People of South Down brave rain to ask local representatives to Repeal Section 9

Director of Northern Ireland’s leading pro-life organisation, Bernadette Smyth described both events on Monday August 17th and Wednesday August 19th as the “Human rights battle of our day” in which even the weather could not dampen supporter’s enthusiasm for standing up for every unborn baby of Northern Ireland.

She said: “It is great to be raising awareness and highlighting the plight of babies yet to be born. Despite the rain, it is testimony to the indomitable spirit of the pro-life supporter and their determination to stand up and give witness to the thousands of unborn babies who will perish because of this new unjust law which was thrust upon the people of the province against their will by Westminster.”

She added: “The people of Warrenpoint and Newcastle want their public representatives and MLA’s to know they want to see the unjust law, contained in Section 9 of the Northern Ireland Executive Formation Act, overturned immediately.”

Attending the roadshow at the Diamond in Warrenpoint and the roundabout in Newcastle was single mother of two, Yvonne.

Yvonne wanted to support the Precious Life Repeal Section 9 campaign roadshows because her twin daughter’s Erin and Eden were saved by the help and support of counsellors at Stanton Healthcare (Belfast) – the pro-life alternative for women.

She said: “No matter what this new law says, it’s never right to take the life of an unborn baby. For any woman who finds herself facing an unplanned pregnancy I’d ask them to reach out - I did. I was in the midst of a crisis pregnancy and I reached out to one of their trained counsellors who helped and empowered me. My twin girls are three and a half years-old now and this is my way of saying thank you to Precious Life and Stanton for being there for me.”

A member of NI Fire service turned out to support the campaign at Warrenpoint. He said, “Within my role as fire fighter I save lives but I see that all lives are worthy of being saved,”.

“That is why I have turned out here in Warrenpoint on a wet Monday afternoon because young babies in the womb are relying on us.” He asked: “How far would you go to save a life?”

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