2 November 2013
The pro-life group Youth Defence has slammed the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) for "gross interference" in Ireland's affairs, after the abortion providers ran an advert in the Irish Times pushing for abortion to be made legal in Ireland.
Spokeswoman Clare Molloy said that the advert was a "callous and distasteful bid to drum up business in Ireland" and that, while the BPAS might try to dress it up otherwise, "the agency was in the business of killing unborn children for profit". She said it was very likely that, since the numbers of Irish women travelling to abortion clinics were falling, BPAS was seeking to extend its business to make a bigger market available in this country.
BPAS had recently caused huge controversy in Britain for supporting gendercide - aborting babies simply because they were girls. "In view of that support for gendercide, this advert, which claims they want to care for women, is deeply ironic," said Ms Molloy. "Abortion is a medieval solution to a crisis pregnancy, and we can do better for our mothers and babies than abortion," she added. "Our abortion rates are falling because we're offering better solutions Also commenting, Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Life Institute said that BPAS clearly had a "very poor grasp of cultural and historical sensitivities in Ireland, if they think that the public will support a British abortion agency interfering in Ireland's laws."
"Most people who've contacted us have pointed out British interference in Ireland's laws is not welcome, and that we have had quite enough of that interference historically," she said. "BPAS has a ideology which supports abortion on demand until birth - something that is repugnant to most Irish people," she concluded.
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