Reacting to tweets by Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Lisa Chambers TD criticising newly unveiled posters from the LoveBoth Campaign, Cora Sherlock stated:

“Over the last 24 hours our volunteers have put up new posters across Ireland showing parents with their children who have Down Syndrome together with certified statistics from the NHS in England that over 90% of unborn babies detected to have Down Syndrome are aborted. This fact seems to have upset politicians Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Lisa Chambers, and so it should because abortion on demand has a horrendous impact on the Down Syndrome community. Pro-repeal campaigners do not want to address the fact that in countries that have allowed for abortion without restriction there has been massive levels of abortions of unborn babies with Down Syndrome. Simon Harris’s abortion plan for Ireland contains no restrictions preventing abortion for Down Syndrome.”

She continued: “We cannot deny the fact that in countries like Britain, once Down Syndrome is detected in the pregnancy the abortion rate is over 90%. Indeed, three obstetricians, Dr Peter Boylan, Dr Rhona Mahony and Dr Fergal Malone all confirmed on the radio last week that Down Syndrome can be detected as early as 10 weeks with 99% accuracy.”

Cora Sherlock concluded: “The fake outrage by Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Lisa Chambers is another sign of the reluctance of those pushing for repeal to address this issue in any serious way. These politicians, and others like them, would be better off criticising the legislation proposed by this government which would allow abortion on demand up to 12 weeks and up to 24 weeks on vague mental health grounds. The only way to protect unborn babies with Down Syndrome is to vote no on the 25th of May.”

LoveBoth has been listening to parents of children with disabilities and to families with children who have Down Syndrome. This campaign is just supporting them and giving them a voice.