This morning.

Belvedere Place, Dublin 1.

Slightly misleading Pro Life campaign poster as – mentioned last week – up to 40 per cent of women choose not to be screened for Down Syndrome.

Earlier: Dan Boyle: And We’re Off

Last week; Choice Operates Both Ways


40 thoughts on “Poster Boy

  1. Rugbyfan

    this is going to be a very emotional time with a lot of incorrect info form people who are using angles to drive their own beliefs.

    1. Paddy at the Howth Summit

      But enough about the Saint Michaels College vs Terenure College SCT rugby bust up in Donnybrook….

  2. Paddy at the Howth Summit

    I wonder did that child give his consent for his image to be used that way?

    Here we go ahead – the tactics of fear. Both sides will be at it.

        1. newsjustin

          Wasn’t that a case of models agreeing to model and then getting upset when their stock photos are used by people they don’t happen to agree with? That’s no one’s fault but their own.

        2. Rob_G

          In fairness to the anti-same-sex marriage folks: they paid money for a stock image, they are entitled to use in whatever poster they like.

          1. DeSelby

            Buying a royalty free stock image does not entitle you to use as you please. Conditions of usage apply.

            This is why the pro-life campaign got into trouble before. Political usage has restrictions.

    1. missred

      I heard it’s the kid of someone involved in the campaign and not a stock photo. They gave permission, though the child obviously can’t and is too young to understand what is going on.

          1. Janet, I ate my Avatar

            the Irish cops are like midget cuddely fools compared to French cops
            # anarchy or something

      1. Donk

        Referendum on the use of posters in the upcoming repeal the 8th referendum is the only sensible option here…obvs a few poster usage committees too

  3. Martco

    personally I think everyone should view this referendum when boiled down is a war of ideologies…in the lead up it will descend into shouting & downright insulting & hateful behaviour. make no mistake it is a polarised situation & there will be worse than this poster wait & see

    personally I am insulted at the use of Down Syndrome to support an argument in this way BUT I’m crystal clear on why it’s being done & reassured in the knowledge that the ONLY thing that matters is my vote which in my case will be for repeal.

    my advice is & especially to any younger readers of BS…if you are interested in repealing the 8th make certain to get out & vote! hail rain shine man or lady flu….whatever the situation make sure you are registered to vote properly and ensure you get your arse to your polling station and vote!

    there’s much much worse than that poster to come trying to confuse opinions & the thought process I can assure you BUT your vote is the ONLY thing that matters!

  4. The Ghost of Starina

    sooooo…the anti-choice brigade starting off with no gloves on. Guess we know what kind of referendum this will be.

    1. newsjustin

      Serious question Starina – is there any pro-life message/delivery that you would find acceptable? Any pro-life argument that you would perhaps disagree with but say “fair enough”?

  5. Inquistor

    According to the whois record it seems the url is registered to one David Manly of some pro-life lobby group. And was registered as far back as 29th October 2015. (They have been preparing for this for some time!). Also I see the ASAI have a notice up saying that can’t do squat about posters on the 8th amendment unless is has a commercial angle. Does listing a website that has no landing page count?

    1. newsjustin

      “They have been preparing for this for some time!”

      Because some people have been planning to remove 40.3.3 for some time.

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