For the second time in 6 months, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has upheld a complaint against a radio programme relating to the abortion issue on the tax-funded national broadcaster RTE.
The number of women travelling to Britain for abortions has decreased for the fourteenth consecutive year according to official statistics released by the British Department of Health* today.
Pro-life supporters in Ireland are not surprised at reports that the United Nations plans to facilitate further attacks on the country’s constitutional pro-life laws when the Human Rights Council meets in Geneva next week as part of its Universal Periodic Review into the human rights records of Member States.
The Pro Life Campaign in Dublin, Ireland has said that any suggestion that negotiations for a new government would be held up or influenced by discussions on abortion is astonishing given the lack of support for a referendum in the recent election results.
More details have emerged of the recent case in Northern Ireland where a woman self-administered an abortion pill, and was prosecuted in the courts, ultimately receiving a suspended sentence.
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.
The Pro Life Campaign in Ireland has accused Amnesty Ireland of ignoring horrific abuses in the abortion industry and of brushing aside the rights of unborn babies throughout the full nine months of pregnancy. The PLC made its comments as members of Amnesty Ireland start a two week campaign today outside the main government buildings in Dublin, seeking the dismantling of the last remaining legal protection for unborn babies under the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution.
The Pro Life Campaign has said that the findings of today's Amnesty International/Red C poll on abortion are much more ambivalent and uncertain than the way they are being presented by Amnesty Ireland’s Executive Director, Colm O' Gorman.
Over the weekend, the votes were counted in the Irish General Election and as the new political landscape emerges, pro-life supporters have lots to be positive about.