28th May 2021
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In this issue:
READ: Super turnout for Be Counted event on Tuesday evening (#11)
READ: Latest developments on RTÉ bias (#1)
READ: Fighting for Life- Lila Rose’s new book (#3)
READ: Mum says it was “torture” watching her baby die 10 hours after he survived an abortion (#4)
REGISTER NOW: for PLC Network Workshop Series on Roadmap to lodging complaints and the BAI – Wednedsday 2nd June (#plc1)
ACTION ALERT: The Pro Life Campaign needs YOU! - Please take our Change Begins With You! Survey (#cby)
APPLY NOW: Virtual Internship with the PLC (#7)
Super turnout for Be Counted event on Tuesday evening ()
A huge thanks to everyone who joined us live on Tuesday evening for the ‘Be-Counted’ event to recognise and remember the lives lost through abortion on the 3rd Anniversary of the abortion referendum.
It was amazing that more than 1300 homes joined in for the event and we are extremely grateful to all the public figures and pro-life volunteers who contributed to the proceedings, and for their powerful messages of hope and resolve for the future.
Even though it’s a very sad occasion, marking the anniversary of the referendum is an important thing to do.
We will never forget the babies who have lost their lives through abortion or the women who regret their abortion and feel betrayed by the rhetoric of “choice”.
As the event on Tuesday evening showed, occasions like this are also an opportunity to come together in a positive way and recommit to working together to rebuild a culture of life in Ireland.
If you missed the half-hour event and wish to view it, click here ([link removed]) .
To view a slideshow of some of the people who attended the event, click here ([link removed])
Latest developments on RTÉ bias ()
RTÉ’s latest run of biased coverage on abortion continued in recent days. In the past fortnight alone, RTÉ Radio 1 gave pro-abortion spokespeople 38.17 minutes to push their point of view, and just a paltry 2.09 minutes to the pro-life side.
Moreover, on 25^th May, RTÉ News featured a report multiple times over the course of the day that was completely skewed in favour of the pro-abortion position.
In addition to the news coverage, the most recent offending programmes on RTÉ Radio 1 were: Today With Claire Byrne (10.5.21), Sunday with Marian (16.5.21), Drivetime (18.5.21) and Morning Ireland (25.5.21).
As evidenced by all that has happened, RTÉ are back at their old game of attempting to hardwire a settled narrative on abortion into the minds of the Irish public. As the country’s taxpayer funded national broadcaster, their responsibility is to act as an impartial referee on issues being debated, not push their own personal ideological agendas.
This week, while all the biased coverage on abortion was taking place, RTÉ was simultaneously running a propaganda ad campaign (on multiple platforms at taxpayers’ expense) about RTÉ’s continued commitment to truth and integrity in reporting the news!
As pro-life supporters, RTÉ does not deserve our trust. They have jettisoned all journalistic integrity when it comes to the issue of abortion. Our response must be to challenge them every step of the way and refuse to be placated by the odd pro-life reference here and there in their reportage.
It’s impossible to have an honest public debate on abortion given the way RTÉ currently behaves. While it was encouraging to see the issue of RTÉ bias being raised recently by several Oireachtas members, it’s critically important that they keep up the pressure and that as pro-life volunteers we add our voices to the calls demanding change in RTÉ.
If you haven’t already done so, please sign the instant e-card below asking the Director General of RTÉ to explain and justify expecting pro-life people to continue paying the TV licence given the station’s shockingly biased coverage on abortion.
After you have signed the e-card, SPREAD THE WORD to friends and family to do likewise.
Take a stand against RTÉ bias - sign the instant e-card here ([link removed])
Fighting for Life- Lila Rose’s new book ()
In her terrific new book Fighting for Life, Live Action founder Lila Rose says transformation begins with heartbreak—with seeing the injustices around you and allowing that suffering to light a fire in your soul. In this book, she shares raw, intimate and inspirational stories from both her personal journey and pro-life activism.
You can purchase copies of Lila’s book here ([link removed])
Mum says it was “torture” watching her baby die 10 hours after he survived an abortion ()
A mum has told of her devastation after her baby boy was born alive after an abortion at 18 weeks - and lived for ten hours.
Loran Denison, 27, from Lancashire, was pregnant with her fourth child, when a test at 15 weeks revealed he had Edwards' syndrome.
She decided to opt for an abortion after being told her son was unlikely to be born alive.
She took the pills given to her and returned to hospital to be induced at 18 weeks and four days - but was astonished when her son was born breathing and alive.
She describes as “torture” the experience of watching her baby die. She said: “I’m glad I had that bit of time with him, but it also made the situation much harder.
“I thought I had done the hard bit when I made the difficult decision to have an abortion, but now it feels ten times worse.
“I just want other mums to know in case this happens to them. I had to watch his heartbeat getting slower and watch his life draining out of him. You just want to keep your children alive. It was like torture.”
The Irish media specialises in keeping horrific stories like this hidden from the public. On the rare occasions that they receive coverage, the media manage them in a way that ensures they don’t get a chance to influence the debate on abortion in any way. It’s another reason why exposing media bias and corruption is such an important task for us to continue to focus on.
Register now for our PLC Network Workshop Series on Roadmap to lodging complaints and the BAI – Wednedsday 2nd June ()
Register Now for PLC Network Workshop Series
The Topic is Roadmap to lodging complaints and the BAI – Wednedsday 2nd June, 7.30PM – 8.30PM.
Our workshop series invites volunteers to share their knowledge, develop skills and receive futher education and training on right to life issues.
The event is free but participation is limited to 20 people.
Register here ([link removed])
The Pro Life Campaign Needs YOU! - Please take our Change Begins With You! Survey ()
The Pro Life Campaign needs you! Your skills, knowledge and commitment can help us to work towards a brighter future.
Please take a moment to fill in our survey and remember - Change Begins With YOU!
Survey Link Here ([link removed])
The aim of this campaign is to encourage people to get involved with the PLC. We really need your help with this.
We are looking for some motivational videos and pictures. If you could take a few minutes today or tomorrow to do any of the following this would really help make a difference
- TAKE A SHORT VIDEO of yourself (20 Seconds max) telling people why you are pro-life or your favourite pro-life quote and encouraging other people to get involved - finish with the words "Change begins with you"
- TAKE A SELFIE of yourself holding up a homemade sign with the words "Change begins with You!"
Would you like to experience working with a pro-active Human Rights organisation?
If you would like, APPLY HERE ([link removed]) to our exciting virtual intern programme for students!
Participants on the programme will have an opportunity to network with other young people and develop skills in advocacy, campaign management and project planning.
Internships run for one-week periods and are suitable for second level (Transition year or older) and third level students.
Each intern will do 4 hours supervised work each day and will be working on areas such as social media, contact with members of the movement nationwide, project planning and contributing to support work for women and their babies.
Internships are not paid, however expenses will be covered.
If you or a family member is interested, please complete the below form and we will be in touch with you presently. Placements are subject to availability.
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