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21 / 11 / 2008 - Pro-life billboard campaign to `swamp` Cork
Youth Defence plan to “swamp” Cork with pro-life billboards drawing public attention to the UCC decision to begin researching on human embryonic stem cell lines. Chairman Eoghan de Faoite said that it was important for the pro-life community to realize that the UCC decision was just the thin edge of the wedge and that without a “huge, referendum-style campaign other evils such as cloning embryos for research would probably follow.”
The hard-hitting billboards will be the centre-piece of a campaign which hopes to ensure that the UCC decision is reversed and that embryo research is outlawed in Ireland. “This is a crucial juncture,” said Mr de Faoite. “If we fail to make a united stand now, the right to life of all unborn children is seriously compromised.”
UCC’s decision has drawn sharp criticism from pro-life activists nationwide who deplored the measure. “The fact is that embryonic stem cell research is not only unethical, is has failed to provide any results,” said the YD Chairman. “We should be looking at making Ireland a centre of excellence by focusing on ethical adult stem cell research.”
Important Meeting re UCC embryo decision - December 9th
An important meeting will take place in Cork to “inform pro-lifers and explain the plan of action to deal with the UCC decision to experiment on human embryos.” Youth Defence spokesman Eoghan de Faoite said that they hoped to get everyone “fully cognizant of the issues arising from the deplorable, unjustifiable decision taken by the governing body in UCC to meeting.
WHERE: the Morgan Suite, Imperial Hotel, Cork
WHEN: Tuesday, December 9th, at 7.00 pm
Youth Defence are lining up expert speakers and pro-life leaders for the meeting and have have urged all pro-life people in Cork and neighbouring counties to attend.
Meanwhile, Maureen Junker Kenny, an ethicist at TCD, has told an oireachtas sub-committee she was worried that the Dail has not addressed the increasing bioethics concerns that involve the destruction of human life.
"Unlike other democracies, the Dáil has not debated or voted on matters such as . . . the use of embryonic stem cells, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis or end-of- life care," she said.
Source : TruthTV