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Friday, March 8, 2013

PLC calls Government’s decision on abortion “highly objectionable” for ignoring the evidence from the Oireachtas hearings

Responding to reports that the Government has told the Council of Europe that it will enact legislation for the X case before the end of July, Dr Ruth Cullen of the Pro Life Campaign said:

“It is also unacceptable the way the Government is acting as though it is obliged to introduce abortion on foot of the European court decision in A, B and C v. Ireland. The ECHR called on Ireland to clarify its position regarding treatment of women in pregnancy. It did not compel us to introduce abortion as members of government continue to imply." 

“The Pro Life Campaign will intensify its campaign in the coming weeks to present to the public the true reality of what X case legislation would mean in practice.”

“The Government’s plan to press ahead with legislation for the X case is highly objectionable since the argument that abortion is a treatment for suicidal ideation was completely undermined by the expert psychiatric evidence at the recent Oireachtas hearings on the issue. Far from helping women, abortion increases the risk of future mental health problems for a significant number of women. It is a disgrace how senior members of the Government are choosing to ignore this reality." 

Your TDs and Senators need to hear from you. Order postcards here - http://www.prolifecampaign.ie/postcard-campaign.htm - to tell them that you don't want abortion legalised along the grounds of the X Case.

The recent pro-life vigil in January.

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