The Life Institute has said that the twelve short months that have passed since the repeal of the 8th amendment have made it abundantly clear that the vote was a mistake and that abortion is nothing to celebrate.
According to a RTE report, after just four months of legalised abortion, campaigners are already calling to have the 12-week limit pushed back - and the three-day waiting period scrapped. They estimate at least 10,000 Irish abortions every year under the new law.
A leaked memo from the Department of Health to the Cabinet, has revealed that, contrary to the claims of the Government, the media, and pro-abortion campaigners during the referendum, the number of Irish women undergoing abortions is expected to rise once the Government’s new abortion regime comes into force, and that it is likely abortion clinics will be needed to meet the increased level of demand.
Simon Harris has become a darling of the progressive media, and these members of the media seem to be rewarding Simon for his enthusiasm for legalising abortion by absolving him of any blame or criticism from the ever-worsening state of the Health Service.
Last week, the British media reported on the tragic case of a woman who died after a delayed diagnosis of sepsis during miscarriage. Mrs Reeta Saidha was not offered a surgical termination because doctors advised her to wait and undergo the miscarriage naturally.
After the shocking results of the referendum which was a triumph of cruelty over compassion, and of deceit over democracy, many voices were raised in support of the courageous pro-life position shared by almost 724,000 people who voted No.
Up to 500 family doctors would be in danger of of leaving the health service if Simon Harris tries to force them to refer for abortion and deny them a full right to conscientious objection.
At a time when the HSE is in crisis, and when GPs have warned of an impending serious shortage of family doctors, it would be both reckless and dangerous of the government to refuse doctors a right to a conscientious objection in the matter of killing preborn babies.
Pro-life TD Carol Nolan has resigned from Sinn Féin after the party passed a motion at its Ard Fheis supporting abortion-on-demand - while also rejecting a motion allowing members the right to vote with their conscience on abortion.