Pro-Life Line


This afternoon.

Dublin City Centre.

The organisers of the Rally for Life march in Dublin estimate that around 10,000 people are taking part in the event.

Pro-life campaigners have marched from the Garden of Remembrance in Parnell Square to the Customs House, where a rally is being held this afternoon.

Many of those taking part in today’s rally are calling for another referendum on abortion.

Thousands turn out at Rally for Life march in Dublin (RTÉ)

Sam Boal/Rollingnews

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21 thoughts on “Pro-Life Line

  1. eoin

    Addressed by Bernie Smyth, who is very well known/notorious in Northern Ireland pro-life/anti-abortion circles.

  2. Daisy Chainsaw

    10,000 in an area that can hold 4000 max. Lying for Jesus yet again!

    We’ll let them wait 35 years for their referendum. That’s what prochoice were forced into.

  3. V

    Saw a bunch of them outside Holles Street there about 20 minutes ago
    Doing a photo on the Merrion Square side

    About 30 of them I’d say

  4. Ron

    Who do people lose their minds whenever the pro life lobby even suggests another referendum on the 8th but yet when they talk about Brexit, another referendum is a perfectly reasonable conversation.

    Personally I’m quite happy with the status quo, it’s a merely an observation.

    1. Rob_G

      Well, the brexit referendum passed by a close margin, what was being voted on was a bit nebulous, and many claim that voters were misled, etc.

      Whereas the premise for the Irish referendum on abortion was very clearly set out, and was passed by a substantial margin. So, I’m not really sure the two situations are too similar.

      1. Rob

        I think we should have monthly referendums and have the results of each apply retrospectively.

  5. SOQ

    I love street politics but long over due in ROI and should be cancelled from here on in NI.

  6. Cian

    Maybe while they are waiting for a referendum they will work on reducing the pressures that cause unwanted pregnancies – better sex education, cheaper contraception, less stigma for unmarried mothers, cheaper childcare….

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      They’ve shown for decades that they don’t give any kind of poo about that. And as their numbers ever dwindle they’re not likely to start now.

      1. Cian

        Yeah, but it is a bit sad as these things would reduce the numbers of abortions – if they actually cared.

        1. Daisy Chainsaw

          They don’t want women having sex unless it’s for procreation with their husband. Sex is for having babies, not for enjoying so they don’t want to teach anyone about safe sex or contraception.

        2. Operatick

          Absolutely, Cian. Increased awareness of those points will hopefully lead to less abortions. However, women should always have the option to have an abortion if necessary.

  7. Truth in the News

    Why not,, we had for Europe….Imagine the political consequences if
    there was another one and it was reversed, Then the great proponents
    of democracy would want referendums abolished:

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      Under what circumstances would you see a 2:1 majority in favour of reproductive rights for women and girls being overturned in the space of 18 months?

  8. H

    Interesting how figures have been exaggerated on this occasion as they seem to have been under-reported so many times in recent years….

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