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Leading Islamic scholar rejects Irish Imam’s support for Eighth Amendment Repeal

One of Ireland’s leading Islamic scholars has rejected claims by an Imam that Muslims can vote to remove constitutional protection for unborn children. “Abortion is an act of murder and who can sanction murder?” Dr Ali Selim from the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland told The Irish Catholic. “If you give people permission to do that basically…

Big turnout at pro-life rally ‘hugely important’

This year’s Rally for Life should send a ‘massive message’ about Ireland’s determination to keep its constitutional protections for the unborn, event organisers have said. “It’s hugely important there’s a massive turnout” at the March 10 event in Dublin a spokesperson for the Save the 8th campaign told The Irish Catholic. “We’re very encouraged by…

Tumult in Sinn Féin as abortion stance causes more resignations 

A veteran Republican activist has become the latest high-profile member of Sinn Féin to quit the party over its support for abortion. Longstanding Derry-based Francis Brolly is among several Sinn Féin politicians on both sides of the border to speak out strongly against the party line on the issue. Mr Brolly, a former member of…

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Pro-life organisations have scorned claims by the chair of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment that the committee could not find a single medical expert to make the case for retaining Ireland’s constitutional protections for the unborn. Speaking on RTÉ radio, Senator Catherine Noone said: “Nobody was willing to come forward, none who were…

Oireachtas advice – the medical realities of abortion

Medical Matters   The government has set forth its intention to have a referendum on the Eight Amendment to the Constitution later this year. As it currently stands, the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Act (2013) allows for the termination of pregnancy in cases where there is a real and substantial risk of loss of…