Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New Court Battle over Abortion in Ireland

Three Irish women who claim that their human rights were breached by their inability to undergo an abortion in Ireland are to have their case heard at the European Court of Human Rights. The Irish Family Planning Association is supporting the case, hoping the Irish government will be forced to change the law on abortion.

A case such as this highlights all too clearly the tactics the abortion lobby are prepared to resort to in their determination to impose abortion on Ireland. The unborn are protected by Ireland's constitution and should not be endangered by a court that is set up to defend human rights. If it were to be used as an instrument to attack the right to life, the European Court of Human Rights may lose all credibility when it comes to considering genuine human rights cases.