On Saturday November 5th, pro-life supporters stood with Precious Life outside Belfast City Hall to mark the 3rd anniversary of the introduction of abortion on demand in Northern Ireland, and to commemorate the 4,136 babies killed in these 3 years.
The shocking figure, written with baby shoes outside Belfast City Hall.
While the heartbreaking reality of over four thousand innocent lives lost underlined the event and weighed heavily on hearts and minds, the atmosphere was one of hope and proud defiance. As Bernie Smyth, director of Precious Life said, “We are not downtrodden. We ARE on the winning team!”. This sentiment was echoed by attendees and supporters, who stood as a living testament to the truth, that in the decades to come, pro-lifer men and women will firmly be seen as being on the right side of history.
Bernie drew the attention of attendees and passers by to the absolute horror of abortion in the north of Ireland, highlighting the fact that the equivalent of 137 classrooms of children have been aborted in just 3 years. As the Precious Life director states,
“those children will never get to school, they will never get to see the light of day and they will never breathe God’s air. Is this really the future we want for our country?”
“We will never give up. No matter what happens … we will continue to do this, we will remember each baby"
of these children today and we won’t go away.” - Bernie Smyth, Precious Life
The ‘Stop Abortion Violence’ Life Chain was supported by DUP Councillor Dean McCullough and by members o
“We need leaders not in love with money, but in love with justice. Leaders who will defend the rights of every child in the womb.”
Bernie finished her speech by reiterating the vision of Precious Life and indeed all pro-life organisations: “to fight this battle until legalised abortion becomes a thing of the past, and to make abortion unwanted today and unthinkable for future generations.”
“We are going to see abortion abolished in our life time” - Bernie Smyth, Precious Life