News Release – News Release: PLC calls Brid Smith’s ‘home abortions’ proposal reckless and life-endangering


The Pro Life Campaign has described as “reckless and life endangering” the call by PBP TD Brid Smith for the Government to dispense abortion pills for women to self-administer at home without medical supervision.

Deputy Smith made the call for home abortions by claiming the COVID-19 crisis is making it much harder for women to access abortions.

Commenting on Deputy Smith’s proposal, Eilís Mulroy of the Pro Life Campaign said:

“It is reckless and life endangering to push for home abortions where there will be no medical supervision. Deputy Smith has a record of ignoring the right to life of unborn babies but on this occasion what she’s promoting would also put the lives of pregnant women at serious risk.

“Abortion supporters never miss an opportunity to promote abortion. At a time when Ireland is uniting to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, once again abortion advocates try to find an abortion angle to divide the country when we should be working together to bring to a speedy end the COVID-19 crisis that has the potential to end so many lives. Abortion campaigners like Deputy Smith repeatedly calling abortion a “healthcare issue” doesn’t make it a healthcare issue.

“Abortion is not a medical treatment, it is about ending innocent human life. As a country, we need to come together like never before to beat the COVID-19 virus. It is a time to focus on saving human life not ending it.”