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 Irelands 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 .