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Irish pro-lifers rally, warn government of 'sleeping giant'

Catholic World News - January 21, 2013

Thousands of Irish pro-lifers joined in a “Vigil for Life” in Dublin on January 20, pledging their opposition to any move toward legal abortion.

Niamh Ui Bhriain, a leader of the Vigil, said that the Irish government had no mandate to change the country’s abortion laws, and argued that government leaders are using misleading arguments to justify a drive to legalize abortion. She said that the Fine Gael party “will never have our votes again” and "will have awoken a sleeping giant" if the coalition government goes forward with its plans to legalize abortion.

Police estimated that 20,000 participated in the Dublin demonstration; organizers put the figure at over 30,000.

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