The LoveBoth Project has said that it is appalled that the Minister for Health today attended the launch of Amnesty Ireland’s campaign for repeal of the 8thAmendment.

Commenting on Minister Harris’ attendance at the launch, Cora Sherlock of the LoveBoth Project said: “Minister Harris is fully aware that Amnesty Ireland received large sums of money from billionaire George Soros’ Foundation. Receiving money from abroad for political purposes is prohibited by the Electoral Acts. It is wholly unacceptable for the Minister for Health to be campaigning with an organisation that is currently involved in a court case with the elections regulator SIPO regarding the receipt of foreign money.”

“The Minister for Health has never challenged Amnesty Ireland on the interference by a foreign billionaire in our democracy. Yet he saw fit today to walk through Moore Street with Amnesty Ireland campaigning for abortion.”