22.10.2015: TD’s support for abortion pill bus “dangerous and irresponsible”, says PLC

22.10.2015: TD’s support for abortion pill bus “dangerous and irresponsible”, says PLC

22.10.2015: TD’s support for abortion pill bus “dangerous and irresponsible”, says PLC

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TD’s support for abortion pill bus “dangerous and irresponsible” says PLC

Pro-choice campaigners in conjunction with the group Women on Web are planning to drive a bus around Ireland this week offering abortion pills to women with unplanned pregnancies. The Pro Life Campaign has criticised the move and said the involvement of Ruth Coppinger TD in the stunt is irresponsible.

Commenting on the story, Dr Ruth Cullen of the Pro Life Campaign said: “This is just the latest publicity stunt from Deputy Coppinger. But it is an incredibly dangerous and irresponsible one that puts the lives of women at serious risk. Those lending their support to the abortion pill bus have no credibility talking about women’s health in the context of the abortion debate going forward.

“It is one thing to constantly misrepresent the 8th Amendment as Deputy Coppinger does. It’s quite another thing to use an abortion pill bus as a means of attracting publicity. The more outrageous the stunt the better, as long as it helps dismantle the 8th Amendment, seems to be the thinking. The stories of those who regret their abortions are being drowned out of the debate as well as the rights of the unborn child.

“If there was any seriousness at all in public discussion of the issue, Deputy Coppinger would be roundly condemned in the media and politics for this latest appalling stunt.”

ENDS