Belfast Rally for Life hears call for ‘Peace in the womb’

A massive pro-life rally in Belfast at the weekend heard a call for “peace in the womb” in order to “end the violence of abortion”.

Bernadette Smyth of Precious Life said the Rally shows “the plight of our unborn babies has not been forgotten.”

“On this 25th anniversary year of the Good Friday Peace Agreement, our politicians must be reminded there can never be true peace in Northern Ireland while unborn babies are being killed,” she said.

“We will join with thousands of others to recognise that everyone has a right to life, and a right to be protected from harm, and we cannot say that has been achieved in Northern Ireland when unborn babies are being killed under a law imposed by Westminster,” the pro-life leader said.

The Rally also heard strong opposition to new laws to come into effect in May which will criminalise peaceful pro-life efforts at abortion centres, with the laws described as being motivated by “malice and spite against peaceful efforts to offer women a better answer than abortion”, by Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Life Institute.