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November 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) — Despite huge advance media publicity, almost no-one turned up to use an ‘abortion-pill bus’ which made a much-vaunted two-day tour around Ireland and which was widely ignored save for the support of journalists and rent-a-crowd abortion campaigners.

In Galway, pro-life protesters, who carried signs saying ‘abortion pills kill’ outnumbered the handful of pro-abortion extremists whose posturing as law-breakers and radical activists turned out to be little more than a damp squib. The abortion bus has threatened to make the abortion pill available on the bus, despite having no doctor present, but then backtracked by saying that they would, in fact, link Irish women to the Women on Web organisation via Skype.

In Limerick there were almost three times as many pro-life activists as pro-abortion campaigners, while pro-life activists in Cork told the bus to ‘go home’ as it was ‘not welcome in Cork’.  


The ‘abortion-pill bus’ was sharply criticised by the Life Institute who said that it was ‘deeply shocking’ to see that abortion activists appeared to be playing ‘fast and loose’ with women’s lives. 

Abortion activist and left-wing politician, Ruth Coppinger, was told on national radio that Dr Sam Coulter Smith, the Master of the Rotunda Maternity Hospital, the largest maternity hospital in Ireland, had said that incorrect administration of the drug could lead to perforation of the uterus, and warned that this had caused women to die. But Ms Coppinger refused to call a halt to the abortion pill campaign.

“It is disturbing to see that abortion campaigners are so careless with safeguarding women’s lives,” said Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Life Institute. “Sadly, for many abortion extremists, this is about an ideology and not about actually helping women.”

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Deputy Coppinger complained bitterly to the media that the abortion bus was met in Cork with signs saying ‘Abortion is Murder’. Niamh Uí Bhriain said that abortion activists could not support abortion and then try to censor or deny the reality of what abortion involved: the deliberate taking of a baby’s life. 

 Ms Uí Bhriain said that the ‘abortion bus’ was a cheap publicity stunt but that it was deeply shocking that a TD would take part in an initiative that could lead to a woman to lose her life. 

She added that the number of Irish women travelling for abortions had fallen significantly – by 45% since 2011 – and that Ireland had a low abortion rate: 5% in contrast to 20% in Britain.

 “It’s a real shame to see that so-called women’s rights advocates cannot welcome this positive progress, and seem determined instead to push abortion pills and endanger women’s lives instead,” she said.