THE SERVANT GENERAL
ASSAULTS ON FAITH, FAMILY AND LIFE
IRELAND’S VOTE – 3
Pro-abortion liberals will not stop in their continued and
deepening assaults on faith, family and life. Now the proposal
is to allow abortion up to 12 weeks, then 24 weeks, then at
any time, then even after the baby is born, if seen to have
a defect. Now abortion is to be legalized, then pro-life prayer
outside abortion mills will be banned, then any other pro-life
activity will be outlawed. These diabolical forces will go
all out in implementing the evil one’s agenda.
After legalizing abortion, lawmakers now want
to restrict pro-life activity
DUBLIN (ChurchMilitant.com) - After
legalizing abortion last week, Ireland is considering banning
pro-lifers from praying outside of abortion mills.
The May 25 referendum saw 66 percent of the Emerald Isle's
2.15 million voters throwing their support behind the killing
of unborn children. Pro-abortion
politicians are now weighing in ways to prevent pro-lifers
from ministering to women outside of abortuaries.
Health Minister Simon Harris is seeking to create "buffer"
zones to shield abortion-seeking women from "abusive
or offensive images," which are nothing more than images
of unborn babies. The proposed legislation will form part
of those laws being considered to legalize abortion for any
reason up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.
But pro-lifers are saying the
buffer zone proposal is another attempt to "silence"
the voices of those who provide mothers with information and
support, including the risks of abortion and facts about the
developing unborn baby.
This comes as the Irish government is also considering subsidizing
the cost of abortions, allowing for the murder of an unborn
child to be accessible for any woman, regardless of economic
circumstances. And Ireland is thinking of keeping abortion
within its state system, preventing the set-up of outside
"Our priority is that no woman is treated differently
because of her economic circumstances part of the reason
we legalized abortion is to ensure women no longer turned
to the web for abortion pills," a source recently told
the Irish Independent. "We want women to have a full
range of options open to them, and while some will opt to
have a termination after the 72-hour pause period, others
Lawmakers are considering whether to extend the summer session
in order to pass abortion legislation that would also allow
abortion for up to six months for certain "mental health"
reasons. The law could go into effect as early as January
2019. But there is fear that Ireland's abortion law will mirror
Britain's, where one in five pregnancies end in abortion every
In Britain, abortion is legal up to 24 weeks of pregnancy,
and most killings are owing to "mental health,"
comprising 97 percent of abortions in England and Wales in
Before last Friday's abortion vote, pro-lifers exposed the
"extreme" nature of the referendum that was the
most significant since 1983. The Eighth Amendment the
constitutional provision protecting the right to life for
the unborn was passed that same year with 67 percent
The Eighth Amendment declared that "the State acknowledges
the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the
equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws
to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend
and vindicate that right."
Doctor Eamon McGuinness, past chairman of the Institute of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists, told The Irish Times in April
that the Eighth Amendment "prevents Irish doctors from
deliberately, as an elective matter, causing the death of
an unborn child. It awards to the child in the womb the right
to have their life protected in Irish hospitals."
People with disabilities and their families warned that the
decriminalization of abortion could result in a spike in the
number of terminations owing to Down syndrome and fetal abnormalities.
"'Kill' is such a horrible word, it's such a nasty word,
but how else do I describe taking a life before its natural
end, that someone could choose to end another person's life
that is a human, maybe a small human, but still, nonetheless,
a human?" said Anne Mulligan, an Irish mother who has
a daughter with Down syndrome.