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Distribution of fake Women’s Aid leaflets by anti-abortion group ‘disgusting’ – O’Reilly

23 May, 2018 - by Louise O'Reilly TD

Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Louise O’Reilly TD has branded as “disgusting” the distribution of fake leaflets which mimic Women’s Aid leaflets in colour and ribbon logo by an anti-abortion group.

Teachta O’Reilly said:

“The Women’s Aid charity does unbelievable work across the state to stop domestic violence against women, and for the anti-abortion group called Protect Women Protect the 8th to circulate leaflets mimicking the Women’s Aid ribbon logo and colouring to push their own anti-abortion agenda is disgusting.

“The claims in the leaflets are designed to confuse those who read them into believing the Eighth Amendment should be retained and makes claims such as women ‘depend on’ the Eighth Amendment to prevent them from being forced into terminations by their partners.

“The leaflets distributed by the group mimicked Women’s Aid colours, purple and white, and included the International Women’s Day ribbon.

“Incidents like this show how those on the No side seek to sow disinformation. They are not interested in addressing the facts because, in a debate on the facts, they lose the argument.

“We on the Yes side will stick to the facts because the evidence and the facts show that the Eighth Amendment must to be repealed.” 

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