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Pro-life Irish leader included among BBC’s “100 women of 2014”

by | Oct 29, 2014


By Dave Andrusko

Cora Sherlock

Cora Sherlock

There are a number of fine pro-life organizations in Ireland. I point out the Pro Life Campaign today for two reasons.

First, we often quote from its chairwoman Cora Sherlock. She is, as they say, very, very sharp.

Second, because she miraculously was chosen as one of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s “100 women of 2014.” The BBC is about as hostile to pro-life views as you can get.

Ms. Sherlock is in some very elevated company. Among others chosen is Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who won the Nobel Peace Prize for her incredibly bravery on behalf of girls and women. (She was shot in the head by a Taliban gang but survived.) So, too, was Obiageli Ezekwesili, the former Nigerian minister, who is leading the global campaign to rescue the 250 children captured by Boko Haram.

At the other end of the spectrum—the utterly predictable—was the backlash on social media by the usual assortment of “tolerant” pro-abortionists.

“The decision was greeted with derision and outrage in certain quarters today, in particular among some Irish women,” The Journal reported. Sherlock, characteristically, responded with much more grace than her overwrought critics.

“Just because you have a difference of opinion, that opinion shouldn’t be stifled,” she said. Sherlock, who is a lawyer and a blogger, added that her inclusion on the “high-profile” list was a “fantastic honour.”

The BBC should be commended for bringing together 100 women with such diverse backgrounds and opinions.

Categories: Pro-Lifers