The inquiry has been held, and the Irish Times’ infamous ‘first Irish abortion’ story has been shown to be totally and utterly false. Journalist Paul Cullen and his employers at the national broadsheet have disgraced themselves, once again, by their decision to splash a piece of pro-abortion propaganda across the front pages in a cynical attempt to exalt Fine Gael’s abortion legislation – only for that propaganda to be exposed as a lame piece of fiction in less than 24 hours.
I can understand why #JeSuisCharlie lit up the internet. The shootings at Charlie Hebdo were both horrifying and terrifying and people everywhere wanted to show support and solidarity, to stand for freedom and for freedom of expression.
And yes, I can believe that many journalists and politicians felt a genuine desire to express their shock at what had happened and to send condolences for those who had died at the French publication.
This Friday, voters will go to the polls in bye-elections in Roscommon/South Leitrim and Dublin South-West.
The abortion legislation has fallen at the first hurdle
An full enquiry must get to the truth.
Recently, a ‘reality star’ in the UK caused consternation when she announced that she was going to abort her 17-week old unborn baby in order to ‘become famous’.
Last week I finally got to watch the acclaimed film 12 Years a Slave, which tells the story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana.
What’s very clear from this new debacle caused by yet another bout of Irish Times misreporting is that the paper has lost all credibility when it comes to abortion.
Last week, the Irish Times reported that the Irish College of Psychiatrists had advised its members not to take part in review panels on abortion until clinical guidelines were in place.
The professional body for psychiatrists in Ireland said that the enactment of the abortion act on January 1st 2014 without clinical guidelines was “very haphazard and unsatisfactory”.
The European Court on Human Rights to rule on the status of the human embryo In the next months, the European Court on Human Rights (ECtHR) will have to rule on the matter of the status of the human embryo in a case which bears some similarities to the RvR case in Ireland.
A recent Drivetime report on RTÉ radio made a powerful case for perinatal hospice as an alternative to abortion and is well worth listening to if you missed it first time around.
Bimbo Onanuga died having suffered massive internal bleeding when her baby delivered into Ms Onanuga’s abdominal cavity after her womb ruptured.
The European Parliament will vote today on a report that seeks to promote abortion as a fundamental human right, while undermining the right of pro-life doctors and health workers to conscientious objection.
The Life Institute has called on the Mater hospital to adhere to the first duty of every doctor - to do no harm, and to protect patients.
Pope Francis has told doctors and other Catholic medical practitioners that they should be “witnesses and promoters of the ‘culture of life’” and that “The Lord counts on you, too, to spread the Gospel of life.”
The Life Institute has called on the Irish Times and the National Maternity Hospital to make public the result of any inquiries into the “shameful misreporting” by the Irish Times on abortion.
Every so often, one of the Irish media outlets will try to resurrect an entirely manufactured outrage about pro life groups not being registered with SIPO.
To the interest of almost no-one at all, they will print column after column shrieking about various red herrings such as sources of funding.
- See more at: http://www.thelifeinstitute.net/blog/2013/08/30/sipo-one-law-for-pro-life-and-another-for-pro-aborts/#sthash.BjSzbKw4.dpuf
LifeSiteNews reports on a short video which features the story of John Barros who has saved the lived of 1000 babies at an abortion mill. According to his doctors John Barros shouldn’t be alive. Between cancer that required four surgeries, two brain aneurisms that required two more surgeries, and an accident when someone ran into his back with a vehicle, leading to yet more surgeries, it’s a marvel that Barros is standing, let alone maintaining the grueling schedule that he does.
A member of the board of the Mater Hospital in Dublin has told the Irish Times that the hospital “cannot comply” with the abortion legislation recently signed into law.