Simon Harris and his fellow abortion supporters have claimed that late-term abortions will not be carried out in Ireland, but that claim is contradicted by the letter of the law that the Health Minister is pushing through the Dáil as fast as he can.
Well, you could have knocked us down with a feather when Simon Harris welcomed Peter Boylan as his Abortion-Doctor-In-Chief, with the task of rolling out abortion services across the country.
Only joking, of course, everyone saw that one coming.
Another week, another dire warning from medical experts on the absolute crisis in our health service.
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has said that emergency departments are at risk of becoming “war zones” because the HSE has no plan in place to deal with another winter of growing overcrowding.
Yesterday, the Center for Medical Progress released another video, a series of clips highlighting conversations with abortionists as they describe their trade. By the end of the day, YouTube had pulled the video down, and the Washington Post reports that a San Francisco judge has ordered David Daleiden and his attorneys, Steve Cooley and Brentford J. Ferreira to attend a hearing where he will consider holding them in contempt of court. The judge had previously blocked the release of any video footage shot at the National Abortion Federation conference, although hours of raw footage was leaked online a year and a half ago (I downloaded and reviewed the leaked footage when it came out.)
Ailbhe Smyth, member of the pro-abortion Together for a Yes 8 “Coalition”, was once my lecturer in UCD and head of then-called WERRC (Women’s Educational Research and Resource Centre Department) while I was studying for my MA in Women’s Studies.
I have been out canvassing for the Life Institute over the last couple of months. As I was speaking with people on our door to door canvass a common argument is why should women have to travel to England for an abortion. My answer to that is there should not be abortion there either.
In explaining his Damascene conversion on the road to the almost certain referendum on the 8th Amendment to the Constitution Simon Harris attempts his best Enda Kenny impression of creating an epoch-defining moment where modern Ireland repudiates its unwanted past.
There is a beautiful café that I regularly go to where the coffee is good, the staff are friendly and the food is top notch. While there, I usually pick up whatever paper is available and have a good read through it. One of the papers regularly available is The Irish Times. Last week, 20th January to 26th January, I had an opportunity to thoroughly read, explore and investigate The Irish Times on every day of its publication, excluding Sunday. Let’s just say, it made for interesting reading. Despite their repeal propaganda and deliberate attempts at brainwashing (their catchphrase is ‘You are what you read’) I’m still a firm pro-life advocate. During these six days I paid close attention to their antics, tactics and tricks that try to draw people over to the repeal/pro-abortion side. After this review, I then imagined myself in the position of the editor of The Irish Times. Below are my thoughts on what the editor’s group e-mail reviewing the week would be:
It’s easy to claim that legalising abortion is the answer to women’s difficulties. Abortion is frequently presented as a simple and personal choice, but it’s not as simple as all that. Legalised abortion has a knock-on effect for everyone in society, not just for women with a crisis pregnancy. It’s something that Ireland has to think carefully about… Here’s a list of 7 consequences of abortion in the UK, after 50 years of its legalisation. On examination of the points below, how can it possibly be claimed that legalising abortion has progressed women’s rights? We must realise that, as well as the horror of abortion itself happening, there is nothing to prevent these consequences also occurring in Ireland.