We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the true heroes of the pro-life movement, a gentle giant of a man whose courage and commitment to protecting life inspired millions and saved the lives of thousands of babies.
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.
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.
At least 40,000 people watched Rally for Life LIVE events this week, and organisers say they aim to grow that audience tenfold in the coming weeks given the "tremendous" success and popularity of the virtual rally.
At least 32 local pro-life events will take place tomorrow (Saturday) as activists gather in socially distanced witnesses taking place throughout the country in support of the Rally for Life. The biggest pro-life gathering of the year, the Rally for Life, is moving online this week, with five days of events and conferences from July 1st to July 5th.
Pro-life vigils at abortion centres around the country will continue, and are an important witness to what is now happening behind closed doors, say activists who are now marking almost a year of the vigils at abortion centres.
Thousands of pro-life activists are expected to attend the Rally for Life in Dublin on July 6th, where speakers will hear that the abortion regime established by the government has already been exposed as being fatally flawed, and that a key role of the pro-life movement is to subject the regime to endless scrutiny.
The local elections saw a breakthrough for Aontú, who, just four months after establishing the party, saw three councillors elected - including one poll-topper in Bailieborough - and another five or six candidates come close to taking a seat.