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Catholic bishops: New N Ireland abortion intervention is ‘gravely disquieting’

The bishops said the British government had imposed an ‘unjust law.’ Read more

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Christians in Northern Ireland concerned about push for vague 'conversion therapy' ban

After Northern Ireland lawmakers passed a resolution to develop a ban on “conversion therapy” regarding sexual orientation and gender identity,... Read more

Parliament Buildings in Belfast, seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Bill restricting abortion for disability reasons passes first vote in Northern Ireland Assembly

The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted in favor of a bill which would restrict abortions on the basis of non-fatal... Read more

Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast, home of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Assembly rejects ‘imposition’ of abortion regulations on Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Assembly voted Tuesday in favor of a motion rejecting the “imposition” of abortion legislation by the Westminster... Read more

Heidi Crowter, right, with other demonstrators. Courtesy, Don't Screen Us Out

Bishops join woman with Down syndrome in call to change N Ireland abortion law

Bishops in Northern Ireland have strongly backed a call by a campaigner with Down syndrome to reject a law permitting... Read more

Parliament Buildings in Belfast, seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

N Irish bishops encourage legislators to debate abortion law

The bishops of Northern Ireland wrote to members of the region's legislature Wednesday urging them to debate the abortion regulations... Read more

Mary Lou McDonald, Leader of Sinn Fein (L) and Michelle O'Neill, Vice President of Sinn Fein (R) speak after a meeting of the Stormont Assembly, Oct. 21, 2019.

Priest in N Ireland urges pro-choice politicians not to receive Holy Communion

A priest in Northern Ireland has exhorted pro-choice politicians not to receive Holy Communion, and Catholic voters not to vote... Read more

Pro-life campaigners gather with placards at Parliament buildings on the Stormont Estate in Belfast, Oct. 21, 2019.

Abortion legalized in N Ireland, after deadlock in devolved legislature

Northern Ireland's devolved legislature failed Monday to block a change to the region's law imposed by the British parliament. As... Read more

Arlene Foster, leader of the DUP, leaves Downing Street following talks with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Sept. 10, 2019, in London, England.

N Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party reiterates its prolife stance

Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, wrote Saturday that the party is 'resolute' in its opposition... Read more

Protestors at the March for Their Lives rally in Belfast, Sept. 7, 2019.

‘Disgraceful injustice’: Thousands protest law to force abortion on N Ireland

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Belfast on Saturday to protest against the impending legalization of... Read more

The House of Parliament in London.

UK poised to pass law guiding N Ireland on abortion, gay marriage

A bill in the parliament of the United Kingdom requiring the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to provide guidance... Read more