to May 25th, the proposed date for a referendum on abortion in Ireland to remove the pro-life 8th amendment to the constitution which gives equal right to life to mother and child.
The most recent manipulation of the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar by the Irish government and media:
Ireland has one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world without abortion, despite the death of Savita Halappanavar in 2014 which is often used to promote abortion on demand here. This, despite the fact that 3 independent reports showed she died from overwhelming sepsis from a rare bacterium that had never been seen in an Irish maternity hospital before and from a series of oversights by medical and nursing staff. While noone knew that Savita was harbouring a deadly bug with a high mortality rate until late in her admission in part due to the oversights identified in the official reports, the fact that she requested an abortion on admission when told that miscarriage would be inevitable, has been used to suggest that on demand abortion would have saved her life.
Even the the then president-elect Federation of obstetric and gynaecological societies of India Professor Divakar said that: “Based on information in the media, in that situation of septicaemia, if the doctors had meddled with the live baby, Savita would have died two days earlier.” Dr. David Walsh the IVF specialist of the SIMS clinic here also explained on a current affairs programme in the aftermath of Savita’s death, that making a decision to actively intervene or adopt a wait and see approach can be a tricky balancing act (it’s thought that once uterine infection is present, instrumentation of the womb can accelerate spread of the infection but waiting too long can be dangerous) . The presumption that an abortion would have saved Savita is debated by medics.
Yet only today, Mary Lou McDonald, the leader of Sinn Fein, the Irish republican party, like others before her, mentioned the death of Savita as one of the grounds for promoting abortion on demand in Ireland. Our health minister, Simon Harris: said: ” we remember you Savita” when speaking in parliament and promoting abortion on demand here.
The shamelessness of the media / government bias in Ireland:
The level of media bias and collusion with pro-abortion organisations here and our aggressively pro-abortion government, means that pro-life voices are constantly drowned out in print and media.
In one study a few years ago, in one fortnight in the print media, there were 33 articles for abortion and only one against it. Recently,the cross-party parliamentary committee on health tasked with making recommendations on the 8th amendment here in Ireland, proposed unrestricted medical abortion to 12 weeks and decriminalisation to full term on the same mental health / social abortion ground as the UK, with no ban on Down syndrome abortions to birth, subject to medical opinion. The mental health ground is responsible for 98% of nearly 9 million abortions in the UK. The chair-woman, Catherine Noone of the cross-party committee, brazenly stated that they couldn’t locate one pro-life doctor to address the committee. She was publicly commended for her excellent work as chair by the Irish prime-minister and ex-medic Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. This resulted in ‘Doctors for Life’ sending her a 100 euro voucher for a popular opticians here. Her response? She tweeted it was ‘spin’.
What can be done in the face of such a level of determined misinformation?
Sr Briege McKenna, the famous nun with a worldwide healing ministry fundamentally urges Masses be celebrated because when we offer up Jesus in the mass we offer His infinite merits to the Father and this is the most effective form of intercession…hence this website / facebook campaign and an S.O.S. call to catholics worldwide:
please privately locally, or through Aid to the Church in Need’s link http://www.acnireland.org/masses/ or publicly as a community in your parish, organise one or more specific days of prayer / Masses of reparation and consider fasting even from one meal, for Ireland’s loss of faith and protection of the 8th amendment, that the horror that is abortion and the media corruption be exposed. Please keep in touch and let us know whatever you do through our contacts page…and of course: like and share us on facebook 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/irishunborn/
The Mass and Fast for Ireland Team.