Enda Kenny’s government is rushing to put abortion on the political agenda, despite the fact that the hysteria about the 8th Amendment is entirely media-driven and only important to abortion campaigners and their wealthy and powerful international backers.
The electorate rejected Labour and their abortion-obsession in the February election, and an RTÉ exit poll showed that abortion was a priority for less than 2% of voters.
Despite that, an Taoiseach has said that abortion will be the first thing on the agenda for a Citizens’ Assembly, as if dressing up this charade as a democratic exercise can hide the real intention behind this abortion push.
The right to life is recognised by Article 40.3.3 – that right cannot be granted or taken away, is it an inherent and inalienable right belonging to every one of us. Enda Kenny cannot take it from me, nor I from him. Neither can any convention take away that right from a preborn child.
Yet, we still have this notion of an assembly deciding which children can live and which can be killed with legal impunity.
It’s reminiscent of the Coliseum, a collection of politically-appointed citizens giving the thumbs up or down to innocent children, depending on the categories they deem fit to be deserving of life.It’s reminiscent of the Coliseum, a collection of politically-appointed citizens giving the thumbs up or down to innocent children, depending on the categories they deem fit to be deserving of life.
So if you’re a severely disabled preborn baby, politicos like Leo Varadkar are pushing for you to get the thumbs down.
Or if your mother has a drug addiction or lives in poverty, left-wing politicians are insisting you are better off dead, since it seems that socialism is now more about exterminating the poor than eliminating poverty.
Either way, the more vulnerable you are, or your mother is, the more likely you are to be categorised as a baby who can be aborted.
The whole scenario actually seems unreal, until you are reminded that abortion campaigners are trying to distort and twist the human instinct for compassion and decency.
There is a monstrous cowardice at play here, because the reality is that it’s all too easy for Amnesty and their cohorts to victimise unborn babies – especially those who are sick and vulnerable.
These are children who are voiceless. Children who are so helpless they can’t raise their eyes in their own defence. Children who cannot demand an inquiry or take part in a media debate to defend their lives against those who dehumanise them in order to take away their right to life.
So let’s be very clear about this: Enda Kenny wants a Citizens’ Assembly to decide which children can live and which can be killed.So let’s be very clear about this: Enda Kenny wants a Citizens’ Assembly to decide which children can live and which can be killed.
He is forgetting that the real Citizen’s Assembly is made up of the people of this nation. For more than 30 years, they have protected both mother and baby from abortion. Even Enda Kenny recognises that they will not throw away the 8th Amendment easily.
What matters now is that we step up our own outreaches, especially the Life Canvass which is reaching out to every person in the country to have a personal, one-to-one, informed conversation on abortion.
Join the Canvass. Explain to the people that abortion is not the answer, and that the right to life of every child must be protected. And urge them to keep this country’s proud record of providing a more compassionate and progressive answer than abortion.