Ireland has been described by the pro-abortion lobby as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the pro-life movement, but there is a new and lethal determination to remove that jewel and the danger is imminent. Ireland is currently under more pressure to introduce abortion than ever before.
Why do we say this?
Following a recent judgement at the European Court of Human Rights known as the A,B and C case in which three women challenged Ireland’s constitutional ban on abortion, the Irish Government has appointed an expert group to review the current position.
For decades Ireland has bravely held out against the introduction of abortion despite constant pressure from the abortion industry, the media, UN Agencies and Committees and many pro-abortion member States of the UN.
Earlier this year, Socialist Clare Daly introduced a bill under the misleading heading of “Medical Treatment (Termination of Pregnancy in the case of Risk to Life of Pregnant Women)” Bill 2012, creating a false impression that women in Ireland are currently being denied necessary medical treatment because of the lack of abortion laws.
Health Minister Reilly, instead of countering the false impression that had been created, welcomed this pro-abortion bill and placed his view on record the sponsors of the Bill had proposed it “for the best of motivations and for the right reasons”. He also said that six previous governments had taken no steps to legislate on abortion and he assured the sponsors of the bill that the present Government “will not be the 7th”.
It seems clear from Minister Reilly’s speech that he expects that the only real option open to him is to legislate in favour of abortion but there are other options such as a new amendment to copper-fasten the protection of unborn life or simply retaining the status quo which has served very well despite the constant attacks from the pro-abortion forces
What is needed?
· International support
· And most of all prayer
Following the phenomenally successful 50th International Congress we wish to encourage all Catholic readers to commit to an hour of Eucharistic adoration every week specifically for the intention of protecting unborn life in Ireland. We would also ask members of other denominations or faiths to commit to an hour of prayer each week for the same intention.
We at European Life Network (ELN) would very much appreciate if you could let us know if you are willing to join in this call to prayer and Eucharistic Adoration by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to us at the following address
Glenrue, Ballinclea Road, Killiney, Co Dublin, Ireland