Youth Defence to run anti-stem cell adverts

“The anti-abortion group Youth Defence says it plans to stage a €60,000 advertising and information campaign opposing embryonic stem-cell research at University College Cork (UCC). ‘We have already got a great response from students and alumni of UCC,’ said Eoghan de Faoite of Youth Defence. ‘Some alumni have even offered to hand back their degrees to the university in protest.’ Last November, UCC became the first third-level institution in the Republic to effectively allow embryonic stem-cell research …” (more)

[Michael O’Regan, Irish Times, 10 February]

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