Abortion is illegal in Ireland. This is great news for countless babies and mums, but there are those who would really like to see things change. Ever since Ireland joined the EU, there has been outside pressure to conform to the way things are done in the rest of Europe, and there are some very wealthy Americans who have also poured money into trying to push Ireland towards killing the unborn. Recently the first bill that would have legalized abortion (in this case only in “life of the mother” cases) came before the Dail (i.e. parliament) – but it was defeated by 109 votes to 20! Thousands of protestors came out to oppose the bill, and about 50 came out in support of it. It certainly won’t be the last attempt to make killing babies legal, but every one that fails is a victory for life in Ireland!