The gathering was also addressed by Mary Kenny from Limerick who said:
“In my second year at University I found out I was pregnant and it saddens me now to say the first thought to cross my mind was abortion. My friends talked me out of it but I often wonder what the outcome would have been, if I only had to sit in my car and drive myself twenty minutes in the road, into the Maternity Hospital in Limerick to end the life of my own child.”
Heidi Crowter, a woman with Down’s Syndrome who is a disability rights activist in England spoke about her life and the importance of valuing everyone in society. Her mother Liz also addressed the crowd, speaking about the injustice of the situation in England and Wales, where 90% of babies diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome are aborted.