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 www.youthdefence.ie/latest-news/youth-defence-launches-project-truth/A 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.