Today Students for Life of America, along with Rev. Pat Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition and Kate Bryan of Live Action, held a pro-life witness at the Irish Embassy in Washington, D.C. calling for Ireland to remain abortion-free. Across the world, members of the pro-life community held demonstrations at Irish Embassies challenging the current government not to bring abortion into that country ahead of the June 8th Irish National Vigil for Life that will take place in Dublin.
“We stand with pro-life Ireland because we have seen the devastating effects of legal abortion in America, with the deaths of over 55 million preborn baby girls and boys, the victimization of millions of women, and the crumbling of countless families,” said Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America.
“It has taken us more than 40 years to start turning our nation back around after Roe v. Wade, but now we have the chance to exert international pressure to stop another Roe v. Wade moment in Ireland. The time is now to stand in solidarity with pro-lifers in Ireland as they courageously defend the preborn and prevent the genocide of millions of Irish children.”
In May, SFLA held a prayer vigil and public witness outside the graduation of Boston College because the commencement speaker was Ireland’s Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, who is pushing legislation that will allow abortion on demand, through all 9 months of pregnancy, in his country. Thousands of people from across the globe took action on the website NotAtBC.com to voice their outrage to BC President Rev. William Leahy over the decision to allow Kenny to speak at the Catholic institution and sent messages of support to Cardinal Sean O’Malley, who was under attack by pro-abortion forces for boycotting the event.