The Today Show with Sean O'Rourke featured the Friday Gathering on December 15 2017. Examining the recommendations of the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment were Bernard Durkan, Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Rónán Mullen, Independent Senator, Alison O’Connor, Political Columnist with the Irish Examiner, and Maria Steen, of the IONA Institute. The debate on abortion starts about two minutes into the podcast.
The Oireachtas abortion committee proposals would permit abortion for any reason up to 12 weeks (which is when 90pc of abortions take place). - The proposals would also permit abortion after that and right up to birth for reasons of 'physical or mental health'. The vast majority of Britain's 200,000 abortions per annum take place on the mental health ground.
The Oireachtas Committee proposal is an outrageous attack on the life of the unborn child. A referendum based on these proposals will take place in May of 2018. The media is overwhelmingly pro- abortion and will do everything in its power to topple the Eight Amendment which protects the life of the unborn child.