History: 2014

New Year, New Leaflet!

Our Street Information Sessions are benefiting from our new pro-life leaflet! It addresses issues such as the death of Savita Halappanavar, protecting babies with life limiting conditions and other relevant topics in the debate. Already used in Cork, Tralee, Killarney and Dublin, it’s proving very popular.

We distributed them in Dublin City Centre and received great reaction. Had to go and collect two more boxes, demand was so high!

Would you like to distribute some in your area, or even better set up an information stall in your town and distribute the leaflet from there? This gives you a chance to talk and discuss the issue with people. 

Contact us on 01 8730463 or info@youthdefence.ie if you would like more information!

Read the leaflet here....

Getting the info out!

Hail, rain or sunshine, we're out every week, in Dublin, sometimes Cork, Galway, Donegal, Limerick and other fine places. Always get a good response, Doing this for 23 years now! Street Information Sessions allows the public to have access to real abortion information rather than it being filtered through the abortion loving media.

The PRO-LIFE generation. Such a great crew on this National Roadshow bringing Ireland BACK to Life. 

Getting out the message using our new leaflet.

Read more on Street Information Sessions here...

By-passing the Media

 Our websites, blogs, social media presence(s) keep getting bigger and bigger, engaging more people, attracting more followers and growing our message. Yay!

Convene for Life

The Convention for Life was held on 12 April 2014 in Dublin Castle. Over 800 people packed the room to hear inspiring and motivating speakers from Ireland and abroad. First time we live streamed a conference also!

Rally for Life 2014

The 8th All Ireland Rally for Life took place on Saturday, 5 July 2014 in Belfast City Centre. 8,000 people marched through Belfast City Centre and heard speeches in Custom House Square. Biggest crowd so far in Belfast!

50 People, 10 Days, 20 Towns!

Roadshow 2014 takes place between the 9th and 19th July. In its 24th year; it was an amazing success; it was one of our largest to date and was vitally important at a time when the country was asking searching questions about abortion.

The Roadshow has undoubtedly played a huge part in spreading the message of Life, reaching ordinary people on the street, and is crucial to the huge effort required to restore Ireland's pro-life ethos. Congratulations to all the incredible Roadshow team who worked so hard!

Standing up for Baby Hope

At the end of August we heard the news that a tiny baby boy was struggling for life in intensive care in a Dublin hospital. Born at just 25 weeks gestation, he will have spent days gasping for breath, and hanging onto life by a thread. He faces a very uncertain future: he may be blind, he may have cerebral palsy or brain damage, but perhaps he'll be lucky and pull through. Being born premature is really tough on a baby. But this little boy was born premature on purpose - all because of the horrific abortion act brought in by Fine Gael and Labour  - which has now been shown to absolutely fail both mother and baby. The abortion act forced a doctor to deliver a baby prematurely, and failed a mother who was suicidal. 

We held a vigil for Baby Hope who was being ignored by the media and politicians. Almost all of the abortion advocates ranting about the case wished for this baby to be dead. 

We set up an online petition, distributed leaflets all over the country and published an open letter to Enda Kenny.

Students for Life

With new evidence of open hostility and censorship against pro-life societies on campus, it’s wonderful to hear of the great work being done by Sarah and her crew in Maynooth and other universities. Their colourful information stalls and super attitude is bringing students back to life.

Viva La Vida 2014

The Viva la Vida! Training workshop was held in Dublin on Saturday, 22 November. Participants heard from Stephanie Gray, a leader in pro-life articulation and a great speaker!

SOLAS prints its 100th issue 

When we started this back in 1993, we had no idea how long it would last. 22 years later, its still going strong and growing each year. Published 5 times a year, it keeps members and supporters in touch with what's happening in pro-life in Ireland and abroad!