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.
It has been a shameful week for abortion campaigners, whose reprehensible actions have made it crystal clear to the public just how extreme, nasty, and intimidating many of them are. The thuggish behaviour of People Before Profit activists, and reports that staff at a hotel received threats - and even death threats - because they provided a venue for an event addressed by pro-life rape survivors, has been met with a storm of criticism online.
From the Independent, through the Journal and even the University Times, there was widespread condemnation in the comments sections of the papers regarding attempts to silence rape survivors and shut down free speech.
Pro-life activists have described the illegal use of an altar in a Catholic church in Dublin to stage abortion campaign photos as a "new low" for abortion campaigners, who are increasingly showing an "extreme intolerance" towards people of faith or anyone that disagrees with them.
The Life Institute has accused the United Nations of pushing the Irish government to act illegally, after the State was encouraged in a recent hearing to take measures to encourage the public to vote Yes in a ‘repeal the 8th’ referendum. The comments were made as Ireland appeared before the monitoring body of the United Nations Committee Against Torture on Thursday, July 27th. The Committee is chaired by a Danish doctor and includes members from countries where human rights abuses are rife such as China. Denmark has recently said it will be ‘Down Syndrome’ free in the near future with almost all babies with the condition being aborted before birth.