Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Pro-abortion fury at Youth Defence billboard campaign

 We reported last week on the impressive billboard campaign rolled out by Youth Defence/ Life institute. Clearly the pro-abortion in Ireland is seething with rage and are doing everything in their power to have it stopped. The issue was raised in the Irish Senate by a prominent member of Choice Ireland, Senator Ivana Bacik  who complained about it, telling the House she had received numerous complaints about the billboard campaign. Those who had contacted her she said, felt it was offensive and misleading [...]

Bacik also said that she did not think this was an appropriate subject for such a campaign and suggested that an expansion of the remit of the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland be considered to facilitate the consideration of complaints about advertising of this kind.

Senator Bacik’s remarks were ably responded to by a number of Senators, including
RÓNÁN MULLEN (Ind) who said he could see nothing wrong with billboard posters that Seanad deputy leader Ivana Bacik (Lab) had complained about. “I would be very, very worried about a censorious attitude being taken to advertising that gets to a core reality.”
In another exchange Senator Mullen told the House he was somewhat concerned that members of the Labour Party felt they had their tails up in relation to the legalisation of abortion in this country.

“Some of them regard the expert group as the ‘ready-up’ that they need in order to foist it on more unwilling colleagues in Government.” But any attempt to legalise abortion here would cause massive controversy, because this was the signal human rights issue of our time. See Irish Times report