In response to last night’s airing by RTÉ’s of the BBC-produced documentary 'Abortion, Ireland's Guilty Secret', RTÉ has now moved from a position of failing to show balance on the issue to actively campaigning in favour of abortion.
Ireland recently joined in the international celebration of World Down Syndrome Day with exhibitions and a fundraising appeal that asked tweeters contribute by posting a photo of themselves wearing odd socks (a “footsie”).
In the space of a fortnight recently, 33 articles appeared in Irish national newspapers pushing hard for more abortion. In the same period, only 1 pro-life article was published. Pro-life campaigners in Ireland are now expected to take this level of bias as normal. That’s just not acceptable.
It has become all too clear to pro-life supporters in Ireland that the media is now the main driver for a further liberalisation of abortion laws. In the past few months, this fact has become so blatant that it simply cannot be ignored any longer.
In a move described by pro-life campaigners as “unbelievably hypocritical”, Irish politician Clare Daly expressed her support last week for an extension of legal protection for animals, while at the same time insisting that Ireland’s abortion laws must be further liberalised.
The Pro Life Campaign is today criticising the language used by some politicians in the Oireachtas, when describing unborn babies with life-limiting conditions, during the debate on Deputy Clare Daly’s latest abortion bill on the issue. The Dáil will vote on the bill next Tuesday.
The Pro Life Campaign has questioned the motivation behind Deputy Clare Daly’s latest abortion Bill in the Dáil and the insensitive way some members of the Oireachtas have described babies with life-limiting conditions.
Irish politician Lucinda Creighton has today announced plans to set up a new political party in eight weeks' time.
In the Dáil yesterday evening Health Minister Leo Varadkar said that the Eighth Amendment to the Constitutional dealing with abortion is too “restrictive” and is having a “chilling” effect on doctors. He was commenting during a private members’ bill tabled by Clare Daly TD, which seeks to remove all remaining constitutional protection for the unborn.