Read below the following program titles to find out more about them: 1) Life Is Precious – telling the stories of Irish families who have received the devastating news of a poor perinatal prognosis for their developing child – and chose life ; and, 2) Investigative Research – discovering the spending links between the state and agencies which promote abortion.
Life Is Precious
Impact: The work of Life Is Precious is to help the public understand that every unborn child, including those with severe life-limiting disorders which are diagnosed before birth (like Edward’s Syndrome, Anencephaly, Trisomy 13 and Trisomy 18), deserves to live for as much time as God allows, even if it is only for a short time.
Brief Description: Unfortunately, in the last eight months, this issue has been used by abortion promoters in Ireland to try to advance their agenda. In spite of the fact that these children currently have protection, abortion advocates want to take that protection away.
In Ireland, 90% of parents who learn that their unborn child has a potentially severe life-limiting disorder actually CHOOSE LIFE for their unborn children. In the United States, the exact opposite is true – 90% choose to abort these babies. We would like to help Americans understand and emulate the Irish model.
To so, a website needs to be developed and then advertised to allow Irish families share with the world their experiences – the trials and the joys – of giving LIFE to these most vulnerable children.
Investigative research into best practice in pregnancy counseling
Brief Description: This project involves research to answer the following questions: Are tax-payer funded counseling services in Ireland best serving women with unexpected pregnancies? How much are these agencies actually receiving in taxpayer funds – compared to those in the U.S. and Britain? And what are the links between these agencies and abortion providers in other jurisdictions – particularly looking at those in the U.S. and Britain.
Initial investigations show that at least one abortion agency receives more than 55% of all its income from the Irish government. They receive this funding to provide what is termed “non-directive” counseling. Available accounts from women indicate that the process is skewed in favor of abortion, that their doubts and concerns were ignored and swept aside, and that this supposedly non-directive counseling is effectively selling abortion.
The research undertaken will gather data on the government funding provided, women’s experiences in using these taxpayer-funded services, flaws in the so- called non-directive counseling process, effectiveness of related taxpayer funds expenditures, and links between counseling agencies and abortion providers. Comparisons of the Irish, U.S. and British models will be made, and the results published and disseminated in Ireland, the U.S. and Britain.