As Ireland gears up for a historic referendum to determine the future of its abortion law, the pro-life campaign is making its voice heard by any means possible.
In their latest public show of opposition to the repeal, pro-life campaigners drew up a massive “No” in the Dublin mountains, south of the capital city. One reporter even noted that the “No” sign, placed in a rural area beyond the city, was being guarded by a live bull.
The people who have erected a giant No sign in the Dublin mountains this evening say that they have also placed a bull in the same field to guard it. https://t.co/n6hY8qh5CM
— Christine Bohan (@ChristineBohan) May 22, 2018
The group stated that it had erected the sign in an attempt to engage in “more innovative methods of communication” as its message had been censored by radio and TV, according to thejournal.ie.
Reliably informed that the ‘knowledge’ of the Ben Bulben NO sign organisers also used in similar Dublin Mountains operation this evening, with Sligo and Donegal ‘crews’ on site @thejournal_ie @OceanFmIreland #together4Yes #LoveBoth #Sligo #donegal pic.twitter.com/SFpAFi8dDB
— Niall Delaney (@OceanNWT) May 22, 2018
Those behind the erection of a huge NO sign on Ben Bulben complete their work, insisting they have not broken any laws @OceanFmIreland #loveboth #Together4YES #8thAmendment #sligo #benbulben #leitrim pic.twitter.com/Ob5H8NgWmO
— Niall Delaney (@OceanNWT) May 17, 2018
On Friday 25 May, the Irish population will head to the polls to determine the fate of an amendment which places an equal “right to life” on both mother and unborn child. If the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution is repealed, it will pave the way for increasingly progressive abortion laws in this historically pro-life nation.
You can find out more information on the upcoming vote by visiting the official referendum website here.
Faithwire will be covering the referendum and the demonstrations expected to take place Friday as Irish citizens cast their votes.
Heading to Dublin on Friday for the #8thref — get all the information here: https://t.co/BpSUKxZtvN A successful repeal would alter the Irish constitution and usher in a new era of progressive abortion law. It really is Ireland's Roe v. Wade moment. #8thAmendment @faithwirenews
— Will Maule (@maule_will) May 23, 2018