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Pro-life Senator Rónán Mullen re-elected to Ireland Senate with highest vote ever

Pro-life Senator Rónán Mullen has been successfully re-elected to the Seanad, the upper house of Ireland’s legislature, after topping the National University of Ireland (NUI) panel.

Rónán secured his fourth consecutive election receiving a record number of 9,642 first preference votes from a total of 38,118 – the largest ever turnout.

It is over twice the number of votes compared with the first time he ran in 2007 when he secured 4,661 votes. He retained his seats in 2011 after topping the poll with 6,459 first preference votes, doing the same again in 2016 with 9,016 first preference votes.

Rónán – a fearless defender of the unborn – said the signing into law of Ireland’s abortion legislation as a “tragic reversal of Ireland’s history of defending the most vulnerable”.

Lamenting the imposition of an extreme abortion law in Northern Ireland he described the regime as “an act of extreme moral and legislative violence” and “another dark, dark chapter in our history.”

Rónán’s victory comes after Ireland’s general election last month saw all fifteen pro-life politicians, who had voted against legalising abortion in 2018, re-elected to the lower house of Ireland’s parliament (Dáil Éireann).

In contrast, many of the country’s strident pro-abortion politicians lost their seats.

After the result was declared, Rónán said: “These are tough times for everybody. While it is good to have something to celebrate, I am mindful of the current health crisis we are all experiencing. Like everyone else, I am concerned for the safety and wellbeing of family and friends. I commend those who took time to vote in these days, and especially those who supported my campaign.

“I look forward to playing my part in developing good laws for the country at a time of tremendous challenge. I will continue to speak up and act in defence of human dignity in every way I can.”

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Dear reader

Thanks to the support from people like you, last year a major attempt to hijack the UK Government’s flagship Domestic Abuse Bill with two extreme abortion proposals failed, in a major pro-life victory.

Unfortunately, this is not the end for our opposition.

We are currently facing major threats on five separate fronts:

  1. Pro-abortion MP Rupa Huq has brought forward an amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to introduce a jail term of up to two years if a pro-lifer offers support or advice to a woman near an abortion clinic. This is a threat to unborn babies and to freedom of speech.
  2. The assisted suicide lobby has brought forward a bill to legalise assisted suicide, which was introduced to the House of Lords on 26 May.
  3. The Northern Ireland Secretary has given himself new powers to force expanded abortion services on Northern Ireland.
  4. The abortion lobby is further exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to attempt to make dangerous ‘DIY’ home abortions available permanently.
  5. The abortion lobby is expected to make another attempt to change abortion law to allow abortion on demand, for any reason, up to birth.

If these major threats from our opposition are successful, it would be a disaster. Thousands of lives would be lost. 

Fighting both the abortion and assisted suicide lobbies over this period has already made a huge dent in Right To Life UK's limited resources.

To cover this gap and ensure we effectively defeat these proposals during this period, we must raise at least £200,000.

We are, therefore, asking people like you to please give as generously as you can. Every donation, no matter how small, will make a significant difference.

By stopping these threats, YOU can save lives over this coming period.

Will you make a special gift right now to help protect vulnerable lives from these threats?

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