Pro-lifers took to the streets of Dublin on Saturday to urge the country to vote ‘no’ in the upcoming referendum on abortion. The Irish constitution’s Eighth Amendment pledges to “defend and vindicate” the equal right to life of the unborn and the mother, “as far as practicable”. A vote to repeal the pledge is set to take place at the end of May. The organisers estimate that ‘Rally for Life’ attracted 90,000 supporters. The Save The Eighth campaign, who led the rally, said it was “overwhelmed” by the attendance – one of the largest pro-life marches ever held in the country. Spokeswoman Niamh Uí Bhriain said: “Ireland is at a defining point in our history, and we are challenging the people to reject the abortion industry and to demand better for mothers and babies.” “We know that in repealing the right to life there is no going back”.