The Pro Life Campaign has said that the Taoiseach’s offer of a free vote on abortion will do little to reassure those who want to see unborn babies protected in Ireland.
Commenting earlier today, Pro Life Campaign Deputy Chairperson Cora Sherlock said:
“The Taoiseach’s comments have been reported as something dramatic and ground-breaking. Nothing could be further from the truth. The suggestion that the abortion issue could be referred to a “Citizens’ Convention” will remind many of the charade in 2013, when expert evidence presented at two sets of Oireachtas Hearings was ignored by the Government who went ahead and introduced abortion.
“By all means, let the Taoiseach make a dramatic statement on abortion. Let him address the fact that repealing the 8th Amendment would mean removing the basic right to life from our Constitution. Let him explain why seriously ill unborn children are having their lives targeted by some members of his Government, including the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. And let him address the serious human rights abuses that abortion has led to in other countries. Answers to these questions, and others like them, are what the public really needs to hear,” she concluded.