Ireland is voting on the 25th to repeal legislation that makes a baby’s life equal to that of the mother’s. The Eighth Amendment as it’s called is moral common sense, but like many other countries swayed by the overemphasis of personal freedom and fear, Ireland is being pressured to remove the Eighth Amendment so legislation can be made to further legalize abortion. When did children ever become so marginalized that the world thinks their lives can be cut off with no chance to make their own life’s music?
Ireland, Vote No to repeal the Eighth Amendment.
I’ve heard more than one survivor of abortion talk about how grateful they are to have lived. Claire Culwell in the following Irish Central article found out she survived and it inspired her to go to Ireland and speak against the coming vote to make abortions available. I hope the Irish retain their commitment to what is right in valuing life and that our country comes back to what it used to value too.
Claire acknowledges that people will get abortions whether it is legal or not. She says we need to provide good alternatives. I think that is good, but we also need to reform our societies’ mentality to take sex so casually and so lustfully. That is the root of unwanted pregnancies. So if we should value our children and future generations we should also value ourselves and each other. Our families need to promote and support that.
I grew in an America where pre-teen pregnancies and sex abuse were far too common. If people valued each other and themselves enough to withhold sex and stop chasing it or forcing it, then unwanted pregnancies would be rare instead of common, and there would be no need to abort millions of children or have thousands grow up wanting a family in orphanages.