The Life Institute has said that the media is failing to question the obvious biases and flaws in a new study, which was funded and researched by abortion campaigners and abortionists, and which claims that using abortion pills without medical supervision is safe and effective.
The Life Institute has said that pro-abortion activists travelling the country looking to tout abortion pills are acting like drug pushers, and that their disregard for the lives of women and babies was callous, reckless and reprehensible. Spokeswoman Niamh Uí Bhriain said that senior medical experts had advised that taking abortion pills in an unsupervised setting could kill women, and the abortion bus activists clearly had a reckless disregard for women's lives. That they had no regard for the lives of vulnerable babies was "shocking but unsurprising" she said.
Despite huge advance media publicity, only journalists and rent-a-crowd abortion campaigners turned up to meet the abortion pill bus in Galway and Limerick. Pro-life protesters, who carried signs saying ‘abortion pills kill’ outnumbered the handful of pro-abortion extremists whose much-flaunted posturing as law-breakers turned out to be little more than a damp squib. In Limerick there were almost three times as many pro-life activists, while activists in Cork told the bus to ‘go home’ as it was ‘not welcome in Cork’. Hear Valerie O’Connor on Red FM here: http://mm.gmstatic.net.s3.amazonaws.com/157/684707.mp3
The Life Institute has said that it is ‘deeply shocking’ to see that abortion activists who plan to make access to illegal abortion pills available on a bus touring the country appear to be playing ‘fast and loose’ with women’s lives. Today, Ruth Coppinger TD said that the abortion bus would ensure that women in Ireland could avail of the abortion pill by meeting the bus – but she admitted that no doctor would be present on the bus, and was dismissive of warnings from senior medical experts who warned that unsupervised use of the abortion pill could result in the death of the woman.
Abortion campaigners, including two political researchers in Leinster House, along with the Chair of Labour Women and a member of the board of the Irish Family Planning Association, were part of a Google discussion group which opened a thread discussing illegally importing abortion pills to force a change in the law.
Youth Defence will stage a protest outside the French Embassy, 34 Ailsbury Road, on Monday, 21 June 1993 to coincide with other protests around the world aimed at preventing the export of the French death pill - RU486 to the USA and other countries.