The Irish public fails to see that Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s new bill to “clarify” the abortion statute in Ireland, says John Aroutiounian in today’s column, “is only the first front in a long-planned, well-coordinated storm.”
Never mind that the organization representing Ireland’s doctors feels that the law is unnecessary, and never mind that countless medical experts have testified that abortion can compound the risk for women contemplating suicide.
The result, whether Kenny intends it or not, will mean a fatal break in the Irish pro-life consensus. The suicide loophole, which allows a woman to have an abortion if she receives the approval of three doctors, will quickly be exploited when information spreads regarding who the doctors sympathetic to the pro-choice cause are (see the similar case of New Zealand). And, within no time at all, Ireland will have de facto abortion on demand.
Read the full column here.