Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pro-Life Video

Some fourteen years, Youth Defence launched ‘Project Truth’ – a radio and billboard campaign to tell people about the truth of what abortion actually is. The billboard part of the campaign went ahead – despite a number of disastrous events associated with non-delivery of a quantity of the billboards. The radio advertisement, however, was banned by the Independent Radio and Television Commission (IRTC) – the Government-appointed regulatory body for ‘independent’ broadcasting – and RTÉ (the national radio and television broadcasters), on the amazing pretext that, relying on various Broadcasting Acts, it had a ‘religious or political’ direction.

Youth Defence have now re-launched the content of the radio advertisement in the form of a video, to which they have added some extraordinary images of an unborn baby. It is a beautiful message, and we realise that the decision to ban it all those years ago was a deliberately political decision.
You can view the video at very interesting account of the banning of the original radio advertisement, together with some other relevant material, is available on the same website. It makes for compelling reading.