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PIC: Pro-Life Van With Pointed Caption Parked Outside Galway Cathedral

By Darragh Berry

April 23, 2018 at 8:49am

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It's just over a month until the Irish public get the chance to have their say on the Eighth Amendment.

The referendum is due to take place on May 25. 

On Sunday evening, a Pro-Life van was parked outside the front of the Galway Cathedral. 

The Galway Cathedral - situated near the National College of Ireland, Galway and the Salmon Weir Bridge - was dedicated on 15 August 1965, and is the youngest of Europe's great stone cathedrals. 

It is dedicated to Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas and is well-known for holding the week-long Solemn Novena in February. 

The van had two photos facing the road which read: 'The 8th Amendment Saves Lives' as well as 'If abortion was legal when I was pregnant, Rosa might not be alive today'.

Abortion Galway Van 2

Just a couple of metres down the road near the area of Woodquay, Social Democrats associates were putting up 'Vote Yes' posters on poles. 

The group have announced that they will be backing the campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment as they believes it's a healthcare issue. 

As well as launching their 'Yes For Repeal' in Galway on Sunday, they also launched the campaign in Dublin and Cork. 

According to Nova Radio, opinion polls over the weekend show support for the Yes side in the abortion referendum has dropped slightly, but still holds the majority vote.

READ NEXT: VIDEO: The 10-Minute Film That RTÉ Has Banned Until The Referendum Is Over


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