Tonight the Irish Parliament, the Dail, will vote on the Abortion Bill. By all accounts it will pass, but a minority of TDs, men and women of integrity will oppose it and face political consequences. This may well be the saddest day for Ireland since the foundation of the state. Let us pray for Ireland, for our unborn children, for women with unwanted pregnancies, and for our TDs and senators who stand for conscience and life despite the temptations and intimidations inflicted on them over the past few weeks: we commend them to the intercession of St Thomas More and St Patrick.
If you can, join a vigil outside Leinster House this evening.