Pro-life campaigners with the LoveBoth project staged a demonstration on Letterkenny Main Street on Monday, 19th February in a bid to save the Eighth amendment.
Young and old gathered to hold up a paper chain and displays as part of the national #LivesSaved tour ahead of the abortion referendum this May. Former UCD student union president Katie Ascough led the demonstration at Market Square.
The paper chain is said to represent the 5,000 children born in Ireland each year due to the Eighth Amendment, an estimate based on analysis of abortion rates in other European countries.
The group claims that 2,800 babies have been born in Donegal due to the criminalisation of abortion in Ireland.
A Cabinet meeting is taking place today (Tuesday) to discuss the draft referendum bill in the upcoming vote to repeal the 8th. A final decision on the wording of the referendum is due to be made in two weeks’ time.