Thursday, December 6, 2012

Irish pro-lifers hold vigil against abortion legislation

Thousands call on legislature to uphold their pro-life laws
Pro-life demonstrators carry a banner during a candlelight vigil outside the
Irish parliament in Dublin Dec. 4, calling on the government not to introduce
abortion legislation. Photo by John McElroy / The Irish Catholic / CNS.
The B.C. Catholic has a story from Catholic News Agency about a recent pro-life demonstration in Ireland. The demonstrators called on the government to keep their pro-life laws intact:
“We need to ensure that both our mothers and babies are best protected by banning abortion,” said Niamh Ui Bhrian of the Ireland pro-life group Life Institute.

Attendees at the candlelight vigil included adults, children, college students, clergy and church groups, who asked the government to protect both mothers and their unborn babies.

Some carried signs asking Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny to “keep his pro-life promise” which the Fine Gael party leader made in the 2011 election.

The Irish government is debating an expert group's 58-page report on abortion that advocates abortion legislation and abortion regulation, the Irish newspaper The Independent reports.

The report is a response to a 2010 decision from the European Court of Human Rights that ruled that Ireland’s abortion laws do not protect the pregnant mother’s constitutional right to life, which the Irish Supreme Court established in 1992.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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