Clontarf Castle, Dublin 3.
Several hundred people attended a Pro Life meeting to hear various speakers, including businessman Declan Ganley, journalist John Waters, Niamh UiBhriain of Save the 8th and Vicki Wall of Every Life Counts, speak in favour of voting No in the Referendum on the Eight Amendment of the Constitution.
Playwright, author and journalist John Waters accused pro-choice campaigners and the media and of using ‘sleight of hand’ tricks “to conceal the truth”.
“We don’t have a press anymore,” he said to more raucous applause.
“Everything is lies, everything is twisted. That’s that you have to get across to people,” he added.
He likened the very notion of holding the referendum on repealing the 8th to the sinister prospect of holding a referendum on exterminating the homeless as a means of dealing with the homeless and housing crisis.
“We don’t have the right to tamper with these things,” he said.;
“If you mark yes (on the ballot), that pencil becomes a knife,” he concluded to a standing ovation.
From top: John Waters and Declan Ganley, John Waters, Declan Ganley, Niamh UiBhriain, Vicki Wall, John Waters and David Quinn.