The Pro Life Campaign has marked the anniversary of abortion legislating being brought into Ireland with a nationwide billboard campaign, launched today.
The billboards show an image of a mother and a baby with the words ‘Support pregnant women and new mothers. Let’s find a better way than abortion’. On May 25 it will have been a year since the referendum passed on repealing the 8th Amendment of the constitution.
Commenting on the anniversary, spokesperson for the Pro Life Campaign Maeve O’Hanlon said: “The pro-life movement approaches the first anniversary of the referendum result with both profound sadness and renewed determination.
“Far from being discouraged, we have witnessed an incredible resurgence among those who are committed to the advancement of genuine care for both mothers and babies.
“Today we have launched a nationwide billboard campaign to rally practical and meaningful support for mothers and babies and to encourage Government to provide positive alternatives to women in unplanned pregnancy and their families.
She said that in the past 12 months the “true nature of what the government has introduced has become starkly and unavoidably clear. Instead of ‘Safe, Legal and Rare’ we now know that the estimated numbers of abortions will almost treble”.
“What we have been hearing from people over the course of the last year is a deep sense of anger and regret. They feel that they have had their compassion used against them.”