*** Update ***
This initiative has now closed.
Thanks to everyone who participated.
Send an instant message to RTÉ challenging media bias on abortion
In recent weeks, RTÉ has been reporting once again on the abortion issue in a totally skewed and biased manner.
It has been great to see several Oireachtas members publicly challenge RTÉ over this bias and questioning the ongoing payment of the TV licence.
RTÉ now needs to hear from every pro-life supporter on the issue!
Sign the instant e-card below that asks the Director General of RTÉ to explain and justify expecting pro-life people to continue paying the TV licence given the shockingly biased coverage on abortion.
After you have signed the e-card, SPREAD THE WORD to friends and family to do likewise.
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Ms Dee Forbes
Jon Williams, Managing Director, RTÉ News & Current Affairs,
Catherine Martin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media
Dear Ms Forbes,
In the space of a fortnight recently, RTÉ Radio 1 afforded abortion supporters 38.17 minutes to push their point of view and a paltry 2.09 minutes to the pro-life side during the same period.
The programmes in questions were: Today With Claire Byrne (10.5.21), Sunday with Miriam (16.5.21), Drivetime (18.5.21) and Morning Ireland (25.5.21).
On 25th May (third anniversary of the abortion referendum), RTÉ News also aired a report multiple times that was completely skewed in favour of the pro-abortion position.
Since the new abortion law took effect in 2019, there has been a dramatic increase in abortions; babies who survived late-term abortions have been left to die unaided; doctors are being trained to perform barbaric D&E late-term abortions even though voters were promised this would never happen; over €20 million of taxpayers’ money has been spent on abortion provision to date and not a cent on positive alternatives; senior medics are being pressured to facilitate abortions they argue have nothing to do with genuine healthcare.
The public are entitled to be informed about these very significant developments and as Ireland’s public service broadcaster RTÉ has a duty to deliver balanced and unbiased coverage. Right now, this is evidently not happening.
I would welcome hearing from you on why you think RTÉ is justified in expecting pro-life supporters to continue paying the TV licence given the utterly unfair way the abortion issue is treated by the station.