Commenting on the Oireachtas Committee considering the 8th Amendment Dr. Cullen said ‘It is extraordinary how little time has been devoted to what legalised abortion has led to in other countries. When proposing changes to the law, particularly changes as radical as those being proposed on abortion, the first thing you’d expect any Oireachtas Committee to do is look at what similar changes have brought about in other countries. But the Oireachtas Committee currently recommending changes to Ireland’s abortion law has scrupulously avoided talking about abortion itself and the changes that inevitably occur when it is legalised. With almost the entire focus of debate on the repeal of the 8th Amendment the public are being totally deprived of the opportunity to consider what precisely legalised abortion involves. Dr. Cullen said it is farcical beyond words that 27 groups and individuals advocating abortion have been invited as witnesses before the Committee with just 3 pro-life individuals invited. Among those invited by the Committee as an impartial ‘expert witness’ is the U.S. pro-abortion group Centre for Reproductive Rights. This Centre is actively fund-raising in America to get rid of the 8th Amendment.