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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As Ireland prepares for an abortion referendum next year, the Oireachtas Justice Committee is already considering assisted suicide. One of the experts to appear before it was gerontologist, Professor Des O’Neill. He flagged to the committee what he called ‘gero-eugenics’...

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By David Mullins Last Friday Amnesty International Ireland confirmed that the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) had found it to be in open breach of these laws with respect to how it had used a grant of €137,000 for...

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In Denmark in 2016, 133 out of 137 babies found before birth to have Down Syndrome were aborted. That is 97pc of all diagnosed cases. Carsten Sondergaard, the Danish ambassador to Ireland, has written to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on...

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It has now been confirmed that subject to sign off on a final report, the recommendations of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment will be published on Wednesday 20th December. We can safely predict that it will call...

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You would think that there would be a correlation between the affordability of contraception and the abortion rate of a country. That is to say, the cheaper contraception is, the lower the rate of abortion should be. Not so, a...

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I wonder what the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) believes a woman to be? There used to be a very easy answer to that; you’re a woman if you’re biologically female and a man if you’re biologically male. The...

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In The News

Opposition leader criticises Govt for paltry contribution to Catholic homeless ministry


The Government has been criticised for the paucity of support it has given to a Catholic homeless ministry. Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said the State contributed just €450,000 to…

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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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