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 […]

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. […]

A Choice or a Child? – See this new video Advert!

We’ve all heard the claim that legalising abortion is just about giving women a ‘choice’. But our choices should not destroy someone else’s life. Abortion doesn’t help women: it’s a medieval answer to a crisis pregnancy. And it takes the life of a child. That’s the reality of  the ‘freedom of choice’ rhetoric. Now this […]

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, […]

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 […]

Abortion survivor wows crowd with speech on forgiveness and the value of every human life

An 18-year old abortion survivor brought a packed Convention for Life in Dublin to its feet with a moving and inspiring testimony on forgiveness and the value of every human life. Josiah Presley, originally from South Korea but now living in Oklahoma, said that when he first found out that his mother had wanted to […]

Demands of free speech ring hollow given past record on abortion

Regardless of where you stand in the debate about same-sex marriage, there’s a very obvious irony in seeing abortion advocates like Ivana Bacik and Aodhán Ó Riordáin coming out with all guns blazing about free speech on this issue. Bacik said last weekend that it was “important that we engage in this debate (on same-sex […]

Get active! 12 ways to help fight abortion and establish a culture of life

2014 is a new year, and a new opportunity for pro-lifers to stand up and take charge in the fight for life against abortion. 2013 was a bruising year for the pro-life cause in Ireland but we must continue to fight to save every individual family who may be taking the abortion route as well […]

Speak up against abortion

Many people in the pro-life movement often get accused of being too focused on death and darkness, talking a lot about abortion but perhaps not putting enough emphasis on the more positive and life-affirming sides of the wider pro-life message (of which there are many). The refrain that, “there’s already enough darkness in the world […]

Live phone call to Enda from Vigil for Life as 30,000 say ‘keep your promise’

Enda Kenny’s has been called live from the Vigil for Life, where 30,000 people left a message for an Taoiseach to ‘keep his pro-life promise’. The massive pro-life event went quiet as Dr Eoghan de Faoite of Youth Defence called an Taoiseach’s constituency office, and Enda’s voice could be heard asking the caller to leave […]

YD brings evidence to Committee establishing women not travelling for abortion to preserve life

Youth Defence has presented new evidence to the Joint Committee on Health and Children which establishes that not one abortion has been carried out in the UK to preserve the life of an Irish mother since 1992. The pro-life group also told the Committee, which has convened hearings on abortion this week, that the ‘very […]

Don’t be afraid to be pro-life!

I think the simplest – and best – phrase around goes as follows: ‘Don’t be afraid.’’ I don’t know what it is, but there is something in those short few words that I can’t quite put my finger on. ‘Be not afraid’ was, of course, the constant refrain of Blessed John Paul II during his […]




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