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19 / 04 / 2012 - Precious Life say defeat of Abortion Bill is VICTORY FOR IRELAND`S UNBORN CHILDREN
PRECIOUS LIFE YOUTH outside the Irish Parliament
Precious Life has welcomed the defeat of a Bill in Dail Eireann (the Irish Parliament) that would have legalised abortion right up to birth in Ireland
The Abortion Bill - tabled by Socialist Party TD Clare Daly - was unanimously defeated by 109 votes to 20.
Speaking outside the Dail, director of Precious Life Bernadette Smyth said "This is a victory for Ireland's unborn children. The so-called 'Medical Treatment Bill' was an attempt to deceive the public by using a sugar-coated name to make abortion-on-demand legal in Ireland. Abortion is not medical treatment. There are no circumstances where the life of a mother can only be saved by killing her unborn baby. Even Clare Daly who tabled the motion admitted there was nothing 'medical' about it when she said it was really an issue of women's rights to control their own bodies"
Patrick Nulty was the only Labour TD to support the Bill. Fianna Fail voted against it and Sinn Fein voted in favour of the Bill.
Bernadette Smith added, "To Sinn Fein's shame, they voted in support of this Abortion Bill. Their speeches at Easter claiming they want an Irish Republic based on the 1916 Proclamation are now exposed as lies. The Proclamation calls on Irish people to cherish all the children of the nation. The question Sinn Fein now has to answer is, how can they cherish children while supporting killing children before they're born?"
Bernadette Smyth concluded, "Ireland's unborn children continue to be protected by law. Women in Ireland continue to receive all genuine medical treatment they need during pregnancy. Ireland continues to be the safest place in the world to have a baby. Precious Life continue to resist any attempt to legalise the killing of our unborn children and we continue to stand with the vast majority of people on the island of Ireland who say 'NOT IN OUR NAME'."