Dún Laoghaire crowds point to an ‘energised’ pro-life movement

Dún Laoghaire crowds point to an ‘energised’ pro-life movement Some of the 'Loving the 8th' supporters in Dun Laoghaire

Over 600 people gathered in Dún Laoghaire last weekend to celebrate the value of unborn children, with the aim of keeping Ireland’s constitutional protections for the unborn.

The event, ‘Loving the 8th’, took place on Saturday, 10 February and was organised by Dún Laoghaire Life Canvass and Cherish All the Children Equally as part of a growing and energised campaign to save the Eighth Amendment.

People of all ages, including many families and young women, carried heart-shaped balloons and posters, and wore ‘Loving the 8th’ hats to say that they believed the amendment should be retained.

“We were so delighted to see such a great crowd come out for this event today, and it’s really indicative of how people are becoming energised at a local level to save the Eighth Amendment ahead of the referendum,” said spokeswoman Mairéad Hughes.

“It was such a positive event, pointing out that the pro-life Eighth Amendment protects both mother and baby, and is a provision that has saved so many lives,” she said.

Ms Hughes added that our current laws show compassion and love to both mother and child.

“The Eighth encourages us to support women in crisis and to love both them and their babies, and surely that’s the most progressive and compassionate way forward for Ireland,” she said.