How surrogacy harms human dignity: a talk


Hear a fascinating and in-depth talk by Jennifer Lahl on the history of surrogacy, the industry that services it, and…

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By Dr Angelo Bottone

The 8th amendment has saved thousands of lives, particularly of those who are disabled. Let’s consider the specific case of babies with Down Syndrome, also known as trisomy 21. In England and Wales ninety percent of those who are diagnosed...

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Maria Steen of The Iona Institute was on RTE’s Claire Byrne Live last night to debate whether or not denominational schools should be allowed to select pupils on the basis of the religion of the school when there are too...

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The Vintners’ group and the restaurateurs are campaigning once again to bring an end to the ban on selling alcohol on Good Friday. ‘It’s archaic’, they say. ‘It upsets the tourists’. They even claim (wrongly) that the Vatican sells alcohol...

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In October, the Citizens’ Assembly invited the general public to submit written opinions and contribute to the discussion on the 8th amendment to the Constitution, which is the pro-life amendment. The response from concerned citizens has surprised the organisers for two reasons:...

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The Citizens’ Assembly deliberations into the issue of abortion and the 8th amendment are well underway. The Iona Institute made a submission to the Assembly. It concentrates on setting out the reasons why we should not hold a referendum to...

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The principle of bodily autonomy was addressed by two speakers during last weekend’s session of the Citizens’ Assembly, which is still discussing the abortion issue. The two speakers took very different views on the issue. One speaker looked at the...

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Introducing The Iona Institute

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