22nd September 2012, Dublin
The Pro Life Campaign National Seminar 2012 was a big success. Last Saturday, 22nd September, nearly 400 people joined us in the Alexander Hotel, Dublin to hear some top class talks and welcome our key-note speaker Matt Mooney from the US, father of baby Eliot Hartman Mooney and creator of 99 Balloons (the You Tube sensation about Eliot’s short life). If you haven’t already watched 99 Balloons you can view it here
Matt Mooney addressing the audience
Professor William Binchy, Legal Adviser to the Pro Life Campaign and Ms Caroline Simons, Legal Consultant updated attendees on the current legal and political situation in Ireland regarding abortion.
Professor Patricia Casey outlined the findings of key empirical research on the link between abortion and adverse mental health consequences for women. Dr Berry Kiely addressed the ethical distinction between abortion and necessary medical interventions in pregnancy, an issue that causes so much confusion in the public debate.
Professor Patricia Casey spoke about the negative mental health consequences of abortion
We thank everyone who made the Seminar such a success and look forward to working together in the coming weeks to keep Ireland abortion free. If you were present and have any comments you would like to make (positive or negative!) be sure to drop us a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org
And it was great to see that the event trended on twitter. A special shout-out to our Tweeps!
Listening to Professor Binchy’s presentation
Thank you for your continued support. We will keep the pressure on and keep you posted on any important developments in the coming weeks.