Liam Neeson voices abortion campaign video

Actor Liam Neeson has narrated a new film for Amnesty International Calling for abortion to be legalised in his native Ireland.

PTI| Updated: Oct 23, 2015, 10:11 AM IST
Liam Neeson voices abortion campaign video

London: Actor Liam Neeson has narrated a new film for Amnesty International Calling for abortion to be legalised in his native Ireland.

The "Taken" star has teamed up with the human rights charity to produce the video as part of a drive to change the country's strict anti-abortion laws, reported Contactmusic. The movement aims to abolish Ireland's eighth amendment, which gives constitutional rights to a foetus even in the early stages of pregnancy.

"A ghost haunts Ireland. A cruel ghost of the last century. Still bound to the land," he said.

"It blindly brings suffering, even death to the women whose lives it touches. Feared by politicians, this is a ghost of paper and ink. A spirit that lives in a constitution written for a different time. It is the shadow of the country we hoped we had left behind. Ireland doesn't have to be chained to its past. It's time to lay this ghost to rest. Repeal the eighth."

The video, titled "Chains", was produced by celebrated comedy writer-director Graham Linehan, the brains behind sitcoms including "Father Ted" and "The IT Crowd".