During the past few months, the abortion debate in Ireland has centred around the Citizens’ Assembly, a monthly meeting of 99 members of the public who were tasked with making recommendations to the Government on how to proceed regarding the Eighth Amendment, the last remaining constitutional protection for unborn children.
The Pro Life Campaign has described as “farcical and wholly unacceptable” the way the Citizens’ Assembly voted for abortion on several grounds today without any prior debate or expert advice being sought before making decisions.
It seems to be the season for videos on social media to cause a stir in the abortion debate in Ireland. A few days ago, LifeNews reported on a video that challenged arguments for repeal of the Eighth Amendment which has received almost 600,000 views to date on Facebook. (The Eighth Amendment is Ireland’s last remaining constitutional protection for unborn children).
Observers of the abortion debate in Ireland have been watching a video which is showing how those who are calling for removal of Ireland’s pro-life laws don’t know very much about what the introduction of abortion to Ireland would mean.
Once again, the Irish people are being pressured by an external body to abandon legal protections for the unborn child.
Exciting developments in Denmark could mean that soon fathers get a chance to experience their unborn child’s life within the womb in a way never before envisaged.
This week, the Irish Government will appear before the UN Committee for the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women. The hearing takes place in Geneva and while it focuses on many areas of life affecting women such as equal pay, the issue of abortion is also on the table for discussion.
The Pro Life Campaign has expressed concern over a lack of balance in the line-up of speakers at the Citizens Assembly’s deliberations on the Eighth Amendment.
In yet another stunt designed to trivialise the abortion debate in Ireland and endanger the lives of women facing unplanned pregnancy, pro-choice activists have announced their plans to travel round the country again, handing out abortion pills.