Google Undermine Pro-Life Campaign in Ireland
The battle for the 8th Amendment in Ireland (which protects the right to life of mother and child in the Irish Constitution) has entered its final stages with the referendum taking place on the 25th May and now internet giants Google and Facebook are severely limiting the pro-life movement in Ireland.
Facebook has decided to ban all foreign based adverts in regard to the 8th Amendment, although it could be argued that this exists in accord with Irish regulation which severely limits foreign funding for political campaigns within Ireland.
However, Google have taken the radical step of stopping all advertising in regard to the 8th Amendment which severely restricts the public presence of the pro-life movement in Ireland. As veteran pro-lifer and Senator Ronan Mullen has said: “The pro-eighth amendment campaign saw social media as a corrective to what they see as a bias or an imbalance in the mainstream media against them.”
This referendum will determine if Ireland will permit abortion or not – whether Ireland will permit the intentional destruction of human life at its most vulnerable point; whether Ireland will permit a procedure known to have severe long-lasting effects on those who undergo it.
Google’s decision to prevent political advertising is a gift to the pro-abortion side of this debate as they dominate traditional forms of media.
Please sign this petition to the managing director of Google UK and Ireland, Ronan Harris, urging Google to rescind this decision which unfairly impacts upon those promoting the pro-life agenda.