Irish pro-lifers hold final mass demonstration before abortion vote
CWN - July 08, 2013
As Irish legislators approached a final vote on a bill that would allow for legal abortion, tens of thousands of people marched in Dublin to express their opposition to the bill.
Pro-life activists in Ireland have pleaded for a “conscience vote” allowing lawmakers to vote their consciences without fear of political reprisals. The governing coalition has rejected those pleas, insisting on party discipline in the crucial votes.
Supporters of the abortion bill have argued that the legislation is necessary in order to save the lives of pregnant women-- although Irish law already allows for abortion if a woman's life is in danger, and in a case that stirred public outrage last year, an official inquiry determined that a woman's death was due to doctors' errors rather than their opposition to abortion.
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