Updated: 21/02/18 : 13:32:43
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LoveBoth Project “Lives Saved” Tour Arrives in Sligo

The LoveBoth Project nationwide “Lives Saved” information tour arrived in Sligo this week.

The “Lives Saved” tour is visiting towns and cities around the country between now and the summer, highlighting the estimated 100,000 lives* that have been saved by the 8th Amendment.

The ‘Lives Saved’ campaign features personal stories of women who faced a crisis pregnancy and whose babies owe their life to the 8th Amendment.

The event took place at Rockwood Parade on Tuesday, 20th February at 4pm.

 A spokesperson for the LoveBoth Project, Katie Ascough, said: “We are very excited to bring the “Lives Saved” Tour to Athlone as part of a nationwide journey that will provide a new perspective on the abortion debate in Ireland.”

“According to an independent study carried out in 2016, 100,000 people are alive in Ireland today thanks to the 8th Amendment.  When that figure is broken down, you find that 1,200 people in the Sligo region have been saved by the 8th. These people, and their families, were the focus of our event here today.

“Our campaign features many personal stories of women who faced a crisis pregnancy and whose babies owe their life to the 8th Amendment.  It is these women and their personal stories, which the media rarely focuses on, that we want to remind people of: because abortion hurts women and it hurts babies.

“Before Ireland considers scrapping the 8th Amendment, we are asking the Irish people to think carefully about the consequences of removing a pro-woman, pro-baby law that has saved an estimated 100,000 lives over two decades?”

Katie concluded: “We hope that the nationwide tour, which we will be rolling out over the coming weeks in towns and cities, will act as a reminder to the Irish people of the value of the 8th Amendment, which has provided protection for mothers and babies in such a positive way.”