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Oireachtas Committee on 8th Amendment “a propaganda exercise”

13/Oct/2017

By Sarah Mac Donald

Expert witnesses before Committee include abortion-campaigning group, Center for Reproductive Rights, which has been fundraising online in the US to overturn Ireland's pro-life laws.

Senator Rónán Mullen and Mattie McGrath TD outside the Dail speaking to the media Pic John Mc Elroy.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath and Independent Senator Rónán Mullen have accused the Oireachtas Committee on the 8th Amendment of being “a propaganda exercise in favour of abortion”.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the two Oireachtas members said news that witnesses due before the Oireachtas Committee are also actively fundraising to change Ireland’s abortion laws showed “how skewed in favour of abortion the Committee’s work has become”.

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