The Life Institute has called on the Coroner at the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar to hear from neutral expert obstetric witnesses on the impact of Irish law on necessary terminations of pregnancy, in order to ensure a balanced view is heard.
Save the 8th issued the following statement in response to comments by Simon Coveney, the Tánaiste, this morning: “Simon Coveney’s confusion on what repeal could mean for the rights of the unborn shows that voters can have no confidence in the Government’s promises. When senior members of the Government are talking about future changes to legislation that has not even been published yet, it demonstrates that promises of restraint, or respect for the rights of the unborn, are worthless.
The Life Institute has described the Oireachtas Committee on the 8th Amendment, with a few honourable exceptions, as a “lynch mob who have deliberately ignored the humanity of the preborn child and the full evidence about abortion”, and vowed to ensure that the “extreme and cruel recommendations of the Committee would be rejected by the people”.
The Life Institute has said that recommendations to legalise abortion issued in the report of the Oireachtas Committee today were both “cruel and extreme” and would be rejected by the Irish people in the upcoming referendum.
The Life Institute has hit out at Canadian Prime Minister's after he called for Ireland to legalise abortion, saying that "Justin Trudeau should instead move to repeal Canada's disgusting and inhumane abortion laws which permit abortion until birth and fail to protect babies who have survived abortion."
The Life Institute has welcomed a further fall in the number of Irish women travelling to Britain for abortion, as figures released by the British Department of Health showed those figures declining again - from 3,451 in 2015 to 3,265 in 2016.
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 it was confident of winning a referendum on the 8th, after it’s door-to-door outreach took a major step forward yesterday on National Life Canvass Day , reaching almost 15,000 people in one day.
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.
A leading pro-life organisation has said that a second poll on abortion for the Irish Times in four months has showed that the efforts of the Repeal the 8th coalition had failed, and that it was clear that a significant majority of Irish people saw abortion as a bad thing.