The Pro Life Campaign has said International Women’s Day is a day where the bond between mothers and babies should be celebrated and a time to focus on making sure that proper resources are in place so that no woman feels she has no other option but to go down the road of abortion.
Marking International Women’s Day, Síle Quinlan of the Pro Life Campaign said:
“Today should be a day where the bond between mother and baby is celebrated and where we work together to ensure proper resources are in place to reduce Ireland’s soaring abortion rate. It is tragedy the way some groups mark this day with calls for wider access to abortion.
“There was the horrifying case reported a number of months back where a young woman in Ireland was locked in a room and forced to take abortion pills. Coercive abortion is a reality in Ireland today like it is in other countries but there is a very deliberate veil of silence surrounding it lest it challenge in any way the fabricated ‘choice’ narrative about abortion.
“Research conducted recently by Savanta ComRes for BBC Radio 4, revealed that 15% of women in the UK (aged 18-44) said that at some point in their life they experienced pressure to go through with an abortion they didn’t want to have.
“Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women. Instead of pushing for more abortion on days like today, we should be working together to put proper safeguards in place to protect women from coercive abortion and to help create a society where no woman ever feels she has no choice but to go down the road of abortion.”