Irish Times to discontinue using ‘pro-life’ label but ‘pro-choice’ is fine

Irish Times to discontinue using ‘pro-life’ label but ‘pro-choice’ is fine

Pro-life advocates in Ireland have had enough of the Irish Times carrying water for the abortion movement. The newspaper, they said, have crossed a line in a recent editorial in which the paper said it would no longer use the term “pro-life” to describe those fighting the country’s legalization of abortion.

The editorial read, “While this paper, for example, does not allow the use by our reporters in the context of reporting the abortion debate of the loaded term ‘pro-life’ as a news description, the expression may be quoted from others or used by opinion writers.”

Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Life Institute told LifeSiteNews that the admission was “shocking but not surprising.” “The newspaper has long been a champion of legalized abortion and is seen as an active and vociferous element of the pro-abortion movement,” she said.

“Its reporting on abortion has always skewed in favour of abortion; anything that portrays abortion in a negative light is largely ignored, and it devotes considerable time and energy to making false or empty charges against pro-life groups.”

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