Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael Leaders: Scrap Lethal Abortion Review Recommendations
When the Abortion Referendum of 2018 was put into legislation, the Irish public was assured that some protections would remain for unborn children, including a 3-day wait period before abortion and the retention of some criminal aspects for those committing abortions outside the scope of the law.
But the independent Abortion Review Committee, which recently filed its review of regulations and practices governing abortion in Ireland, has made it plain that they actually want to DECREASE protections for the unborn by getting rid of the 3-day waiting period as well as by DECRIMINALISING abortion altogether.
On top of that, they also want to ELIMINATE the possibility for new doctors and nurses (and, possibly, for those changing position) to conscientiously object to participating in abortions.
While there is still time to act, we need to tell our politicians to reject these awful proposals.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste to SCRAP the Abortion Review Committee's recommendations for more abortion and for less conscientious objection.
As above, the Abortion Review Committee said that the 3-day waiting period should be removed. But, this is despite the fact that data from the Health Service Executive shows that 3,951 women did not return for a second consultation following the 3-day waiting period.
It can hardly be conceivable that this Committee or its political cheerleaders could want 4,000 more dead unborn babies, or 4,000 more women who could suffer post-abortion regret and psychological problems?!?
Simply put, the wait period SAVES LIVES and prevents post-abortion regret and psychological trauma. This life-saving regulation must be retained!
Now, the Abortion Review Committee also said that, "recruitment [of doctors and nurses] should positively discriminate in favour of persons willing to provide termination of pregnancy services in settings where there is a low number of providers... All job specifications for staff required to run the service in hospitals where there are insufficient numbers to sustain the service, should feature provision of termination of pregnancy services as mandatory requirement as should the contract of employment".
Imagine, this Committee wants to force Irish medical practitioners to participate in performing abortions. Despite the chronic shortage of health care staff, this Committee wants to discourage our pro-life doctors, nurses and students from working in the Irish healthcare sector.
The sheer gall of it is astonishing!
Who does Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael think they are kidding? Not their base voters, who remember what the parties promised after the Abortion Referendum in 2018.
Indeed, it is their base voters who will punish them in the next elections if they follow through on the Abortion Review Committee's lethal, conscience-killing recommendations.
Especially now, in the face of this encroaching pro-abortion tyranny, the right to freedom of conscience must be fought for and maintained at all cost!
One (any) abortion is unspeakably bad as it takes the life of an innocent human being. But, seeking to make abortion easier by removing the few protections left to the unborn is equally abhorrent.
Please SIGN and SHARE now, and tell the Government to REJECT the Abortion Review Committee's pro-abortion recommendations. Thank you!
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Five years on: First review of Ireland's abortion laws recommends significant changes: https://www.thejournal.ie/review-abortion-legislation-three-day-waiting-period-6053398-Apr2023/