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An Irish Pro-lifer is Taking This Extreme Measure to Challenge the Pro-abortion Prime Minister of His Country

Dorothy Cummings McLean : Sep 21, 2017  LifeSiteNews.com

"I don't expect, quite honestly, that they're going to speak to me. But hopefully [my hunger strike] will change opinions." -Tim Jackson

airlift(Dublin, Ireland)— [LifeSiteNews.com] A young Irish aid worker has begun a hunger strike in hopes of persuading the Irish prime minister (or Taoiseach) to watch a video about abortion. (Photo: Tim Jackson/via LifeSiteNews.com)

Tim Jackson, 28, of Donegal ran as an independent in Ireland's last general election and has done aid work in Syria, the Central African Republic and India. He began his fast on September 18 outside the gates of the Irish parliament (or Dáil) building in Dublin. He intends to drink water and not to fast until death.

Jackson has written to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Parliamentary (or Oireachtas) Committee on Abortion asking them to watch this video about abortion procedures. His letter is as follows:

"I am very disappointed that your government seems intent on having a referendum to decide which human beings can be legally killed in the womb. I am therefore calling on An Taoiseach and the Oireachtas Committee on Abortion to first watch a video of how children are killed in the womb, before any discussion of whether we should vote on their lives.

"Such a vote would be the single worst policy-decision ever made by an Irish government, turning ballot papers into death permits. Democratic votes do not extend to robbing humans of fundamental rights. We would never consider legalising such evils as rape, and neither should we consider further legalising the murder of human beings in the womb.

"If An Taoiseach and the committee refuse to view an abortion before proceeding further with deliberations, I can only assume you wish to be willfully ignorant of the barbarity of the procedure and what Irish children will suffer. If you do not reply within three days agreeing to this reasonable request, I will take proportionate, peaceful action to rectify the situation."

Sincerely,
Tim Jackson

"I'm doing well, I have to say," Jackson told LifeSiteNews. "It's been two days now. I'm not suffering much. It's better than I expected, and they say the first few days are the hardest."

Jackson said he hadn't yet heard from the Taoiseach or the Committee. "I don't expect, quite honestly, that they're going to speak to me," he admitted. "But hopefully [my hunger strike] will change opinions."

Jackson has already been the subject of five or six interviews, and many people have clicked on the video that Jackson hopes the Irish legislators will watch...

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