Catholic Church rallies support
The Irish Catholic Church has launched a month-long campaign calling for its members to make their opposition to abortion known to public representatives.
The campaign was launched following the establishment by the Government last year of an expert group to examine the decision of the 2010 European Court of Human Rights in the ABC case, concluding that abortion would be legal where there was a risk to the life of the woman. Bishop of Killala John Fleming said yesterday the way the Government responded “could allow for the introduction of pro-abortion legislation for the first time in Ireland”. The Irish bishops are asking Catholics to make their opposition to abortion known to public representatives so “the safety of all children in the womb will be preserved”.