April 23, 2010
The Life Institute has welcomed the results of a PLC/Millward Brown opinion poll which found that 70% of Irish people favoured retaining a prohibition on abortion, while allowing the existing practise of intervention to save a mother's life in accordance with a medical ethics.
Dr Seán Ó Domhnaill said that the result emphasised the need for the government to stand for the people and against the abortion industry. Currently the Irish Family Planning Association, affiliate of the world’s largest abortion providers, have taken Ireland’s pro-life laws before the European Court of Human Rights by sponsoring the ABC case which seeks to overturn our pro-life laws.
“This result also shows the impact of persistent, committed pro-life educational work,” added Dr Ó Domhnaill. “Pro-life volunteers in Youth Defence have been holding public street information stalls every week, rain, hail or snow, for almost 20 years, throughout the country. It’s a marvellous achievement, and the commitment and the educational effect achieved, is paying rich dividends. It’s great to see that, in a climate where naked hostility to the pro-life message is to the fore in the media, young people are joining up to defend and protect life.””
Rebecca Roughneen that while the poll was encouraging, it took a huge number of voluntary hours to maintain a pro-life majority. “A lot of YD’s work in advertising, and our new projects in colleges and on the internet are showing great results amongst young people,” she said. “But at the end of the day, the commitment to the daily and weekly work at abortion and referral agencies and on the street is so important.”
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