Former MEP Kathy Sinnott on hunger strike outside the Dáil

Former MEP Kathy Sinnott on hunger strike outside the Dáil
Former MEP Kathy Sinnott who is on day 18 of a hunger strike demanding that the Oireachtas Committee on Abortion watch a video of an abortion outside Leinster House. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

FORMER Cork-based MEP Kathy Sinnott has entered her 18th day of a hunger strike outside the Dáil against abortion.

Ms Sinnott wants the Oireachtas committee considering the Eighth Amendment to watch a video of an abortion.

Posting on the White Flag Movement’s Facebook page, Ms Sinnot said that she wanted the hunger strike to end soon.

“Will they watch the video of how a child is killed? I don’t know. I am starting to feel the effects of not eating for so long, so hopefully, it might be over tomorrow.

“Please stay strong in this fight, we need everyone to speak out on this issue and defeat a political and media establishment that would allow the killing of hundreds of thousands of human beings for generations to come,” she added. Another White Flag Movement activist, Tim Jackson, gave up a hunger strike after ten days last month.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath, a supporter of the group, said that committee chair Catherine Noone had watched the video the group gave to him but did not see the need to introduce it to the committee, which has focused on investigating a report by the constitutional committee and interviewing experts in the field.

Mr McGrath stormed out of a meeting of the committee yesterday, calling it “a charade.”

The White Flag Movement has links to the controversial Gianna Care clinic, a controversial crisis pregnancy agency with strong links to the anti-abortion movement.

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