Anti-abortion group targets hospitals with extreme imagery

Irish Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform linked to US organisation

Staff at the Rotunda Hospital called gardaí after anti-abortion protestors appeared outside the hospital. File photograph: David Sleator

Staff at the Rotunda Hospital called gardaí after anti-abortion protestors appeared outside the hospital. File photograph: David Sleator

An anti-abortion group that uses extreme imagery as a deliberate shock tactic has targeted Dublin’s three maternity hospitals with banner-style pictures of dismembered foetuses.

One hospital, the Rotunda, called the gardaí. A senior nurse from another, the National Maternity Hospital (NMH), remonstrated with members of the group, telling them: “Go away. You are disgusting.”

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