Abortion is legal but tightly restricted in Ireland, and now
Irish lawmakers are considering a new law that would weaken the
current ban on abortion.
Pro-life groups, activists and Irish-Americans have come
alongside the largely Catholic nation in an attempt to keep it
Rev. Patrick Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense
Coalition, is telling his Irish colleagues to avoid the mistakes
made in America.
"When I was over there and spoke at large rallies, we said, 'Do
not make the mistake that America made - 40 years down the road,
over 55 million innocent children.'"
"Abortion has not helped our society and culture," Mahoney tells
OneNewsNow, "and in fact our nation is turning away from abortion
and embracing a culture of life."
Mahoney says the European Union is pushing Ireland to loosen its
abortion laws by portraying the nation as "backwards" and trailing
behind other European countries.
"So when you see the European Union ripping Ireland as being
somehow backward and Neanderthal, the real thing they are saying
there, in coded language, it's an attack on the church," says
Demonstrations are planned for today, June 7, at Irish embassies
around the world to encourage the government to uphold its
long-standing laws protecting the unborn.
Mahoney believes a vast majority of the more than 36 million
Irish-Americans living in the United States are deeply troubled
that the Irish government would legislate abortion into their
Though New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's (D) abortion expansion
bill has failed, one pro-lifer says the effort is likely to be