Irlanda 

A Irlanda do Norte, tal como a República da Irlanda, sempre foi um baluarte da defesa da vida, em claro contraste com a cultura de permissividade reinante na Grã-Bretanha, ao longo das últimas décadas. A organização pró-vida Precious Life, sedeada em Belfast, conseguiu este dezembro, após anos de luta, de intervenção - e também de oração - que a "cadeia de clínicas abortistas Marie Stopes fechassem as portas finalmente no território. Como refere a líder do movimento, "As mulheres irlandesas, e os seus bébés, merecem melhor!"

http://www.lifenews.com/2017/12/05/marie-stopes-abortion-business-closes-office-in-belfast-northern-ireland/

Marie Stopes Abortion Business Closes Office in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Precious Life   Dec 5, 2017   |   6:52PM    Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

Northern Ireland’s leading pro-life group Precious Life are celebrating the news today that the Marie Stopes abortion agency is closing its Belfast office.

Director of Precious Life, Bernadette Smyth said, “We are celebrating this massive pro-life victory. When Marie Stopes opened in Belfast in 2012, Precious Life made a vow to ‘close the door’ on Marie Stopes. For the past 5 years, Precious Life has maintained a pro-life presence outside the office – sacrificing many hours in reaching out to abortion-minded women, thus saving countless lives.”

She added, “Marie Stopes has never been needed – nor wanted! – in Northern Ireland. In fact, over 70,000 people signed our STOP MARIE STOPES Petition Campaign, which was presented to the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2013. Then the majority of Assembly members voted against private abortion centres like Marie Stopes operating in Northern Ireland.

Bernadette Smyth concluded, “This closure of Marie Stopes Belfast is all down to the dedication, commitment, and hard work of Precious Life volunteers. We will now accelerate our efforts in helping women with unplanned pregnancies, liaising with agencies like Stanton Healthcare NI – because women and babies deserve better than Marie Stopes.”