“I didn’t need an abortion. What I really needed was help.”

“The most debated topic in Ireland at the moment is the forthcoming referendum on whether or not to repeal the 8th Amendment of Article 40 of the Irish Constitution. The people of Ireland voted for and accepted this amendment on the 7th of October 1983. The amendment states: ‘The State acknowledges the right to life […]

Media coverage on our launch

Campaigners urge debate on ‘barbaric’ reality of abortion before referendum The Irish Independent Love Both launches Eighth Amendment campaign RTE news Repeal will end protection of unborn and usher in one of most extreme abortion regimes in the world: LoveBoth Breaking news Love Both launches its referendum campaign and criticises 12 weeks proposal for abortion […]

“If I had been in South Africa, my daughter would not exist” – Irene.

“I’m originally from South Africa. I have been living here in Ireland for the past 11 years. 6 years ago I got pregnant. At the time I didn’t want the baby, I really wanted an abortion. But because I was not living in South Africa I couldn’t have one. It was a tough pregnancy because […]

Claire Culwell, abortion survivor, is coming to Ireland

Claire Culwell‏ found out she was affected by abortion about three years ago. This changed her life. She walked into the Coalition For Life wondering what their organization provided. Five months later she met her birth mother, who told her their story. “My birth mother was 13 years old at the time she became pregnant […]

World Down Syndrome Day 2018: two reasons to celebrate

Down Syndrome Day

By Sinead McBreen. Today is World Down Syndrome Day 2018. In our home in Knockbride, Co Cavan, my husband, myself and our four children will be celebrating the event with our little daughter Grace, just like the many thousands of Irish families with a child with Down Syndrome. We will be celebrating for two reasons, the first […]

“Creative women need child care and a support system”, Joy Lanzendorfer

motherhood creativity

Stock image. Read the full article here: The Washington Post “I almost didn’t have a child because of my career as a writer. Everything I read about motherhood and creativity said that a baby would sap my energy, divide my attention, give me something called mommy brain and make it almost impossible to continue working. […]

“I was very pro-choice”

Abortion men

“In my twenties my girlfriend and I had a pregnancy scare. I was very pro-choice, so I offered to pay for an abortion. It turned out she wasn’t pregnant, but the incident really made me think about what I’d nearly done. In the years since then I’ve met men who paid for their child to […]

Your story matters

Lives Saved 8th Amendment

Your story matters, and can make a big impact in the campaign to save the 8th Amendment! If you or someone you know has been saved thanks to the 8th Amendment, please let us know. All you need to do is write to us, like Jessica and Emma: “I found out I was pregnant at […]