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Irish “Citizens Assembly” hearing ‘alternative facts’ from abortionists and extremists

by | Feb 15, 2017

Editor’s note. The “ Citizens Assembly” has been meeting to discuss Ireland’s “Eighth amendment” for months. News stories going back to January strongly suggest a majority of the members are overtly hostile to the Eighth amendment to the Irish Constitution, which reads, “The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.”

This comes from our friends at Life Institute.

Niamh Uí Bhriain, spokeswoman for Life Institute

Niamh Uí Bhriain, spokeswoman for Life Institute

The Life Institute has said that the Citizens Assembly has now lost all credibility by making a decision to give a platform to abortionists and extremists.

“We can see that the Assembly has now become a farce, since no reasonable person could think that abortionists are impartial witnesses in a debate on the 8th amendment,” said spokeswoman Niamh Uí Bhriain.

“These are people who make a living from abortion, and they are being presented to the Assembly as impartial experts when, in fact, they will do everything they can to sell the idea of legalized abortion in Ireland. These are ‘alternative facts’ – where the baby is completely ignored – being given a platform at the expense of the taxpayer, and the Assembly is increasingly being seen as a farce,” she said.

The Assembly last week heard from BPAS – Britain’s largest abortion provider which recently was slammed by British inspectors for failures to ensure women’s safety in its Merseyside clinic – a clinic which touts for business amongst Irish women.

The report by the Care Quality Commission highlighted a litany of safety issues around infection control, resuscitation equipment, and incidents being properly investigated – with the NHS identifying 16 serious incidents in the clinic in a three-year period.

BPAS has also recently defended gendercide, the practice of aborting babies simply because they were girls, and argue against any term limits for abortion.

The Assembly is also hearing from the Guttmacher Institute –formerly an arm of Planned Parenthood, the world’s largest abortion provider.

“These people are abortion extremists, they believe the baby has no rights, and their views are not shared by the vast majority of Irish people, yet the Assembly has clearly chosen them because they want abortion presented in the best possible light,” Ms. Uí Bhriain said She also said that the Life Institute’s door-to-door canvass was showing that people were increasingly tired of media bias and of the one-sided nature of the abortion debate.

“The Assembly is losing all credibility amongst ordinary people, and they only have themselves to blame for bringing abortionists and extremists to address the meeting in the guise of neutral experts.” she concluded.

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