Allegation of funds pumped into Ireland to void the people’s Eighth Amendment of the Constitution.
Sligo News File
There’s apparently a convergence of outside bodies muscling in on Ireland in a bid to bring down the Eighth Amendment, a measure which the people inserted in the Constitution to protect the lives of Irish children in the womb.
Reports of out-of-country fund raising campaigns are said to be coming to light as are accounts of huge donations directly to pro-abortion bodies here.
Separately, a report in today’s Irish Independent alleges that a British headquartered newspaper, the UK Times, Ireland Edition, is using Facebook data to influence the result of the upcoming abortion referendum.
The ‘paper reports that the pro-life side of the abortion campaign “has frequently accused ‘The Times, Ireland Edition’ of being biased in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment.”
They reference a recent pro-choice story in ‘The Sunday Times’ headlined: “HSE used Eighth to try and force me to have a caesarean” which they say has been appearing as a
sponsored post from the paper in Facebook users’ feeds.
Pro-Life campaigner John McGuirk is stated to have claimed that ‘The Times’ was “targeting a news story at women who might be voting No on #repealthe8th” and outlined a theory arguing that they were “actively campaigning for a yes vote.”
The claim, states the Independent’ has been rejected as “not true” by Richie Oakley, Editor of ‘The Times, Ireland Edition,’