Day for Life 2012: Choose Life! PDF Print E-mail

Mother and ChildThe Day for Life was marked on 7th October. The Bishops of Ireland dedicated this year’s theme of ‘Choose Life’ to promoting respect for human life from the moment of conception. A number of resources have been produced and parishioners are especially asked to recite the special Prayer for the Child in the Womb during the month of October.

This reminder of the sanctity of human life from its first beginnings to its natural end comes at a time when law makers in Ireland are considering whether to legislate for abortion. The Bishops remind us of the need for appropriate medical treatment to be afforded to pregnant women while always recognising the right to life of the baby in the womb.

A Pastoral Letter has been produced and versions are available in the Irish and Polish languages. A dedicated website entitled ‘Choose Life 2012 ’ is online and contains additional information.