Speaking today in response to calls by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to mark the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child I represent the Pro Life Campaign in saying human rights for children could not be achieved if they are denied the most basic human right of all, the right to life.
The Pro Life Campaign said today that as a direct result of last year’s abortion law “a defenceless baby at this very moment is clinging to life in an Irish hospital.” The PLC said the Government’s guidelines on abortion issued today “reinforces the obscenity of the new law.”
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has told the Irish Parliament that the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, is expected to publish abortion regulations this Friday.
The Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland today confirmed that they have taken disciplinary action against nine members of staff who treated Savita Halappanavar before her death at Galway University Hospital.
The Pro Life Campaign has strongly criticised the statements yesterday from a number of Labour Party TDs demanding wider access to abortion and for Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution to be deleted. The Labour Party calls follow weekend media reports alleging that a pregnant woman who claimed she was suicidal was denied an abortion under the 2013 abortion act. It is reported that the woman subsequently agreed to a Caesarean section and the baby was delivered between 23 and 25 weeks gestation.
Fresh from her failure to defend Ireland's pro-life record in Geneva, the Irish Minister for Justice has once again shown how determined she is to support the new abortion law, no matter what.
When it comes to promoting abortion in Ireland, there's very little that internationally-funded pro-choice organisations won't do. This week sees them congregating in Geneva, Switzerland for yet another attempt at utilizing the might of the United Nations to badger the Irish Government into further liberalizing Irish abortion law.
The Pro Life Campaign has called on the UN’s Human Rights Committee to defend the right to life of the unborn when scrutinising Ireland’s human rights record at a hearing in Geneva today. The Pro Life Campaign is one of the official NGOs represented at the two day review which will examine several issues including the right to life.
This week sees the first anniversary of the passing into law of the Abortion Act in Ireland and the Pro Life Campaign have been to the forefront of marking the date through various initiatives and awareness events.