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Volume 14
No. 1
February, 2020

Ireland: Pro-Life Lawmakers Re-elected

All 15 legislators in Ireland who voted against legalizing abortion were re-elected to the Dáil Éireann despite media predictions that many would be defeated. In addition, according to Pro-Life Campaign,"It is important to mention that other candidates were also elected who are solidly pro-life. Together, they have shown the leadership of the main political parties that the electorate appreciate people who stick to their principles and don't waver under pressure."

The targeted attacks on the pro-life lawmakers were explained by Niamh Uí Bhriain who stated, "Almost all of them faced continued, targeted abuse on social media from abortion campaigners who, despite having won the referendum, wanted to punish anyone who stood up for their principles or refused to compromise their beliefs.
 
"It is clear that this vindictive mindset was not shared by the electorate. For many voters, abortion is not really an issue to the forefront of their mind at election time when concerns such as health and housing are paramount, but its also clear that opposing abortion as a matter of conscience doesn't seem to lose candidates votes.
 
"When the abortion bill was going through the Dáíl many of these TDs continued to speak courageously and with great dignity against the abortion bill and for pro-life amendments that might have helped to support women or bring preborn babies pain relief or some measure of dignity.
 
"Their principled stance, putting real compassion before political expediency won them the admiration of pro-life voters everywhere."
 
These words can easily apply to other countries, especially to the US where pro-life Members of Congress are continually vilified on social media for seeking to protect unborn children and their mothers from the violence of abortion.
 
PNCI congratulates and applauds the fifteen Irish pro-life legislators for their re-election and consistent stand for life: Mary Butler, Seán Canney, Michael Collins, Michael Fitzmaurice, Peter Fitzpatrick, Noel Grealish, Danny Healy-Rae, Michael Healy-Rae, Michael Lowry, Marc Mac Sharry, Mattie McGrath, John McGuinness, Carol Nolan, Eamon O'Cuiv, and Peadar Tóibín.

 
 
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In This Double Issue

 
US: Pro-Life Strong 47 Years after Legalization of Abortion on Demand
March for Life
President Trump and the Trump Administration
US Congress
States: A Battleground for Abortion Laws
US Supreme Court
 
Defending Life
Ireland: Pro-Life Lawmakers Re-elected
 
Focus on the United Nations
UN Women: Advancing Abortion in the Name of Equality 
 
International Pressure for Abortion
Ipas: Promoting Access to Abortion in Kenya and Nigeria
Doctors Without Borders Provides Online Abortion Instructions 
FIGO Advancing Abortion in Ten African Countries, Panama and Peru
European Funding for Abortion, Fears Over US Pro-Life Administration
SheDecides Recognizes MPs Promoting Abortion
 
Legislative News
Mexico: Abortion bill defeated in State of Hidalgo
EU: Workshop for European Parliament Staff Focuses on Strategies to Promote Reproductive Rights
EU: Nordic MEPs Send Trump Letter Protesting Mexico City Policy
India: Proposed Bill Will Expand Access to Abortion
Isle of Man: Parliament Kills Assisted Suicide Measure
 
Judicial News
Colombia: Challenge to Legal Abortion    

 


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