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23 / 04 / 2012 - ACTION ALERT - Make a complaint to Irish Television about biased programme promoting abortion
Precious Life is urging people to contact Irish Television Station – RTE – to make a complaint about a biased programme promoting abortion.
RTE boast that "The Late Late Show" is Ireland's most popular and prestigious television show and is the longest running chat show in the world.
On Friday night’s Late Late Show (20th April) the programme interviewed three women who had travelled to England for abortion. [The programme can be watched here http://www.rte.ie/tv/latelate/index.html. The segment begins at 45 minutes 50 minutes. NOTE: the programme may not be viewable if you live outside Ireland or UK.]
The programme was completely biased in favour of legalising abortion in Ireland.
These women were also used by pro-abortion campaigners in the run-up to Thursday's Bill in the Irish Parliament to legalise abortion.
Their abortions were carried out after the babies were diagnosed with conditions like triploidy, anencephaly, Edwards syndrome and Patau syndrome or trisomy 13.
It was never motioned that these were in fact 'eugenic' abortions - killing disabled babies because they are deemed ‘abnormal’ or not worthy of life.
It was never mentioned that none of these conditions threatened the mothers' lives.
The fact these women choose to travel to England for abortion was described as “barbaric”; “cruel”; and “unfair”. Yet no mention was made of the unfairness, barbarity, and cruelty suffered by the unborn babies who were killed.
No women, who had received a poor or difficult prenatal diagnosis but continued on despite the diagnosis, were interviewed. [In tragic cases such as these where the child will not live long after birth, abortion is never the answer ..see the Be Not Afraid website.. Also watch this video of the inspiring life of Eliot Hartman Mooney. Eliot suffered from Trisomy 18 and lived for just 99 days.]
No women, who have suffered the terrible physical and psychological aftermath of abortion, were interviewed
No pro-life commentator’s were included in the programme.
The RTE Code of Practice says you are entitled to make a complaint if you are of the opinion that a programme or a segment of a programme on RTÉ has breached a provision of Section 39 (1) (a), (b), (d) or (e) of the Broadcasting Act 2009
RTÉ is obliged under Section (b) of the Act to ensure that "..the broadcast treatment of current affairs, including matters which are either of public controversy or the subject of current public debate is fair to all interests concerned and that the broadcast matter is presented in an objective and impartial manner.."
Using the information outlined above, please tell RTE in your own words that The Late Late Show (20th April) was not fair to all interest concerned and was not presented in an objective and impartial manner.
Please make your complaint to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also email The Late Late Show at email@example.com
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