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26 / 03 / 2008 - Irish Pro-Life Group slams Council of Europe’s call for abortion
Youth Defence has slammed the Council of Europe as an ‘unelected, unrepresentative body, which has presumed to interfere in Irish laws and values’. Their remarks came following a call from the Council to make abortion “an unconditional right” across all European countries. The call came in a Council of Europe report entitled “Access to Safe and Legal Abortion in Europe”, which also urged governments to use public monies to fund abortion.
The report complains that where abortion is legal any restrictions are onerous, especially where women travel outside the country to have their babies killed, and recommends that European governments lift all limits on abortion. The resolution calls for unrestricted, state-funded abortion-on-demand.
Youth Defence leader, Eoghan de Faoite, said that Ireland’s ban on abortion was supported by the Irish people and that the Council of Europe had no right to interfere in Irish matters. ‘Abortion kills babies and harms women,’ he said. ‘And the evidence against abortion - whether it’s 3-D scans showing the miracle of life in the womb, or the Royal College of Psychiatrists saying abortion damages women’s mental health - continues to grow.’
The Youth Defence spokesman said that the Irish people led the way in recognising the right-to-life of the unborn child, and that when the rest of Europe eventually outlawed abortion, Ireland’s pro-life stance would be declared an historically important defence of human life.
The Council of Europe has also announced that it will hold parliamentary hearings on same-sex marriage in Paris on March 7.
The hearings, concentrating on the legal recognition of homosexual partnerships, will allow homosexual activists to address European lawmakers, presenting their case for state approval of same-sex marriage.
Source : Youth Defence