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Irish Government Will Now Force Catholic Hospitals to Perform Abortions

Will Maule : Jun 20, 2018 : Faithwire.com

"Euthanasia will follow next. If a hospital can be compelled to kill before birth, then it certainly can be compelled to kill after birth." -Carl Jacobs

(Ireland)—[Faithwire.com] In the build-up to the landmark referendum held to decide the future of abortion law in Ireland, it was clear that the tide was turning in favor of the pro-abortion crowd. With the Catholic Church continuing to fade into the background of Irish society, and with pro-lifers facing increasing hostility for voicing their support for the sanctity of life, the outcome was almost inevitable. (Photo: Creative Commons/ Pixabay)

The eighth amendment of the Irish constitution, which protected the life of the mother and unborn child, was repealed. It follows that the Irish government, headed by the exceedingly liberal Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, would be urgent in their passing of legislation that essentially provides "abortion on demand" up to 12 weeks, and makes certain provisions for later-term terminations.

However, amid the rather feeble conciliatory promises of "conscientious objection," lawmakers in favor of liberalizing Ireland's abortion laws have shown their true colors--absolutely nothing about the implementation of easy-access abortion services will be optional. Varadkar made this abundantly clear when, just last week, he announced that even Catholic-affiliated hospitals will enjoy no exemption from performing terminations, as per the new legislation.

"It will not be possible for publicly-funded hospitals, no matter who their patron or owner is, to opt out of providing these necessary services which will be legal in this state once this legislation is passed by the Dáil and Seanad (senate)," Varadkar said, according to the BBC.

Varadkar added that the new legislation "will allow individuals to opt out based on their consciences or their religious convictions but will not allow institutions to do so."

This is set to be an utter nightmare for many of those deeply religious and staunchly pro-life individuals involved in the management and running of these facilities...

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