The support of Friends of Ireland in America to the pro-life movement – and more broadly, their support of human rights for all – was warmly welcomed by Peadar Tóibín, leader of Ireland’s Aontú party, at a global forum hosted by Irish Pro-Life USA.
Peadar Tóibín, TD, Leader of Aontú, is Keynote for Global Leadership Forum. Live Webinar & YouTube Event will feature Distinguished Special Guests this Wednesday, Dec 09, 7:00PM (New York Time); 12 Midnight (Ireland)
Pro-life activists will hold vigils across the country tomorrow demanding that the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, investigate and take action on the revelations regarding late-term abortion in Ireland published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
At 16 weeks pregnant, Ellie Whittaker was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Doctors advised her to have an abortion or to delay treatment, even though studies have shown that women can be treated for cancer during pregnancy without harming the baby. These studies discovered that chemotherapy after the first trimester is not harmful to the baby. Researchers concluded that women do not need to abort or to delay cancer treatment, but need to be fully informed of their treatment options instead of being offered abortion.
The events will mark one year since abortion was legalised in Northern Ireland. The pro-life group said the LIFE CHAINS will be held in remembrance of 664 babies killed by abortion since the legislation came into force.
Last month began the biannual 40 Days for Life campaign, and, after the shocking revelation of 6,666 abortions taking place in our country last year, it is significant to see four local communities in Ireland joining countries across the globe to take part in this vigil.