Testimonies

Bernadette’s Story

Bernadette Goulding from Co. Cork is the director of Rachel’s Vineyard Ireland “When I was 19 years old I emigrated to London. The new-found freedom was overwhelming. I started to experiment with alcohol, go out with guys and eventually I […]

Finola’s Story

Finola Bruton is chair of the Parish Pastoral Council of Dunboyne & Kilbride “This referendum on the right to life of the unborn child will challenge us as a society to look at our basic moral vision and to examine […]

Catherine’s Story

Catherine Wiley, from Co. Mayo, is the founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association “As Catholic grandparents, we love our grandchildren – those who are born and those waiting to be born. We believe it is only fair that they, like […]

Dr Monaghan’s Story

Dr John Monaghan is a retired obstetrician and gynaecologist from Athlone Co. Roscommon Dr Monaghan’s Story “Doctors have always been faced with the care and management of a woman who develops serious illness when she is pregnant. Unfortunately, in these […]

Emma and Rossa’s Story

Emma Maloney, 25, with her son Rossa, 2, from Maynooth, Co. Kildare “I felt I wasn’t ready to be a mother when I found myself pregnant at 23. I had always considered myself pro-life but I had no idea how […]

Clare’s Story

Clare Crowley, 27, is a final year medical student from Co. Cork “For as long as I can remember abortion has been a divisive issue in Ireland. At times, it is not easy to hold pro-life views as a medical […]

Emma’s Story

Emma Sisk, 27, from Co. Tipperary, is a communications officer for the Irish Bishops’ Conference “I believe every woman should be respected, empowered and treated equally. This is why I am pro-life. “I see abortion as incompatible with feminism because […]

Eilish’s Story

“The possibility of unrestricted abortion access up to 12 weeks is a major concern for me and many other nurses on the wards. We are shocked, and nervous, that abortion could be available in Ireland up to full term of […]

Sinéad’s Story

Sinéad McBreen with her daughter Grace from Bailieborough, Co. Cavan. “The beginning of my pregnancy with Grace was the same as our other children. Everything was normal. We had an early scan at seven weeks which showed a heartbeat. We […]

Seán’s Story

Séan Feeney, an IT Director, from Castleknock, Dublin 15. Pictured with his two-year-old son Aaron. “The up and coming referendum on the Eighth Amendment essentially provides for the removal of the most fundamental human right – the right to life […]