By Pat Buckley
Pro abortion forces in Ireland have announced that a private members bill will be introduced in Dail Eireann (the Irish Parliament) in a new attempt to introduce abortion in Ireland.
The announcement which was published in the Irish Times on Friday last February 17th says that legislation to provide for limited access to abortion will be introduced in the Dáil this week by Socialist Party TD, Clare Daly, in private members’ time, and will be voted on in the House on April 19th.
According to the report over 60 organizations and individuals – including seven TDs, (members of parliament) two Senators, trade unions, academics and doctors – have called for “immediate legislation in line with the infamous ‘X’ case.”
Pro-life organizations together with many lawyers, including some who are pro-abortion, believe that the “X Case” decision represents a flawed interpretation of article 40.3.3 of the Irish Constitution and can only be described as a complete travesty of justice that defies logic. Nevertheless pro-abortionists have been using this judgment to try to persuade successive Irish Governments to legalize abortion.
According to the World Health Organization, Ireland, (without recourse to abortion) is one of the safest places in the world for a mother to have a baby.
Editor’s note. This appeared on the blog of the European life network at http://europeanlifenetwork.blogspot.com/2012/02/new-attempt-to-introduce-abortion-in.html