Youth Defence has launched a new and exciting billboard campaign to protect the human embryo.
"The colourful and striking billboard is part of our You Me Everybody campaign, which is just one project we're rolling our right now to protect the human embryo," said Dr Eoghan de Faoite of Youth Defence. "It focuses the attention of the public on the fact that 'we're all just grown-up embryos' and on the need to protect life right now since our government will being forward legislation on the human embryo very soon, and that legislation should defend the right to life from conception."
Youth Defence's focus on the human embryos comes in advance of government legislation promised in the coming months which was expected to attempt to limit the legal protection of embryos outside the womb and to allow for embryonic stem cell research.
Pope Benedict has called on all Catholics to join in a vigil of prayer which will be celebrated in local parishes and dioceses at the beginning of Advent.