On Friday, June 7, pro-life protestors will gather outside the Irish Embassy in Washington, D.C. calling for Ireland to reject the advances of radical abortion proponents, who are pushing to legalize abortion in Ireland under the guise of protecting pregnant women who are considering suicide. Ireland’s proposed abortion legislation would allow for abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy if a woman was considering suicide. This dangerous legislation is a back-door way to legalize abortion on-demand in Ireland.
Boston College—a Catholic, Jesuit institution—recently sparked controversy when it invited Ireland’s pro-abortion prime minister Enda Kenny to be its commencement speaker. Cardinal O’Malley, the Archbishop of Boston, boycotted the commencement. Students for Life of America launched a website urging Catholics and pro-life advocates to contact Boston College and express their disapproval of the prominent Catholic university’s decision to honor a pro-abortion politician on the eve of what could be Ireland’s Roe v. Wade. On the day of Kenny’s address, protestors gathered outside Boston College.
“The fact that Boston College is honoring the man who is pushing an abortion bill that will lead to the mass death of preborn Irish children and the harm of countless women and families is unconscionable. If Boston College won’t stand for the preborn at its graduation ceremonies, we will,” said Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins, one of the leaders of a press conference at the commencement protest.
Irish law boasts strong safeguards for the lives of unborn children, including a Constitutional amendment protecting them: “The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.”
Thanks to its pro-life laws, Ireland has one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world—it is one of the safest countries for a woman to give birth. Additionally, the number of Irish women who reject abortion and carry their babies to term is remarkably high.
Susan B. Anthony List stands with the pro-life community as it gathers on Friday to encourage Ireland to reject abortion supporters’ outrageous claims that this bill will protect women.
Despair, hopelessness, and danger are all the abortion industry offer to women and their unborn babies. And we’ve seen in recent weeks that the brutality and negligence on display at the Kermit Gosnell trial is actually endemic to the entire abortion industry. Such conditions will likely accompany legalized abortion in Ireland. We must do everything we can to defend the lives of Irish women and children from the abortion industry. If you are in Washington, D.C. on Friday, join pro-life advocates at the Irish embassy to protest the potential pioneering of abortion throughout the Emerald Isle.