How Britain’s abortion law operates


Our new briefing paper looks at the operation of Britain’s abortion law, including the prevalence and the grounds for abortion.…

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Following the Dail debate last week on the issue of abortion, Maria Steen of The Iona Institute appeared on Prime Time where she debated Labour’s Senator Ivana Bacik. The item can be watch here. Maria was also on Today with Sean O’Rourke  where she debated...

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The movement toward the provision of genetic based ‘therapies’ with a clear eugenic intent has moved one step closer to becoming a reality in this State. As the Irish Independent reports, the proposal is being introduced under the guise of...

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The issue of illegal abortion pills was raised a number of times in recent debates following the publication of the Report of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution. How spread is this phenomenon? Even if some...

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A debate is taking place in the Dail today and tomorrow over the issue of abortion. Here are some points TDs should keep in mind as the debate begins. The real issue is repeal of the 8th amendment. Any legislation...

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In his Irish Times column this week, Fintan O’Toole expresses the opinion that there is an inconsistency between Church-run schools prioritising children of their own faith in the event of overcrowding, but not doing so when Church-run hospitals are overcrowded....

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Is it acceptable for an EU Commissioner, in an interview with an Irish newspaper, to give public backing to abortion with a referendum looming and given that the issue does not fall within the jurisdiction of the EU? Well, if...

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Abortion committee members angry as Govt rejects key recommendation


Members of the Oireachtas abortion committee have expressed their incredulity that the Government is likely to reject their principle recommendation for a referendum on the Eighth amendment. The committee stated…

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Introducing The Iona Institute

Our new, 80-second video explains who we are, what we do, and the principles that we stand for. We invite…

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