As Amnesty Ireland continues its campaign to pressure the Irish Government into holding a referendum to remove the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution, and clear the way for abortion to be fully introduced into Ireland, pro-life campaigners have been pointing out that their plans leave no room for protection of unborn children.
This morning, Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty Ireland and Cora Sherlock of the Pro Life Campaign spoke to a local radio station in Ireland.
Sherlock pointed out that Colm O’Gorman never mentioned the rights of the unborn baby at all during his interview and pointed out that the referendum Amnesty is looking for is one which would remove the human rights of unborn children entirely from the Irish constitution.
When challenged on the fact that international records show that Ireland has consistently been one of the safest places in the world in which to be pregnant and have a child, O’Gorman did not address the statistics at all, statistics which, as Sherlock pointed out, prove that the debate in Ireland is not one which centres around women’s health but instead about value judgements. Removing the right to life of unborn children would, she said, place them in a separate category under the law, something which is not acceptable.
Colm O’Gorman re-iterated that Amnesty Ireland is continuing its daily campaign to push for more abortion in Ireland over the next two weeks. He did not address the fact which has been made, that Amnesty’s campaign ignores the voices of women who regret their abortions. Similarly, he did not comment on the message spread by the Pro Life Campaign yesterday, namely that Amnesty ignores the torture and suffering inflicted on babies who survive abortion and are left to die alone in hospital corners. Instead, he called for support for Amnesty’s ongoing campaign.
Sherlock finished by remarking that rather than pressure the Government to introduce abortion, the Pro Life Campaign would be asking politicians to address the serious issue of homelessness among pregnant women in Ireland, and asking them to ensure that Ireland continues to be a country of excellence for the protection and care of women and their babies.
LifeNews readers can listen to the interviews here.