The battle to protect life in Ireland is heating up


It’s starting to intensify in the Emerald Isle.

The Irish-based Life Institute recently rolled out a video with evidence of medical experts that abortion is NOT a treatment for suicide, to combat the effort by Irish PM Enda Kenny and his Health Minister James Reilly to legalize abortion on the basis of suicide, among other “exceptions” they are pushing for.

The video compliments this information placed in an ad in 29 newspapers across Ireland.

The intensive campaign is having an impact – the opposition leader for the Fianna Fail Party, Micheal Martin, just came out against suicide grounds as has the former Fine Gael leader, John Bruton.

Buoying the spirits of pro-life groups in Ireland is a poll recently released showing a sizable majority (66%) support legal protection of unborn.

With pro-abortion forces feeling the momentum shift, some have resorted to vandalism, such as this attack on the offices of Life Institute which rightly decried as “grotesque and vile’.

Let us continue praying for our brothers and sisters in Ireland in their battle to protect life.

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also regular contributor with Catholic Pulse. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

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