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Pro-Life march: 'Media bias on abortion has reached a point we cannot ignore'

The Pro-Life Campaign maintains that, in the space of a single fortnight, Irish newspapers ran 33 articles that were ‘pro-choice’.

A LARGE-SCALE rally was held outside the gates of the Dáil this evening by groups associated with the Pro-Life Campaign in Ireland.

Organisers say it was held to challenge a pro-abortion bias within the media.

The Pro-Life Campaign maintains that, in the space of a single fortnight, Irish newspapers ran 33 articles characterised by the group as being ‘pro-choice’

Only one article in that period was ‘pro-life’ they contend.

“The decision to hold this evening’s event was not taken lightly. But media bias on abortion has reached a point where we simply cannot afford to ignore what is going on any longer,” campaigner Cora Sherlock told the crowd.

“There has been a tendency on the part of everyone inside and outside of politics to tip-toe around the issue rather than talk about it out in the open.

“That’s not a healthy way to approach such a serious matter in a democracy. The public are being continually deprived of the opportunity to hear the case against abortion.

The fortnight examined was in December of last year but “could have been any fortnight that the abortion issue is in the news,” Sherlock said.

It just happens that a particular fortnight last December was chosen to gauge the extent of the bias.

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