Leading up to last week’s historic vote in Ireland to repeal the Eighth Amendment, the Western World had their eyes on the nation that now previously guaranteed its unborn citizens the right to life.
The pro-life community mourned as a massive movement, influenced heavily by groups from outside Ireland successfully swayed public opinion on a once deeply-held Irish respect for the life of the unborn.
A recent CNN painted a picture of the pro-abortion movement in Ireland that, disturbingly, still considers the unborn as a separate, human life. They simply believe it’s OK to end that life now.
In an article entitled Oops: CNN’s Ireland coverage admits abortion kills babies, Life Site News’s Claire Chretien points out several instances in a recent CNN report in which Irish women openly name the unborn as exactly what they are: living babies.
Titled ‘Irish abortions happen; they just don’t happen on Irish soil,’ the article explains what happens when an Irish “baby” is unwanted or has a disability. The article uses words like “mother,” acknowledging that the pregnant woman is a parent.
“They give you a feticide injection, which stops the baby’s heartbeat,” an Irish woman who had an abortion in England is quoted as saying.
Another section reads:
Arlette Lyons discovered during a routine 12-week scan that her baby had Patau syndrome, a chromosomal abnormality causing severe organ defects. The obstetrician said her baby would most likely die from a heart attack before it reached full term.
Got that? It’s a “baby,” and it’s alive. For something to be able to die, it must first be alive.
CNN also reports that some women prefer to take a ferry to England rather than fly because “it’s easier to bring the remains home.”
The remains of what? Of a “clump of cells,” or of a child not yet born but whose parent ended his life yet still feels attachment to him?
An accompanying video shares that one woman who underwent an abortion abroad opted to have her baby’s remains cremated and then sent to her in the mail.
Other quotes from the video:
“Giving birth to a baby who’s silent – there’s no words imaginable for it.”
“They tell you you can go on a ferry and bring your baby’s body back with you, but you’d need to keep a cold, you know, ice packs. Then there’s security, you know – they’ll ask what it is. I just couldn’t face any more thinking about what to do, you know. And then they offered a cremation. They have a tracking number for me, and that was Grace’s ashes being couriered home from the UK. It was carrying Grace and it was carrying my neighbor’s online shopping.”
“These abortion advocates (who no doubt are deeply hurting) are being honest,” Chretien explains. “Abortion does kill a whole, distinct, living human being, one with DNA and a body unique from his or her mother’s.”
“It seems the ‘repeal the Eighth’ movement in Ireland has conceded that the pre-born baby is, in fact, a human baby,” she explains. “Instead of relying on fake science that denies very basic human embryology to push abortion, they have moved on to suggesting that some babies are just better off dead than alive.”
This is the natural conclusion at the core of the pro-“choice” movement. The science is clear: it is a baby. Pro-aborts no longer even bother to argue that it’s not a baby. They’re trying to argue why some life has less value than other. This slippery slope has a very deep end, leading to natural arguments in defense of everything from euthanasia to eugenics to genocide.
And sadly, the only Western country that recognized the inherent value of unborn life has most likely just begun slipping.