“Abortion Drone” Taking Illegal Abortion Pills to Ireland is a Cheap Publicity Stunt

International   |   Cora Sherlock   |   Jul 6, 2015   |   12:00PM   |   Dublin, Ireland

The Pro Life Campaign has described the decision of Women on Waves to target Ireland next with a drone delivery of abortion pills as “nothing more than a cheap publicity stunt that shows utter disregard for women’s health and the right to life.”

Last week, Women on Waves distributed abortion pills to Poland using a drone. The group has now pledged that Ireland is next on its list.

It’s nothing more than a cheap publicity stunt that shows utter disregard for women’s health and the right to life. Every other day, there seems to be a new set piece stunt from a different pro-choice group, all with the goal of pushing for more abortion in Ireland. Women on Waves claim they have the best interests of women at heart but they consistently ignore the devastating after effects of abortion for many women and show zero regard for the lives of unborn babies throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy. There is nothing compassionate or inclusive about such a stance.

This is not the first time Women on Waves engaged in a shameful publicity stunt in Ireland. In 2001, the same group brought an abortion ship to Ireland as part of the campaign to have abortion legalised here. The fact that it involved bringing women out into international waters to perform abortions on a boat didn’t seem to cost them a thought. So much for their concern for women’s welfare and health.

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Women on Waves and its founder Dr Rebecca Gomperts are zealous promoters of unrestricted access to abortion but they have nothing to say to women who deeply regret their abortions. It’s easy to point a finger at a country like Ireland if you are only prepared to engage in one aspect of the debate while ignoring all the human rights abuses that come with legalised abortion.