Pro-Family Protest at Dáil Éireann & the Abortion Saga

| November 30, 2012

Pro-Family Poster from a Protester in Defense of Christian Ethics at Dáil Éireann on Tuesday Last

Almost every Irish news bulletin in the last month has included a major headline concerning the abortion saga. Savita Halappanavar died on 28th October in University Hospital Galway following a miscarriage. Many suggested that her death came as a consequence of Ireland’s strict anti-abortion laws.

Before any details regarding the specifics of the case had been established, pro-abortionists had hijacked the case. Incessant demands have been made that Irish law’s prohibition on abortion be changed. Pro-abortion organizations have mobilized their resources with vigour in an unprecendented attack on Ireland’s protection of the unborn

In swift response, a pro-family protest from Co.Offaly was held at Dáil Éireann on Tuesday 27th November. The protest recognized the Christian ethics upon which our nation is founded and has advanced and the utter incompatibility of proposed abortion legislation with such ethics. It represented further the strong current of resistance in the country against the present effort to advance the cause of evil.

In the face of a furious onslaught, Ireland’s conviction concerning the value of all human life has re-asserted itself. Concerned and respected individuals from parents to medical specialists to TDs and Senators have spoken out. Life is a gift from God. It is not ours to take away. Rather, it is our moral responsibility, and chiefly that of our leaders, to continue to protect and preserve it.

In the present scenario it is commendable that truth not fall in the street (Isaiah 59:14). Remember also that “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” (Edmund Burke).

Truth is under attack in every generation. The protection of the life of the unborn is among the challenges the upright face today. May we not prove unfaithful.

If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point that the world and the devil are at the moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ and to be steady on all the battlefield  besides is merely flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.

Martin Luther (Luther’s Works. Weimar Edition. Briefwechsel, vol. 3, pp. 81f.)

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  1. John says:

    If you read the details of the Savita Halappanavar case, it is clear that the foetus spent several days in the womb simply dying and in distress. If an abortion had been performed the mother would not have developed septicemia and multiple organ failure. I respect your opinions on abortion, but I think that when the foetus is going to pass away anyway and the mother’s life is in risk, the mother’s life should be saved.

    • Cat says:

      Agree. Life is a gift from God. So save the mother’s life rather than let the dead foetus kill her. Where were the doctors here?

    • Enoch Burke says:

      Yes, I agree with you both. I believe that Irish law as it stands should have led to what you describe – the life of the mother being saved. What I object to is hijacking this case to justify the introduction of (needless and immoral) abortion.

      • John says:

        So if I’ve gathered correctly, you are pro-life but you agree with some liberties such as saving the mother’s life if the foetus is going to pass away. What about cases where the foetus cannot survive outside the womb?