Irish pro-life group insists abortion on demand is likely :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Dublin, Ireland, Nov 29, 2012 / 02:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).-

An Irish pro-life group has reiterated its opposition to proposed new regulations or laws on abortion, warning that these would effectively allow “abortion on demand.”

“All of the options, basically, allow abortion in one way or other,” Ide Nic Athuna, a spokeswoman for the Irish pro-life group Youth Defence, told CNA Nov. 28.

“These allow for the deliberate abortion procedure, which is the intentional killing of an unborn child. So that’s what we’re faced with now.”

In December 2010 the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Ireland needed to clarify the legal status of abortion, in line with a 1992 Irish Supreme Court decision that held it is permissible to save the life of a pregnant woman.

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