Last Saturday’s Pro Life Campaign National Seminar 2012 was a big success. Over 400 people joined us in the Alexander Hotel to hear some top class talk 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.
|Anne-Maree Quinn, Joe McCarroll, Matt Mooney (of 99Balloons.org and Eliot's dad) and Cora Sherlock at the PLC National Seminar 2012|
Professor William Binchy and Ms Caroline Simons 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.
We thank everyone who made the Seminar such a success and look forward to working together in the coming weeks to keep abortion out of Ireland. If you were present and have any comments you would like to make (positive or negative!) be sure to drop us a quick email - firstname.lastname@example.org
It was nice to see that the event also trended on twitter!
Thank you for your continued support. We will keep the pressure on and keep you posted on any important developments in the coming weeks.