Case Attempting to Force Ireland to Legalize Abortion to be Heard in European Court of Human Rights

By Hilary WhiteDUBLIN, July 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A suit brought by an Irish abortion lobby group to demand that the Republic of Ireland drop its legal protections for unborn children will be heard in the European Court of Human Rights. The Ireland Family Planning Association (IFPA) has…

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Curious.

In Vo v’s France, the Court ruled (in 2005, if I remember) that it had no jurisdiction over abortion which was purely a matter for the individual member states (kind of opposite position to that in the US).

Perhaps lifesitenews might have waited to fulminate about the evilness of the Court until it makes a decision on this particular case?

I’m not sure how things are over where you are, but in the US its not unusual for news organizations to run with a story about a legal case if there is a reasonable chance the case will succeed.

Of course, LifeSite is partially a news organization and partially an advocacy group, so it has an interest in promoting public awareness of this case.

Well, of course, all news in Europe is heavily censored by the Liberal Marxist Elite of people like Rupert Murdoch and Silvio Berlusconi, so we know nothing.

Of course, LifeSite is partially a news organization and partially an advocacy group, so it has an interest in promoting public awareness of this case.

Rather quick on the ‘Outrage!!! Horror!!!’ trigger, I tend to think.

erm… well, it is LifeSite, after all. :o

Just a few comments on this:

The European Court of Human Rights is an organ of the Council of Europe coe.int/T/e/Com/about_coe/ not of the European Union. The European Union is not a party to the European Convention on Human Rights and has no role in the administration of the European Court of Human Rights.

Ireland’s prohibition on abortion is primarily Constitutional: it can only be changed by the will of the people in referendum.

In 1992 Ireland negotiated a Protocol on abortion in the Maastricht Treaty (an EU treaty) which gives explicit protection to the right of the Irish people to decide their national laws on the right to life. Since then, the EU institutions have respected Ireland’s position and have never challenged the applicability of the Protocol.

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Nice one!

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