Wednesday, 5 December 2012

10,000 join Vigil for Life outside Ireland's parliament

Last night at least 10,000 people joined a Vigil for Life outside Dáil Éireann (Ireland's parliament) in Dublin to tell the Enda Kenny, the Taoiseach (prime minster), to keep his pre-election promise not to legislate for abortion. Watch the video below from Youth Defence. It's wonderful to see so many fresh-faced young people speaking out for the protection of human life in Ireland.

Pat Buckley, who represents SPUC in the Republic of Ireland, has blogged:
"All pro-life groups that make up Ireland’s pro-life movement united together and turned out in force today in response to the Irish Government’s recent announcement that it intends to legislate for abortion in Ireland along the lines of the X case judgment. The unprecedented turnout which included 5 Bishops ... The groups and many other pro-life individuals came together in order to send an unequivocal message to the Irish Government that legislation on the X case will lead to abortion on demand and is "absolutely unacceptable to the Irish people".
Pro-lifers on Facebook have started a novena that Ireland will be protected from abortion. They ask everybody willing to do so to:
  • pray the Rosary each day
  • some kind of personal fast each day, whatever it might be
  • go to Mass on December 12th for this intention.

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