UPDATE: HLI Ireland Conference Forced to Move after Threats Rescheduled

Abortion Effects on Women’s Physical and Mental Health

Human Life International Ireland (HLI Ireland) was scrambling to find a new location for its September 30th conference, on the abortion effects on women’s physical and mental health, after being notified by the Ashling Hotel, near Dublin, it was cancelling its booking agreement. The new location is the Spencer Hotel, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1. The conference will still be held the same day, 10am-4pm, with the same world-renowned speakers.

abortion effects on women’s physical and mental health
Featured keynote speakers, Prof. Priscilla Coleman and Dr. Angela Lanfranchi.

The Ashling alleged it was forced to cancel after being inundated by pro-abortion pressure. Coincidentally, there is a pro-abortion event scheduled for the same weekend, which provoked this backlash against HLI Ireland. HLI Ireland Executive Director, Patrick McCrystal said: “This is yet another example of censorship and an attack on free speech. It is a chilling example of where our country is heading.” According to McCrystal, the manager spoke to him about receiving 50 pages of commentary and emails, complaining about the conference. There were also criticisms and attacks on social media and from a separate Facebook page, set up by pro-abortionists. Furthermore, the manager received personal visits to the hotel, intimidating the staff and threatening to host a public protest if the conference continued. In the interests of staff health and safety, the management felt they had to cancel the event.

McCrystal questioned: “Who decides who may speak in Ireland? Our speakers are two women highly respected in their fields. Yet an angry mob has decided only certain voices are allowed to be heard.”

For additional information, you may call HLI Ireland with questions at: 094-9375993. Please keep HLI Ireland in your prayers as they tirelessly work to build a Culture of Life.


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Angela Lanfranchi is a currently practicing breast cancer surgeon in New Jersey and co-founder and President of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute. Over the past 15 years she has travelled extensively speaking at medical schools, universities, cancer organizations, governmental bodies and the U.N. on breast cancer risks.

Priscilla Coleman is an Ohio-based Professor of Human Development and Family Studies. Her paper published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, drawing on data from over 800,000 participants, is the largest study in the world on the mental health effects of abortion. Dr. Coleman frequently presents her research to audiences around the world. She has given expert testimony in court, has spoken at the U.N. and testified before the U.S. Congress.

One thought on “UPDATE: HLI Ireland Conference Forced to Move after Threats Rescheduled

  1. This is unbelievable. Should not the Ashling report these threats of violence to protective authorities and proceed to facilitate the conference? So what if a pro-abortion conference is simultaneously being held. The Irish press should be requested to admonish for free speech and democracy. This conference should not cave but seek the support of the pro life people and fairness

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