A huge crowd is expected at the Pro Life Campaign’s National Conference 2017 which takes place on Sunday, 3rd December in the RDS, Dublin 4 from 1 – 4.30pm. At this critical time for the abortion debate in Ireland, the Conference is expected to focus on the reality of what legalised abortion actually means as opposed to the sanitised presentation of legal abortion which is repeatedly put forward at the Oireachtas Committee currently looking at the issue.
The keynote speaker on Sunday will be Abby Johnson, former director of one of the largest abortion clinics in the US. Lord David Alton, member of the British House of Lords and expert on England’s abortion law will also be one of the guest speakers.
Commenting on the conference and ongoing debate on abortion, Dr. Ruth Cullen of the Pro Life Campaign said:
“By inviting just 4 pro-life speakers to present to Committee members compared to 24 abortion advocates, the Oireachtas Committee has behaved more like a pro-repeal advocacy group rather than an impartial body. The role of a Committee of this nature is to rigorously test and scrutinise any new proposals that might involve changes to the law but that simply hasn’t happened.
“Abby Johnson and Lord Alton are examples of people who should have been invited as witnesses before the Oireachtas committee.
“Abby worked for Planned Parenthood, one of the world’s largest abortion providers for eight years, becoming a clinic director. She became increasingly appalled at what she witnessed at work on a daily basis and decided to leave the industry. Her book, ‘Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader’ became an Amazon best seller. She has been the inspiration behind numerous others leaving the abortion industry.
“Lord Alton is a member of the British House of Lords since 1997, having previously been a member of the House of Commons for 18 years. An author of 12 books to date and world respected human rights campaigner, he is best known for his work promoting the right to life of unborn babies, his outspokenness on global human rights abuses and his work in founding Jubilee Action, a humanitarian children’s charity. He is a regular visitor to Ireland, his mother having hailed from Co. Mayo.”
“Several other speakers will give presentations during the Conference which will be an excellent opportunity to hear more about how the debate is likely to develop over the coming months”
The conference takes place tomorrow, Sunday 3rd December, in the RDS Concert Hall. Abby Johnson and Lord Alton will be delivering their presentations between 3 and 4pm.
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