Despite the fact that Ireland has a pro-life constitution and that due to the present economic crisis Ireland's Health Services Executive (HSE) have announced major cutbacks including the shutting down of some hospital emergency departments, nevertheless the Crisis Pregnancy Agency within the HSE, have allocated funding for the holding of so called "masterclasses for supporting unplanned pregnancy" commencing with a class that declares termination of pregnancy to be a lawful choice
This outrageous programme will apparently consist of a presentation given by Sherie de Burgh of "One Family" who was formerly employed by the Irish Family Planning Association IFPA which is an affiliate of IPPF the largest abortion provider in the world. The programme was organised by the HSE in conjunction with the Department of Adult and Community Education, National University of Ireland Maynooth.Masterclass 1 Termination of pregnancy: A lawful choice 16th September 2011; 10.00am – 4.30pm
The aim of these Masterclasses according to the CPA website,
is to create an opportunity for professionals to gain more in-depth knowledge and skills to assist them in managing the challenges that present around unplanned pregnancy.
The website also claims that,
The masterclasses further support the work of the HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme in the area of quality and standards development in the broad field of supporting clients with unplanned pregnancy.This is a travesty that must be challenged immediately. Objections should be made to the Taoiseach Enda Kenny the Health Minister James Reilly and to the HSE