Dr Eoghan de Faoite joined maternal health experts at a United Nations event in New York last Wednesday to offer evidence that abortion is not medically necessary to promote women’s health and can actually harm women instead.
Niamh Uí Bhriain had a great letter in the Irish Times this week, calling out the UN’s support for abortion and asking why the same commentators who were slamming Saudi Arabia’s appointment to a UN women’s rights committee wouldn’t now admit the UN was a farce.
Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Life Institute said that the case had been brought before the United Nations by the US-based Centre for Reproductive Rights, a massively wealthy pro-abortion outfit who were persistently attacking Ireland’s pro-life laws. She said the UN Committee ruling contradicted international human rights law, and trampled on the rights of people with disabilities.
A member of the EU Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality has criticised the decision of the Committee to exclude any pro-life views from a Dublin meeting of the Committee in European Parliament offices where abortion campaigners have been invited to make their views heard. Polish MEP, Ms Jadwiga Wiśniewska, a member of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, had asked that the pro-life group, Life Institute, be invited to the meeting in Dublin “to balance the meeting which for the moment seems dominated by the political agenda of one side”. However, the Committee refused to include any organisations opposing abortion in its consultation, although the Abortion Rights Campaign and the National Women’s Council have been asked to take part.
A member of the EU Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality has criticised the decision of the Committee to exclude any pro-life views from a Dublin meeting of the Committee in European Parliament offices where abortion campaigners have been invited to make their views heard.
The support group Every Life Counts took their campaign to end the phrase ‘incompatible with life’ to the UN last week. You can see their members outline the importance of the campaign at the media links below and read their statement on the conference. Support for the campaign appears to be building globally.
Irish families will travel to Geneva on Wednesday to launch a major global initiative to stop lethal and discriminatory language being used regarding unborn children with disabilities. Language such as the phrase 'incompatible with life' is causing "lethal discrimination against children diagnosed with severe disabilities, both before and after birth", a conference hosted by the families at the United Nations in Geneva will hear.
Irish MEPS have been urged to speak out against a decision by the EU Commission to ignore a European Citizen's Initiative petition which gathered support from 1.8 million EU citizens. The Life Institute said that the EU Commission's decision was "a clear example of the undemocratic nature of EU decision-making which had caused so many voters to express their dissatisfaction with the European project in the last election."