Look out for the extraordinarily striking Youth Defence billboards in various locations around the country. I couldn’t help but being impressed with the message portrayed on one of these colourful billboards that I saw last weekend. The message reads:
YOU. ME. EVERYBODY. WE’RE ALL JUST GROWN-UP EMBRYOS
and it is accompanied by five photographs of life at different stages from unborn to old age.
The billboards are part of a campaign of public awareness to highlight the need for protection for the human embryo from the moment of conception. The focus on human embryos comes in advance of government legislation that Minister for Health, Mary Harney, says she will introduce in the coming months – legislation which is expected to attempt to limit the legal protection of embryos outside the womb and to allow for embryonic stem cell research.