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.
As the days close in to the Irish General Election, desperate tactics by the Labour Party have seen them unveil plans for the further liberalization of abortion that would lead to a system amounting to “abortion on demand”.
A general election has been called in Ireland and the vote will be held on 26th February, 2016. In advance of polling day, the various politicians are setting out their position in relation to the abortion issue and specifically on where they stand on the retention or repeal of the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which provides the last remaining constitutional protection for unborn babies in Irish law.
In a significant ruling for freedom of speech and balanced reporting on the prolife issue in Ireland, the Broadcasting Authority has found that a programme aired on the national broadcaster, RTE, breached the requirements of the Broadcasting Acts for fairness, objectivity and impartiality in news and current affairs.
The Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny has said that politicians in the Fine Gael Party will be allowed to have a free vote on abortion if the matter is raised in the Irish Parliament.