Friday 25 July 2008

UN body criticises Ireland on abortion

The United Nations' human rights committee says it is concerned about the restrictive nature of Ireland's abortion law and wants more of what it calls progress in this area. [Irish Times] Progress, for many UN agencies, involves eroding the rights of the unborn even though the Convention on the Rights of the Child defends them. Pat Buckley (pictured) of European Life Network in Dublin says the committee is exceeding its brief and following its own agenda. He blogs on the matter today.