Ireland’s fight to Save the 8th

Next year, Ireland faces into a divisive referendum on abortion as the government seeks to repeal the right to life of preborn children which is enshrined in Article 8th of the Constitution – a provision which has long been a light to the world in protecting both mothers and preborn babies. Pro-life activists say they […]

We’ve been showing the reality of abortion for 25 years – and we’re not going to stop now

As most of you will know, Youth Defence has always worked to reveal the reality of abortion. For the past twenty five years, this has been part of our central mission, because if we are to have real and meaningful public debate on this issue, then we cannot allow that reality to remain hidden. In […]

How many more women must die before the media exposes Marie Stopes?

Marie Stopes International is one of the world’s biggest abortion chains, and it operates a Dublin branch which helps to drive business to abortion clinics in Britain. Now the British Care Quality Commission, which carried out unannounced inspections at Marie Stopes, has forced the chain to stop performing abortions. The reasons given by the inspectors […]

Each Child Deserves a Chance. Watch new video which promotes message of life

It’s the most hope-filled thing in the word: hearing small children tell you that they dream of being a teacher or a superhero. It brings out the best in all of us too, as we work to make sure children get a chance to grow up and achieve their dreams. Or even grow up to […]

Ireland’s pro-life movement. Watch. Share. Join the fight against abortion.

  We’re Ireland’s largest and most active pro-life organisation, led by young people who believe that life is worth protecting. We’re from diverse backgrounds but we’ve one thing in common: we know that abortion is always wrong. That’s why we work to protect mothers and babies from being killed and exploited by the abortion industry. […]

Is this the most popular Facebook post ever on abortion?

Everyone knows that social media is a powerful way to grow the pro-life message. But the internet, and especially Facebook, is a crowded and noisy place, and catching the public’s attention is not as easy as it seems. That’s why the runaway success of this powerful pro-life mage is so remarkable. It has been liked, […]

Baby Shane – A short life with a lot of love

It’s incredible the mark one person can make on the world. Baby Shane Michael Haley’s birth and death certificates show the exact same date, but in his short life he achieved something that many others spend decades trying to do: he united people and along with his parents Jenna and Dan, he showed us what […]

Every Life Counts doctor sets the record straight on TV3

Last week Dr Máire Nesta Nic Gearailt, a medical advisor to the beautiful initiative  set the record straight on several key issues on TV3. The Tonight with Vincent Browne programme featured a panel discussing aborting preborn babies with life-limiting conditions or ‘fatal foetal abnormalities’. As everyone knows, there is an ongoing massive push, in […]

One year on, pro-life Roadshow shows politicians the reality of abortion legislation

Young pro-life volunteers on a nationwide Roadshow are holding a series of protests at constituency clinics of Fine Gael TDs to mark a year since the passing of abortion legislation, and to remind Fine Gael that pro-life voters haven’t gone away. The protests take place daily, an follow a busy afternoon of distributing pro-life information […]

The girl who loves – the amazing story of Kathleen Rose

Having attended the National Convention for Life recently in Dublin I was lucky to have heard the wonderful story Tracy Harkin had to tell. Originally from Antrim, Tracy was living in Washington State when she became pregnant on her fifth child and she felt she had nothing to worry about. Everything was going along so […]

The road to victory will be hard and long – Declan Ganley speaking at the NCFL

Born in England to Irish parents in 1968, Declan Ganley came from humble beginnings but is now a renowned businessman and political activist.  Outspoken by nature, Declan challenges the political elite both in Ireland and Europe. He is a formidable character in the eyes of the major political parties for his attempts to reshape and […]

‘In the election, show Enda Kenny that you did not want abortion’: Luca Volonté of Italy spells it out

Luca Volonté is the Italian politician who took Enda Kenny to task for refusing Fine Gael deputies the right to conscientious objection on abortion. He welcomed the attendees to the National Convention for Life in Dublin by telling them that just by making the choice to be there, they were already winning the battle against […]

Saving babies at the clinic door: Carolyn tells the National Convention for Life how it’s done

“We offer free ultrasounds, and our mothers can bring photos and videos home on a USB key ” Carolyn O’Meara tells the rapt audience of 800 plus at the National Convention for Life. “We put our first payment down on the ultrasound machine when we opened our doors and now thank God it’s fully paid […]

“The streets are ours”: How Spain overturned abortion on demand

Last month, Spain made history as the first European country to reverse legislation which had made abortion on demand lawful. Luis Losada, a well-known Spanish journalist told the National Convention for Life that the success was due to massive public engagement, driving demand for change, and a determination to hold politicians to account. In 2010 […]




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