So we marched in the Rally for Life not just in celebration of Life - and of Roe v Wade being overturned - but with defiance and hope in our hearts: for the right to life, for the courage to tell the truth, to reclaim the country that we love, for every baby, for every mother.
Sometimes the hard, cold reality of numbers can just stop you in your tracks. Amidst the abortion statistics released by the British Department of Health yesterday was one deeply shocking figure that related to Ireland and to the deadly discrimination now becoming as commonplace here as elsewhere.
Yesterday, Labour TD, Ivana Bacik made an astonishing claim in the Dáil, saying that she had received “”troubling reports that anti-choice activists are obtaining info on appointment times of women accessing abortion”. She later tweeted a summary of this claim.