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Anti-abortion activists protest at Taoiseach's Boston College speech

ANTI-abortion activists took to Boston College to protest Taoiseach Enda Kenny's commencement speech today.

Approximately 50 protestors lined the main entrance of the prestigious school, joining Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley in boycotting the event due to Mr Kenny's stance on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

While Mr Kenny received a standing ovation for his lengthy speech to the the graduating class, outside the premises, protestors were keen to share their message and explain their upset at his presence.

Some motorists beeped in support of the protest, while one woman pulled over her car to express her disagreement. Supervising police were forced to intervene and escort the woman back to her vehicle, while she and protestors exchanged verbal argument.

John O'Donoghue, from Artane in Dublin, who is now living in Massachusetts told the Irish Independent: "He's a man who shouldn't be let inside the door here.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, David Murphy from Mallow, Co. Cork, who has been living in Boston for the last five years, attending high school here, said: "I came to protest Enda Kenny, to defend God's honour, to protect innocent life and prevent abortion from entering Ireland." He added that he, and many of his fellow protestors were keen for Ireland to return to its roots firmly engrained within the Catholic Church,

Carmel, who did not want to use her last name, from Tuam in Co, Galway, has been living in the United States for 20 years, is staunchly opposed to the introduction of abortion legislation into her native country.

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