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Pro-life group to hold vigil after denied abortion

The Pro Life Campaign described the response by pro-choice groups as “undignified clamour”.

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THE PRO LIFE Campaign is planning to hold an ‘equal care vigil’ outside the Dáil later this evening.

This follows news that a woman who had been raped and was suicidal was refused an abortion under the new Protection of Life During Pregnancy legislation. Her baby was delivered early by caesarean section.

Up to two thousands people gathered in Dublin’s city centre on Wednesday to protest over Ireland’s abortion laws after the story emerged. Protesters held signs saying “Raped, Pregnant, Suicidal, Forced C-Section – Ireland 2014,” and “I’m not a vessel”.

The Pro Life Campaign said speakers at its vigil later will “challenge the undignified clamour from pro-choice advocates for more abortion as a premature baby struggles for life in an Irish hospital”. Caroline Simons and Cora Sherlock of the Pro Life Campaign are among the speakers who will address the gathering.

It starts at 7.30pm outside the Dáil and two other pro-life groups are to hold a vigil tomorrow afternoon on Dublin’s O’Connell Street.

Another pro-choice march will also leave from the Spire tomorrow afternoon at 2pm.

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