Major pro-life rally to speak up against aborting babies with a disability
A major pro-life Rally taking place this Saturday will bring thousands to the streets of Dublin to speak up against aborting unborn babies with a disability.
Speakers at the Rally for Life will include people with disabilities and their families who are supporting the ‘Every Life Matters’ theme of this year’s Rally.
“The Rally for Life is always a major celebration of Life, and this year’s theme emphasises that legalising abortion for any kind of a disability leads to the horrific situation we’re seeing in many other countries, such as Britain, where 90 per cent of children with Down Syndrome are aborted before birth,” said Niamh Uí Bhriain of the Rally for Life Committee.
Kevin Trainer, who has Down Syndrome, will travel from Louth to be at the Rally on Saturday with his family. His mother Anne says that Kevin “goes to school every day with a massive smile on his face. He lights up every room he walks into. His father says Down Syndrome should be called Up Syndrome”.
“It breaks my heart to read that more than 90 per cent of babies with Down Syndrome are aborted in Britain,” she said. “We don’t want Ireland to follow this example. And we don’t want our law to be changed to say that its ok to abort any baby with any disability. Saying that abortion should be legal for children with a disability is the greatest discrimination of all and we should say No to that.
“Why are Amnesty International calling for Ireland’s abortions laws to be changed and calling abortion “a human right?” What is humane about aborting a baby simply because they have an extra set of chromosomes?” said Ms Trainer.
The Rally for Life is Ireland’s premier pro-life event which brings thousands onto the street every year. “It’s a huge celebration of life, with face-painting and balloons and music and there’s a great festive atmosphere, but the Rally also sends a powerful pro-life message to the city, to the public, and to the government – and this year’s message is that Ireland should continue to protect the right to life of unborn children with disabilities,” said Niamh Uí Bhriain.
“We’re seeing the number of women travelling for abortion to Britain fall, we’re seeing more and more young people join the pro-life movement, and we’re seeing that there is always a better answer than abortion,” she said. “The government needs to respect the most fundamental right of all for people with disabilities, the right to life.”
The Rally for Life is organised by Youth Defence, the Life Institute and Precious Life. It begins at 2pm this Saturday on Parnell Square before marching to the Dáíl.Tags: Abortion, disabled, Down Syndrome, dublin, Ireland, pro-life, rally, Rally for Life