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Friday, April 29, 2011

Your Rights Right Now submission to UN Human Rights Council “has lost all credibility” after falsely implying support of other groups for abortion

The recent submission to the UN Human Rights Council from the umbrella group Your Rights Right Now is now completely compromised according to the Pro Life Campaign following the revelation that many of the groups who signed up to the submission were not consulted about the section endorsing abortion. In recent days, several high profile organisations, including Trócaire and the Children’s Rights Alliance, have distanced themselves from the submission over its abortion stance.

Commenting on the latest revelations, Dr Ruth Cullen of the Pro Life Campaign said:

"The Your Rights Right Now submission has lost all credibility. Given the highly sensitive nature of the abortion issue, it is inexcusable that the authors of the report did not see fit to inform the various NGOs about the controversial section on abortion.

It is clear that the main organisers behind the Your Rights Right Now alliance exploited the goodwill of reputable organisations to further a pro-abortion agenda. This is shameful behaviour and thankfully it has now been exposed."

Regarding the specific call from Your Rights Right Now for abortion to be made available in Ireland, Dr Cullen said:

"It makes absolutely no sense for a self-professed human rights group to be advocating the denial of the most basic human right of all – the right to life.

It is also an affront to genuine human rights to ignore all the latest peer reviewed research highlighting the negative consequences of abortion for women and the fact that Ireland, without abortion, is a world leader in terms of safety for pregnant women."


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