It should come as no surprise that the Health Committee tasked with examining proposed amendments to Simon Harris’ ‘termination of pregnancy’ legislation spent most of the time discussing everything except abortion itself.
“The things I no longer believe in, I no longer do”. Bertrand de Rochambeau, president of the National Union of Gynecologists-Obstetricians, was interviewed by a journalist of the programme “Quotidien” on TMC, on Tuesday 11 September. He explained that he now refused to carry out abortions.
ENDA KENNY’S ABORTION law has fallen at the first hurdle, and has left a tiny baby, born to a vulnerable and distressed mother, struggling for life in a neo-natal ICU. This is an appalling situation, and the compassionate support required for the young woman involved was complicated, not assisted, by the abortion legislation which has now shown itself to be barbaric and unworkable.
This story is truly disturbing. According to the Huffington Post UK: “A ‘very damaged’ 13-year-old girl was ordered to have an abortion by Britain’s most senior family judge, it has been revealed. The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was impregnated by a 14-year-old boy and initially wanted to keep her baby.”
On 10th April 2014 I and some other members of Precious Life attended the European Parliament’s public hearing for the European Citizen Initiative One of Us. With nearly two million collected signatures of support, the One of Us initiative was presented as the largest petition in the European Parliament’s history. The aim of this initiative is to prevent EU funding being used to advance embryo stem-cell research and any other activity that involves the destruction of unborn human life. The success of the One of Us initiative shows that the protection of every human being from the moment of conception is a matter of great concern of European citizens. Approximately $120 million in EU development aid is currently spent each year to protect reproductive health. This initiative has given European citizens a voice to discuss and debate the allocation of this funding.
History has a terrible habit of repeating itself. The defence of human dignity is a permanent battle that engages people of goodwill. William Willberforce, a towering figure in the battle to abolish slavery, bequeathed to us a lifetime of insights that are hugely pertinent in today’s struggle to end abortion. Pro-life activists today can also take heart from his persistency throughout his adult life to abolish slavery even against extreme opposition.
Why is it that left-wingers suddenly develop an ironclad belief in government non-intervention—only when we’re talking about endorsing and funding the practice of suctioning, chemically poisoning, dismembering, and otherwise dispensing with the youngest human beings in our society? It would be amusing, I think, if it wasn’t so murderously morbid.
The global media were buzzing this week with the well-flagged announcement that Ireland’s pro-life ethos was under attack, yet again, by an international court challenge. But while the media preferred to focus on describing Ireland’s laws as ‘inhuman and cruel’, they were careful not to reveal that a million-dollar, US-based organisation is behind this new push to extend abortion in Ireland.
Every so often, one of the Irish media outlets will try to resurrect an entirely manufactured controversy about pro life groups not being registered with the political regulator, SIPO. To the interest of almost no-one at all, they will print column after column shrieking about various red herrings such as sources of funding.
Get Planned Parenthood to take a dubious court case to Europe and pay for it with Irish taxes. This is what kicked it all off; ABC v Ireland at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The court ruled in favour of ‘C’, a cancer patient who said she was unclear whether she could have an abortion in Ireland if her pregnancy affected her cancer and became life-threatening. Here are some little known facts about that case: C did not have cancer at the time of her abortion; she had completed therapy for a “rare form of cancer” and was in remission. She decided to have an abortion because she was unsure if, and how, the pregnancy would affect her on the off-chance that her cancer relapses. She said she was unsure because her GP could not provide her with sufficient information on her condition. Not surprising, this is not a General Practitioners area. No evidence was offered as to whether she sought advice from a gynae-oncologist, who specializes in cancer in pregnancy, and who would have given her all the info she required for her hypothetical scenario. In fact this case heard no medical evidence whatsoever. (1) A vague case with a questionable story that heard no medical evidence and was fought by an Planned Parenthood lawyer from America. Wait, an American interfering with Irish abortion laws? I thought that wasn’t allowed? Well it happened. And she was paid with your taxes.
A Bill has been published by the government (June 13 2013) which would allow abortions to take place in Ireland for the first time. It’s name – Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill – is a misnomer, since this Bill is primarily about legalising the deliberate killing of unborn children. There are 7 Key things you must know about this Abortion Bill.