith O'Neill joins 99 colleagues in statement urging a "NO" vote Save the 8th has this afternoon welcomed what it says is a “very significant” intervention in the referendum campaign by former Chairman of the Referendum Commission, and former Judge of the High Court, Iarflaith O’Neill. Mr. O’Neill is one of one hundred legal figures who this afternoon signed a statement affirming that a YES vote would “allow the life of the unborn to be ended for any reason up to 12 weeks and far beyond that on grounds that have led to abortion on demand in other jurisdictions”. The statement went on to say that “what is being proposed is not abortion in exceptional cases but a wide-ranging right to abortion”. Continue reading

100 Lawyers Say Government Proposal Is Abortion On Demand

Today, 100 lawyers from across Ireland issued a statement calling for a "No" vote, saying that the government proposal would introduce abortion on demand, and would remove all constitutional protect from the preborn child. Signatories to the statement included Aindrias Ó Caoimh, Senior Counsel, and Former Judge of the High Court of Ireland and former Judge of the European Court of Justice; and Iarfhlaith O Neill, Senior Counsel, and Former Judge of the High Court of Ireland and Chairman of the Referendum Commission (Lisbon Treaty.) Continue reading

12 Legal Experts: This Will Be Like England (Irish Examiner)

IMPORTANT and powerful letter in the Examiner from top legal experts showing that the goverment's proposal will introduce the British model of abortion to Ireland. Let's Vote No to that. Continue reading