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05 / 12 / 2008 - Research planned to ensure pro-life embryo research campaign hits target.
Youth Defence has said it is consulting widely, and plans focused market research, to ensure that the materials used in its forthcoming campaign against embryo research hits its target. The campaign – which plans to raise opposition to UCC appalling decision to begin research on embryonic stem cell lines – is expected to swamp Cork with pro-life billboards opposition to the grisly proposal.
Eoghan de Faoite said that Youth Defence were determined that the campaign would “reach out to as many people as possible. We need to raise public awareness of the key issues: That embryo research destroys human life and offers no cures; that it is adult stem cells that are providing cures; and that UCC wants to begin research which is opposed by the majority of Irish people. We must get people talking about, and acting on, this issue. They need to be contacting UCC, contacting their political representatives and informing others.”
The campaign will also feature a new leaflet, an impactive on the ground campaign, a major seminar in UCC featuring international experts and more.The Youth Defence Chairman urged everyone in Cork and surrounding counties “who wanted to assist in rolling out this crucial campaign” to attend the meeting in the Imperial Hotel in Cork on Tuesday December 9th at 7pm. Ethics expert Dr Donál Ó Mathúna will address the meeting and the wider campaign will be organized.
Mr de Faoite added that the campaign could only be as big as the support it garnered however. “Obviously these are tough financial times, and its also coming up to Christmas,” he said. “But we cannot afford – our pro-life ethos cannot afford – for us to wait. This would be a huge, unprecedented erosion of the right-to-life of the unborn child.”
Niamh Uí Bhriain of Mother and Child Campaign said that, in terms of the harm done to Ireland’s pro-life ethos, the UCC decision was the equivalent of opening an abortion clinic, and that “lives would created and destroyed as UCC – and others will join them – decide to take matters further.” She said that Dr Deirdre Madden, who drove the proposal in UCC, favoured cloning embryos for research, and urged everyone involved in the pro-life movement to come together on the issue.
Those meeting details again:
The Imperial Hotel in Cork on Tuesday, December 9th at 7pm. Speakers include ethics expert, Dr Dónál Ó Mathúna of DCU. Please make an extra effort to attend!
Source : TruthTV