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F&L Defends Children's Real Rights Before Oireachtas Committee

Posted To Irish News | 10/04/2014

Representatives of Family & Life have warned an Oireachtas committee that a planned piece of legislation is too adult-centred and risks jeopardising fundamental rights of children. The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality spent a day hearing the views of interested parties in relation to the proposed Children and Family Relationship Bill. Among other provisions, the bill would legalise surrogacy in Ireland, and provide a legal basis for the creation of children using IVF by single people and same-sex couples.  


Irish Obstetricians Call for Abortion "For Any Reason"

Posted To Irish News | 10/04/2014

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the professional body that represents Ireland’s obstetricians has said that surrogate mothers should be allowed to have abortions “for...

EU Considers Ban on Funds for Embryo-Killing Research

Posted To Irish News | International News | 10/04/2014

A hearing is taking place today at the European Parliament in Brussels on an initiative to prevent the European Union from funding any research that would “presuppose the destruction of human...

With Public Funding, British IVF Rates Soar

Posted To International News | 10/04/2014

Record numbers of lesbian couples in Britain are using publicly-funded fertility treatment to have babies, official figures show. The number jumped by more than a third in 2012, according to the Hu...

Disabled Peer Slams UK Plans for Assisted Suicide

Posted To International News | 10/04/2014

A seriously disabled member of the UK’s House of Lords has signalled that plans to legalise assisted suicide leave her fearful. Baroness Campbell, one of Britain’s most prominent disabi...


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