100,000 Attend Pro-Life Rally in Ireland

ChurchLeaders | 3/13/2018 | Staff
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The masses are marching in Ireland against the media, political elites and the powerful international abortion industry.

That’s how speakers at this week’s Rally for Life in Dublin portrayed their struggle to save the 8th amendment, which grants equal right to life to the unborn and pregnant women in the Republic of Ireland. It has been law since 1983.

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More than 100,000 people took to the streets calling for a rejection of the government’s plan to legalize abortion when a referendum is held in May.

Niamh Uí Bhriain of Save the 8th said the crowds that thronged Dublin city centre showed that the government’s abortion proposal had woken a sleeping giant.

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“These huge numbers are a rising of the people against the media and political elites and against the powerful international abortion industry who have poured millions into a campaign attacking our pro-life laws. Ireland is at a defining point in our history, and we are challenging the people to reject the abortion industry and to demand a better answer for mothers and babies,” she said. “Abortion has no place in a compassionate and progressive society.”

Campaigners focused on the rights of people with disabilities, telling the throng that 90 percent of pregnancies diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome in Great Britain end in abortion. One of the speakers was Charlie Fien, a Down syndrome activist who gave an impassioned plea to the United Nations in March 2017 where she spoke out against the targeted killing of children diagnosed with Down syndrome before birth.

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“I am not suffering,” Ms. Fien told the UN body in Geneva. “I am not ill. None...
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