Wow! It has been THE week for marching and our social media accounts have gone crazy! Kicking off last Saturday we had the pro-abortion Women’s Marches across the world, they were heralded as the coming of age of feminism with such a show of unity, even though the publicly excluded pro-life feminists from marching.
Question: What was my favourite aspect of the All Ireland Rally for Life?
Answer: Not having to organise it!
How refreshing it was to turn up and see posters, banners, balloons, a stage & a sound system just appear, to watch a 'rally bus' turn up by itself and to see thousands of young people filling the square without having to spend months reminding them to be there.
Who has noticed the increasing number of pro-lifers willing to publicly witness to what they believe, I'm sure I can't be the only one? We had a fantastic turnout at March for Life UK this year and I seem to hearing of more and more groups praying outside abortion facilities, offering alternatives to abortion minded women and hope to those who are post-abortive.
Canada recently took a major step towards legalising assisted suicide.
In April 2016, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation to legalise assisted suicide. The proposed law would allow citizens and residents with a “serious and incurable illness” which has brought them “enduring physical or psychological suffering” to end their own lives with the help of a doctor or nurse to administer the lethal dose.
One of the tactics of abortion campaigners is to diminish or even deny the humanity of the unborn child. Essential to this is the claim that the baby in the womb feels nothing, and certainly feels no pain. Recent headlines in Europe and America have poignantly exposed the falsehood of this claim.
Ireland’s Pro-Life Landscape 2016
Two years ago the door to abortion was opened in the Republic of Ireland, with the introduction of the chillingly misnamed Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, which allows for abortion throughout the nine months of pregnancy if a woman’s health, including mental health, is deemed to be in danger. Pro-abortion campaginers are now increasing pressure to repeal the 8th amendment to the Irish constitution, which recognises the equal right to life of the unborn.