LoveBoth campaign blast Minister's attendance at Amnesty repeal campaign launch

The LoveBoth campaign has this evening dubbed as 'appalling' the Minister for Health's attendance at the launch of Amnesty Ireland’s campaign for repeal of the 8thAmendment.

Commenting on Minister Harris’ attendance at the launch this afternoon, Cora Sherlock of the LoveBoth campaign said Minister Harris was fully aware that Amnesty Ireland received large sums of money from the George Soros’ Foundation.

"Receiving money from abroad for political purposes is prohibited by the Electoral Acts and 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.”

Cora Sherlock

- Digital Desk

More on this topic

#RepealThe8th tops trending topics on Twitter in 2018

Abortion: Wait rather than risk a tragedy

Health committee rejects abortion legislation amendments by pro-life TDs

Health Committee to continue debate on abortion legislation

More in this Section

Man, 40s, dies after road collision in Co Cork

No winner of tonight's EuroMillions jackpot worth €17m

Noonan: Irish exporters will be 'able to cope' under no-deal Brexit

Brexit Q&A: What have they done this time?


Debate: Should you drink in front of your children?

Interiors profile: Senior Designer at DFS Rob Ellis

Are you drinking out of the right wine glass?

Tempted to renovate your home? TV’s Kunle Barker shares 4 top tips for getting started

More From The Irish Examiner