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Thousands attend March for Life in Dublin

Thousands took part in the annual March for Life in Dublin [1] on Monday with speakers calling on the Irish public to ‘think pro-life’ before voting in the upcoming local and European elections.

Eilís Mulroy of the Pro Life Campaign said the number of abortions carried out in 2023 will exceed 10,000, representing a “massive increase”.

She called on the participants to vote only for candidates who are committed to reducing the “soaring abortion rate.”

Independent TD, Carol Nolan, called the rapidly increasing abortion numbers “devastating” and the amount of taxpayers’ money spent on providing abortion “grotesque”. Yet, she said, “the veil at last is finally being lifted and more and more people are starting to ask questions about what our leaders in government are presiding over.”

Meanwhile, at a Mass prior to the main event, Bishop of Elphin, Kevin Doran, called on people to continue advocating for life no matter what hostility they face [2].

“Nothing – no law, no public policy and no peer pressure from neighbours or colleagues can remove our right and indeed our responsibility to advocate publicly for those who are most vulnerable, especially at the beginning and at the end of life”.