New poll findings released today show that “key aspects of the Government’s abortion proposals currently before the Dáil are clearly out of step with public opinion,” according to the Pro Life Campaign.
Commenting at the Dáil as the Government’s abortion bill was being introduced, Eilís Mulroy of the Pro Life Campaign said:
Former Taoiseach John Bruton has said that the pro-repeal side, after victory in the recent referendum, were “not always magnanimous, or respectful of the pluralist nature of Irish society and Irish values.”
The Pro Life Campaign has said some TDs appear to be “obsessed” with abortion of late and “are behaving like global cheerleaders for legalised abortion.”
The High Court in Ireland has today denied the request of a number of applicants who were questioning the results of the recent abortion referendum.
The Northern Ireland Supreme Court has rejected a case brought by activists who were trying to have the abortion law there overturned.
The taxi driver who drove me to Dublin’s Referendum Count Centre on Saturday was visibly upset as he talked about the loss of the Eighth Amendment, the last remaining protection for the unborn in the Irish Constitution. Like me, he already knew that a majority of voters had decided to remove the Eighth from the Constitution, opening the door to abortion on demand. He wasn’t a campaigner, or a “zealot”, just a voter. He told me he voted no because he was afraid repeal of the Eighth would lead to the ending of lives. Having lived abroad, he’d seen what abortion does to a society and is worried about what will happen here.
Voters will make their own minds up about this referendum. But before we cast our vote we’re entitled to know what it is exactly that we’re being asked to support, and what it is exactly that this will involve
Hundreds of supporters of the 8th Amendment came to Galway’s Leisureland this evening to attend the “Stand Up For Life” rally which was organised by LoveBoth.