On March 10, 2018, Irish Society for Christian Civilisation, joined over a hundred thousand pro-lifers who flooded the streets of Dublin, Ireland against abortion in the All Ireland Rally for Life. The primary focus was protecting the Eighth Amendment in the Irish Constitution.
The Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland recognises that both the mother and the unborn child are equally entitled to the right to life. Unfortunately, a referendum is planned for the end of May 2018 on whether or not Ireland should keep or repeal the amendment.
The attitude of the Irish was positive and enthusiastic. They were proud to be out in the streets standing up for both women and their unborn children. The rally was predominately made up of passionate and outgoing youth who were unafraid to boldly proclaim their pro-life stance. It gives hope for the pro-life movement to see that the youth are so fervent for their cause.
Also, the presence of bagpipes, provided by the Irish Society for Christian Civilisation, joyfully encouraged the pro-lifers in their resolute march to never allow abortion to be legal in Ireland.
In 2017, hordes of screaming pro-abortion protesters would make a polish corridor for the pro-lifers in the middle of the march. Many of them attempted to disrupt the march by jumping into the crowd. As expected, their parlance was full of profanities and vulgar insults.
Contrary to what everyone anticipated, this year, a total of 15 counter protesters in favour of abortion stood on the side of the road, silent.
According to some sources, the pro-abortionists were advised to not scream, nor wear black so as to present a better image for their campaign. The general impression of the pro-abortion supporters was one of defeat and lack of gusto.
Save the 8th
The massive reaction in Ireland shows that the pro-life movement is growing and gaining traction globally. Niamh Uí Bhriain, an Irish activist for the pro-life Save the Eighth campaign stated that “the government’s abortion proposal had woken a sleeping giant and that the campaign now expected a surge in volunteers to work towards a No vote in the abortion referendum in May.”
May God and all the saints of Ireland intercede for the country during the crucial upcoming referendum. May He not permit Ireland to change the constitution to allow the destruction and killing of her future.