Over 70,000 march for life as Ireland plans historic vote on abortion

Life Site News – July 3, 2017

DUBLIN, Ireland, July 3, 2017 (SPUC) — At least 70,000 people took part in the All Ireland Rally for Life on Saturday.

The theme of this year’s march was “Save the 8th” — and record numbers turned out to defend the amendment to the Irish constitution, which defends the equal right to life of the mother and unborn baby.

The rally takes place every year, and alternates between Dublin and Belfast. 2017’s rally, in Dublin, is expected to be the last before the referendum on the amendment, recently announced by new Taoiseach Leo Varankar, takes place.

“This is an incredible, powerful day, when massive crowds of ordinary people turned out to Save the 8th, to say no to abortion and yes to Life, to tell Leo Varadkar that he would lose this referendum on abortion, because the pro-life majority has arisen and will work night and day to Save the 8th,” said Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Life Institute.