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10 / 08 / 2011 - Response to Belfast Telegraph newspaper report - Pro-Life Group faces police probe
See also: Response to report printed in The Belfast Telegraph newspaper about attack on a member of Precious Life 05/08/2011
Response to report printed in The Irish News newspaper about an attack on a member of Precious Life 03/08/2011
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Once again, unsubstantiated allegations and false accusations are being made against Precious Life.
A letter published in the Belfast Telegraph from the organisations in Ascot House [where the FPA has its office] carried the headline "Precious Life protest should not be harassment" while the newspaper printed a report with the sensationalist headline "Claims of harassment spark PSNI probe into pro-life body".
It must first be stated that Precious Life has been holding Prayer Vigils outside the offices of the FPA abortion referral agency for over ten years.
Why all of a sudden this is news is anyone's guess.
And harassment is a criminal offence so if police had any evidence of it they would have taken action long ago. The police certainly haven't been in contact with Precious Life to inform us of any "probe".
So regardless of these latest claims and allegations by the FPA, the fact remains that everything Precious Life do is perfectly legal.
The Belfast Telegraph should actually report on the legality of what the FPA does. In a recent case at the High Court in Belfast regarding Department of Health guidelines on abortion, the judge said that people offering counselling procedures, such as giving advice on how to obtain an abortion outside Northern Ireland, could be breaking the law. Precious Life is currently consulting with our legal advisors on instigating a police probe into the FPA.
The FPA has a history of calling the police on Precious Life and making all sorts of false accusations against us. But the other occupants of Ascot House - NICEM, Belfast Migrant Centre, GEMS and Mount Charles - are doing themselves and their clients a grave disservice by siding with the FPA.
It's sad that they would take the time to write a letter to the newspaper to complain about Precious Life trying to protect unborn children, yet they remain silent about the killing of unborn children being arranged in the office next to them.
The question must also be asked - why did the news report blur out the picture of the baby killed by abortion?
The Belfast Telegraph has printed photographs of people injured in acts of violence or killed in various conflicts. Why censor this picture?
Maybe its because it would only expose the absurdity of doing a full page report on people complaining about pro-life leaflets being handed out, while ignoring the fact that little babies are being killed.
The image below is the picture that the Belfast Telegraph blurred out.
It shows a little innocent unborn baby killed and mutilated by abortion.
This is what the FPA arrange in their office at Ascot House.
This is what NICEM, Belfast Migrant Centre, GEMS and Mount Charles ignore while complaining about Precious Life handing out leaflets.