The current government of the Republic of Ireland, staunchly anti-family and anti-life, is currently seeking to overturn the so-called “8th Amendment”, through which the following wording has been inserted in the country’s constitution back in 1983:
In what has become a ritual, the European Parliament will today debate its non-binding annual Report on the situation of fundamental rights in the European Union in 2015. Once again, this so-called ‘Own Initiative Report’, which has no legal status, claims that EU citizens have a ‘right’ to abortion, something not found in any international legally-binding human rights document. The EP is due to vote on the offending report on Tuesday 13 December Continue reading
In the judgement it delivered today in the case of David L. Parris v. Trinity College Dublin, the CJEU has (once more) confirmed that:
‘The Member States are … free to provide or not provide for marriage for persons of the same sex, or an alternative form of legal recognition of their relationship, and, if they do so provide, to lay down the date from which such a marriage or alternative form is to have effect.“
As a matter of consequence, it found that the fact that Dublin’s Trinity College does not provide for a widower’s pension for the surviving part of a same-sex couple living in a registered “civil partnership” concluded in the UK is not a “discrimination” on the grounds of sexual orientation and/or age.
The UN Committee on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR), one of the UN’s so-called treaty monitoring bodies, has once again lived up to its sad reputation of being an ideologically tilted institution that, rather than protecting human rights, seeks to manipulate and distort their meaning in order to lend provide the aura of “legitimacy” to lobby groups and politicians who seek to cancel out the rights of the weak and defenceless.
The latest episode in this regrettable development is the Committee’s legal opinion in a case called Mellet v. Ireland, wherein it makes the spurious claim that the Irish ban on abortion violates several articles of the ICCPR. Why? Because it protects the lives of children prenatally diagnosed with a severe impairment. Continue reading
A proposal to undermine the protection of unborn children in Northern Ireland has been rejected by the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Stormont assembly members voted 59 to 40 against amending legislation to allow terminations in cases of foetal abnormality and sexual crime.
The 40 Members supporting the legalization of baby-killing included those representing Sinn Fein, a party reputed for its close link to the terrorist Irish Republican Army. Continue reading
No, this is not a spelling mistake. Yes, the disgraceful UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has really said this.
As the Irish Times reports, the Committee has published observations on children’s rights in Ireland, in which it bemoans that in Ireland abortion is legal when there is a real and substantial risk to the life of the mother, and recommends that the country should decriminalise abortion in all circumstances. Continue reading
One abortion clinic in Manchester has carried out one third of all abortions performed on Irish women over the last five years. Data on women from the whole island of Ireland shows that almost half (45 per cent) of all Irish abortions took place in Manchester; 11,116. Of these, 7,182 (30 per cent) took place in just one clinic—Marie Stopes International. In Liverpool 4,462 abortions involving women resident in Ireland were recorded. London had the third highest number with 3,267 abortions across 10 clinics.
In total, 4,652 abortions for women from Northern Ireland and 19,947 from the Republic were recorded. Some women may have had more than one abortion over the time period covered. The figures include children under the age of 16—152 from the South and 69 from the North.
This “abortion tourism” is the result of a controversial ruling of the Irish Supreme Court in 1992 (Attorney General v. X, known as the ‘X Case’), according which it was illegal for the State to prevent a child from being aborted through an injunction prohibiting the mother from travelling to Britain for an abortion.