Dublin Parish Hosts Pro-Abortion Meeting


Parishioners in Dublin’s Aughrim Street parish were shocked to learn that their parish centre was used to launch a political campaign to abolish Ireland’s constitutional protections for unborn children.


The meeting, organised by Sinn Féin, was billed as the first of a series of ‘Repeal and Enact’ community meetings, and it took place at Holy Family Parish Centre on Dublin’s Prussia Street, on June 22.


The speakers at the meeting were Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald, Orla O’Connor from the National Women’s Council of Ireland, and Gerry Edwards from the pro-abortion campaign group Termination for Medical Reasons.


Deputy McDonald said that Sinn Féin intends to roll the campaign out across the country with a succession of public meetings. Commenting on the “good attendance” at the meeting, local Sinn Féin Councillor Janice Boylan invited people “to come on board and join the party if they want to change the legislation that’s there at the moment”.


Mr Edwards thanked Sinn Féin for arranging the meeting, saying, “I think it’s really important that we all get out into the communities, get talking to people at the grassroots level”, with this being echoed by Ms O’Connor, who said, “it’s really important to have conversations in local communities”.

The Irish Catholic. June 29.

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