I was in Dublin again yesterday for the pro-life rally. Tens of thousands of supporters turned up, and a handful of pro-choice protesters. This is the most representative video I could find but it only covers a small section:
Apologies for the small bit of profanity you might see on a sign. The green and red flags represent the people from my county: Mayo. Four coaches of us set off in the early hours of the morning and I didn’t get back until just before midnight. It was worth it.
The organisers told us that there were 80,000 of us. I’m not sure about that but there was certainly a great turnout. Please take the time to watch the video in this article on the rally in the Irish Times. It’s important for all nations to see what’s going on here.
There’s going to be a referendum in Ireland soon. The pro-choice lobby wants Ireland to repeal the 8th Amendment to its Constitution, thereby removing the right to life of the unborn child. I’m hoping to attend a pro-life rally in Dublin on Saturday. One of the speakers will be Karen Gaffney. If this amazing woman had been born in Britain in the current pro-choice climate she would have only had a 10% chance of escaping death by abortion. If her mother was Icelandic she wouldn’t have been born at all. She has Down Syndrome. If you want to find out more try here or here.
Yes, I know my placard is wonky. 😦 That’s because sticky-back plastic is my nemesis. I borrowed the board and most of the graphics from the Guadalupe Centre in Knock which provides pro-life resources through Human Life International.
Update: If you’d like to sign a petition calling for the referendum to be scrapped, click here.