News Release by the Pro Life Campaign
17th February 2012
Responding to news that a number of TDs are to table a Private Members motion in the Dáil calling for legislation on abortion, Dr Ruth Cullen of the Pro Life Campaign said:
Those tabling the Dáil motion have chosen to wilfully ignore all the peer reviewed psychological evidence in the intervening years since the X Case highlighting the adverse effects of abortion for women. They also seem determined to gloss over the fact that Ireland without abortion is a safer country for pregnant women than places like England and Holland where abortion is available on demand right up to birth.
There is nothing liberal or progressive about proposing to take away the most basic right of all, namely the right to life. In fact it does a tremendous disservice to women and their unborn children to ignore the basic facts of what abortion entails for both the mother and her baby.