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6,666 abortions performed in Ireland last year after repeal of pro-life law

A total of 6,666 abortions were performed in Ireland in the first year following the repeal of the country’s pro-life... Read more

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Will Ireland’s abortion vote launch a new pro-life party?

Peadar Toibin, an Irish lawmaker who was suspended from the Sinn Fein political party for voting against legalizing abortion, is... Read more

Irish health minister proposes abortion free-of-charge

Irish Health Minister Simon Harris has announced that he intends to make it possible for women in the Republic of... Read more

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Ireland repeals Eighth Amendment, clearing path for legal abortion

The Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which provided legal protection for the unborn, was officially repealed Sept. 18. The... Read more

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Irish prime minister: Catholic hospitals will be required to perform abortions

Publicly-funded hospitals in Ireland will be required to perform abortions, even if they are Catholic and morally opposed to the... Read more

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Irish bishop calls 'yes' voters on abortion referendum to come to confession

As the Republic of Ireland moved to legalize abortion over the weekend, one bishop has said that practicing Catholics who... Read more

In Ireland, unborn children's rights axed ahead of abortion repeal vote

In a decision that some critics are comparing to Roe v. Wade, the Irish Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that... Read more

Recent polls encourage Ireland's pro-life advocates

As the Republic of Ireland prepares to vote in a referendum that could liberalize the country’s abortion laws, a recent... Read more

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For George Soros, Ireland abortion fight may be first step against Catholic countries

Wealthy abortion backers could use Ireland as a model to change pro-life laws in other Catholic countries, an apparent leaked... Read more