Abortion and Ireland – YouGov Ireland Abortion Poll claims are 'complete nonsense' says PLC
The Pro Life Campaign has dismissed claims by the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) that attitudes to abortion in Ireland have changed dramatically in recent years. The IFPA made its claim based on the findings of a YouGov poll commissioned by Marie Stopes, one of the largest abortion providers in Britain, which alleged that two-thirds of the public support abortion in certain circumstances.
Responding to the IFPA's take on the poll, Dr Ruth Cullen of the Pro Life Campaign said:
The latest Marie Stopes sponsored opinion poll is in keeping with all its previous opinion polls. It makes no distinction between necessary medical interventions in pregnancy and induced abortion (which directly targets the baby).
Any survey that ignores this vital distinction is meaningless and adds nothing to the debate. It is complete nonsense therefore for the IFPA to claim the latest findings represent a dramatic shift in public opinion in favour of abortion.
The IFPA also claims that Ireland's abortion laws are out of step with most of Europe as though the laws in these countries were exemplars of human rights. Abortion in Britain, for example, is legal up to birth. Presumably the IFPA supports this barbaric situation, which completely ignores the humanity of the unborn child.
If we are going to debate abortion laws in Ireland, then let's also debate the laws in other countries and the latest peer-reviewed studies showing the negative consequences of abortion for women.
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