BREAKING NEWS IRELAND
INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT AT PRO-LIFE CONVENTION
Dawn today was a soft Irish day, the sky soft hues of greys and whites. Dublin Castle, the heart of the beautiful City, looked down with softly glowing light through the windows as young and old, infants and citizens in their nineties, made their way over the historic cobbles on their way to stand as Voices for Unborn Life. The People of Ireland, who through the ages have followed St Patrick and the Christ of the Gael, converged on the capital for this National Convention for Life.
As this historic day dawned, people converged on the ancient Castle from all streets.
600 people had registered for the Convention.
900 people packed the Conference Hall to the doors, as they attended in support of Unborn Life in Ireland.
JOSIAH PRESLEY, ABORTION SURVIVOR
The young man stood with dignity at the podium as he spoke of his survival of abortion experience. Mr Josiah Presley underwent the abortion curettage procedure, which cuts a baby limb from limb. Josiah believes it is probable he had a twin who was delivered dismembered. After birth, Josiah was adopted in America. Today Josiah spoke out against abortion and in favour of Adoption. Of all the arguments against abortion, the suffering of this innocent young man as he wondered aloud in front of the audience whether his birth parents ever think about him - and wondered about the twin he had possibly shared the womb with - is the most powerful. The infliction of physical and emotional suffering on any innocent human being is against the moral law (Matthew 7;12 'Do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets'.)
Josiah went on to reflect how he hears people ask, what about the woman's right over her body? he questions, what about the rights of the unborn child?
In other words, as abortion survivor - what about my rights?
Josiah spoke of the happiness he experiences as part of his present family into which he was lovingly adopted and cherished. Josiah enourages Adoption as a better option than Abortion.
People travelled in from all over the globe to attend the Convention of Life and support Pro-Lifers in their non acceptance of the Abortion Law in Ireland.
Delegates who attended;
Mr Luca Volonte is a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
Dr Rafael Cabrera, Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics Nicaragua
Dr Peter Saunders, Chief Executive of the Christian Medical Fellowship, which has membership of 4,500 Doctors. He is also Campaign Director of the Care Not Killing Alliance
Mr Luis Losada, Spanish journalist and TV presenter with high profile TV stations and print media.
Mr Losada is a consultant to many organisations and a leading Pro-Life advocate
Mr Josiah Presley
Ms Jill Stanek PRO-LIFE LEADER
Ms Lila Rose LIVE ACTION
Senator Jim Walsh SENATOR
TD Mattie McGrath TD
Ms Niamh Ui Bhriain LIFE INSTITUTE
Ms Carolyn O'Meara GIANNA CARE
Ms Bernadette Smyth PRECIOUS LIFE
Ms Tracey Harkin EVERY LIFE COUNTS
Mr Declan Ganley LIBERTAS INSTITUTE
Dr Eoghan de Faoite YOUTH DEFENCE
MESSAGES BY VIDEO
Fr Frank Pavone PRIESTS FOR LIFE
Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames SENATOR GALWAY
FR FRANK PAVONE USA
The Convention began with the Rosary recited by a dedicated Priest. It was a privilege to join in the devout prayer as delegates quietly streamed in from all over the world. The day began with a prayer, and Blessing was given during the day by the Priest. A personal message by video from Fr Frank Pavone from USA to all Delegates to the Convention of Life was moving and inspiring. As the Delegates spoke of Pro-Life issues, the Right to Life of the Unborn Child was emphasised.
"Human life is inviolate"
"These are small lives but they are human lives"
"Abortion is a destruction of beautiful, innocent human beings"
"Life is the most important value we have' Luis Losada
"Jesus Christ says, 'What you do to the least of these, you do unto me" Lila Rose
THE WAY FORWARD
Vox Populi has not accepted the Abortion Bill in Ireland. The People of Ireland will never accept the Abortion Bill.
The way forward is clear; "We are God's voices for the unborn" (Jill Stanek).
GROUPS ATTENDING CONVENTION
AMERICANS UNITED FOR LIFE - Defending Life Through the Law from Roe v. Wade to Today
GIANNA CARE - Providing free life-affirming and compassionate care to those facing an unexpected pregnancy and reaching out to those suffering after abortion
P.F.C. - PREPARE FOR CHANGE
FAMILY AND LIFE
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Help is needed to continue the work of Vox Populi in Ireland for the Unborn Child.
Donations and Volunteers are urgently needed to continue the dedicated work of Life Institute.
Why not Volunteer to help with this worthy cause?
To Donate; -
Volunteers are needed for Precious Life - Volunteering an hour of prayer per week
Volunteers for Precious Life means taking the first step in becoming part of an experienced team of dedicated Pro-Lifers
EVERY LIFE COUNTS
Every Life Counts is a support network for parents who have been told their Unborn Child has a very serious abnormality, and may have a limited life. Every Life Counts are seeking state-funded proper perinatal Hospice services for parents and children in all meternity hospitals. This organisation also offers a forum for parents to share their memories and their love for their children. If you wish to know more, contact http://www.everylifecounts.ie/
Gianna Care provides free life-affirming and compassionate care to those facing an unexpected pregnancy and reaching out to those suffering after abortion. Volunteers give their time by standing at the door of abortion referral centres, offering immediate and practical help to women and their families. All of Gianna Care's services are free of charge and they rely entirely on donations.
To Donate; http://www.giannacare.ie/donations.html
Curettage Abortion; https://www.spuc.org.uk/education/abortion/abortion-images/dilation-curettage