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Complainant Name:
Mr Liam OíHara

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Guardian


Mr Liam O'Hara - with the support of the campaign group 40 Days for Life - complained that an article reporting on an anti-abortionist demonstration was misleading when it stated that the protesters had waved banners of dismembered foetuses.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the addition of the following statement to the online article:

The campaign group 40 Days for Life, which organised a vigil outside BPAS in the period referred to in the first paragraph of this article, has asked us to clarify that it does not produce or condone the use of distressing images on banners. It says: "We would like to categorically state that 40 Days for Life have never used images of aborted foetuses. A particular feature of 40 Days for Life is precisely that we do not use any graphic images of abortion.

Date Published: 05/09/2011

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