Here's a fact: For everyone of us life began at conception. Most of what makes you unique was decided at that first minute when 50,000 genes from each of your parents laid down your sex, height, eye-colour, skin, and a whole lot else besides.
That's how our lives started. After that we just continued to grow and develop.
So, you, me everybody: we're all just grown-up embryos, That's an amazing fact that can get lost in the debate when big business is pushing for the right to experiment on human embryos or vested interests want to deliberately destroy them. Using human life for lethal research is wrong. But now Mary Harney says she is bringing forward legislation on the human embryo - and she has indicated that she wants to allow embryonic stem cell research to take place in Ireland.
The You. Me. Everybody. project is just one part of a major nationwide campaign by Youth Defence which aims to ensure that any legislation brought forward by Mary Harney protects life from conception and bans lethal research on human embryos.
Aoife G: I saw the billboard on Thomas street this morning, brightened up my whole morning!
William C: Great stuff, you have to just love this! You me everybody, now that's life!!!
Elaine H: I see this poster every morning when I go to St. Mary's in Cork. It's just along the street long River Lee. I am sure not only me but also many people have a deep impression about it. Great!
Ciara M: I was so delighted to see these, they looked so FAB! Great colours and great slogan, it should be used more, it gets right to the heart of the matter. Well done.
Ryan D: Saw one near me in Galway, looks very cool. Great idea. Slogan definitely sticks in the head :)
Tony B: Thought provoking - Great campaign - Well done. Keep up the good work.
Noel L: Love your new billboard advertisement. Very compelling message, my daughter and I talked about it for the whole car journey into town. Great job.
* 'Treating diseases with adult stem cells.' Science, 19 January 2007
To help distribute the You. Me. Everybody. fact-cards or to sponsor a billboard please contact us in the YD office at 01-8730463.