I was almost aborted after my mother came under tremendous pressure to end my
life. But she stayed strong and gave me the precious gift of life. I am so thankful to her for giving me the dignity everyone should have. I feel grateful to live in Ireland where the right to life of unborn babies is still protected.

In France, where I grew up, one in every five pregnancies ends in abortion. Once abortion is legalised, there is no going back. It is sad to hear all the calls for
repeal of the 8th Amendment. Because of my personal circumstances, I’ve come to understand that each of us is unique and irreplaceable.