Largest pro-life march in Ireland’s history
Catholic World News - June 10, 2013
As Irish lawmakers consider a bill that would legalize abortion, the Pro Life Campaign held the largest pro-life march in Ireland’s history.
Over 40,000 people attended the National Vigil for Life in Dublin on June 8; Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam, Bishop Leo O’Reilly of Kilmore, and Bishop Philip Boyce of Raphoe were among those in attendance.
“The turnout today shows that the middle ground of Irish opinion is increasingly concerned about the government’s abortion legislation,” said Pro Life Campaign spokeswoman Caroline Simons. “There are people here who never attended a pro-life event before. The message is getting through that this legislation is not restrictive or about saving women and children’s lives, despite the repeated claims by the Taoiseach [prime minister] and his government.”
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