Cora Sherlock is an attorney and a leading pro-life advocate in Ireland and LifeNews is privileged to have her as one of our guest bloggers. In her role as a leader of Pro Life Campaign, she is frequently seen on television, heard on radio programs and her columns in leading Irish newspaper are read by thousands.
Sherlock is one of the top voices in Ireland looking to keep the European nation’s laws pro-life, while abortion activists there do everything in their power to open the door further to legalized abortion.
The list includes noted activists, scientists, artists, businesswomen, writers and educators. One-fifth of this year’s participants are under 25, and according to the BBC they are not only women to take notice of now, but ones to watch in the future, too.
Other participants include Conchita Wurst, Austrian singer and winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2014; Yeonmi Park, North Korean escapee and activist; and Shappi Khorsandi, Iranian-born British comedian.
Malala Yousafzai, who received the Pakistani schoolgirl who received the Nobel Peace Prize this year for her campaigns to end child labour and free children from trafficking, was not on the list.
The BBC launched the 100 Women series last year as part of its pledge to represent women better in its international news output.