Cora Sherlock, Deputy Chairperson of the Pro Life Campaign comments on the statement from Irish artists calling for repeal of the 8th Amendment
“It’s very easy for a group of artists to issue a statement calling for repeal of the 8thAmendment, while also choosing to completely side-step any mention of the brutal reality of abortion laws in other countries.
“The statement from the artists talks about Ireland’s obligation to live up to ‘international human rights standards.’ One assumes that means having similar abortion laws to countries like England, where abortion is legal up to birth and where babies are routinely born alive after failed abortions and left to die in corners of hospitals without receiving any medical care. These are not horrors invented by pro-life activists. They are the barbaric results of a culture that pays nothing more than lip-service to the humanity of the unborn child and ignores the devastation and emotional hurt and heartbreak abortion causes for many women. The 8th Amendment is being blamed for everything at present whenever abortion is in the news. That’s unacceptable. Some semblance of balance needs to be introduced into this debate. Right now, the one-sided nature of the debate is utterly farcical.”