Oh, Ireland, how far you have fallen! It was grisly enough that in May, the country repealed the Eighth Amendment to its constitution, which protected unborn babies, but now they have made another law that makes abortions free.
We are not talking coverage for emergency or high-risk medical abortions. No, this is a free for all for any woman who wants it for whatever reason. The bill passed on December 19 with a vote of 90 to 15, with 12 abstentions. It allows women to terminate their pregnancies on the government dime up to 12 weeks in, or later in cases of medical emergencies and serious risks.
Warm, fuzzy feeling? Sick!
While researching this disturbing new law, I came across a very distressing article on The Slot’s website. In an article titled “Ireland Will Ring in the New Year with Free, Legal Abortion,” written by Frida Garza, I found some truly horrifying remarks that show just how hellbent society has become on destroying itself.
The first paragraph starts with this sick comment:
“Wait, what is this warm, nice feeling in my heart? Some good news? My friends, yes: Abortion will be free and legal in Ireland starting in the new year, once the president signs off on the new legislation.”
The lack of regard for the lives of unborn children is disturbing. Bríd Smith, member of Irish parliament and the People Before Profit socialist party, said of the amendment repeal:
“It was one of those rare moments in life when you feel such joy, the sheer joy of beating back the Catholic Church’s agenda, really beating it back for once. And pride, because we put a huge amount of effort into it and had witnessed a new generation of young Irish people completely different to what we had known.”
Utter joy? Utter disgust, more like it.
New Form of Birth Control
They have opened the doors for a new kind of birth control – the free abortion. Since it is offered to anyone for any reason, you know there will be those who will stop bothering to use protection, as all they have to do is go to the clinic and get a free pill. As long as the fetus is 12 weeks or younger, women will not be turned away.
One of the big contentions in the bill was a proposal that would require counseling for women considering the procedure; however, that was shot down quickly. The callous discussions over whether an unborn fetus should be given a pain reliever before ending its life, or if it should have some form of burial afterward, are horrendous. as independent politician Mattie McGrath said, there is “no provision in the bill for treating the remains of aborted babies with respect or dignity.” The fact that these points even need to be addressed means people are aware they are heartlessly discussing ending a human life, and what to do with the remains afterward.
At least medical professionals are not forced by law to perform these abortions if they do not want to for personal or moral reasons. However, they will still be required to refer the women to doctors who will, and that does not sit well with those who would like to at least offer other alternatives.
Happy New Year, Ireland! You’ve not only changed your constitution; you’ve gone and made murdering babies both legal and free.