Saturday 18 June 2011

SPUC Northern Ireland calls for everyone to Rally for Life in Dublin, Sat 2 July

Further to my blog last Thursday about the All-Ireland Rally for Life, Liam Gibson, SPUC Northern Ireland's development officer, has written the following rallying-cry for as many pro-lifers as possible to be in Dublin on Sat 2 July:
"The Rally for Life has become an annual event in the Irish pro-life calendar and a real celebration of the culture of life. With European institutions now renewing their attack on the Republic’s protection for children before birth, this year’s rally in Dublin could hardly come at a more appropriate time.

The Irish coalition government, which contains high ranking pro-abortion politicians, is under intense pressure and there is a genuine risk that it will introduce legislation to liberalise the country’s abortion laws.

In 2008 the British parliament looked set to introduce the Abortion Act to Northern Ireland. The Rally for Life, in Belfast that year, provided a vital demonstration of public support for pro-life politicians. In the face of pro-life opposition Gordon Brown’s government stepped in to block attempts to extend the Act.

It almost goes without saying that if unborn children are to be safe on either side of the Irish boarder then they must be protected on both sides. Liberalisation of abortion in the Republic would not only cost lives there, it would have serious consequences for Northern Ireland. Victory for the pro-abortion lobby in Ireland would also be disastrous for recognition of the right to life of unborn children in Europe. That’s why the pro-life movement in Northern Ireland, and in Scotland, England and Wales, should make every effort to support the Rally for Life in Dublin on July 2."
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