27 days to go to Irelan’ds referendum on abortion May 25th on whether to retain or repeal the pro-life 8th amendment to the Irish constitution which gives equal right to life to mother and baby.
Everyday we mention Sr. Bridge McKenna’s Mass appeal where she asked for as many Masses as possible to be celebrated for Ireland and protection of the 8th.
Please consider having one said privately or publicly in your parish before May 25th. In reparation for Ireland’s turning away from God, conversions and protection of the 8th. Alternatively for links to Aid to the Church in Need or Human Life International Ireland’s1000 Mass appeal, please go to the Home page of this website.
DR BOYLAN VERY WRONG (ABOUT UK ABORTION FIGURES.)
See the Iona institute’s article on this after the following…
Dr Peter Boylan has yet again come out with a deliberate smokescreen to throw off the pro-life vote. He does this quite deliberately and from a genuine belief that he represents an Ireland that has ‘grown up’, operating out of a paternalistic attitude that some plebs out there can get confused / bogged down in understanding human rights. He understands this is not helped by despicable and nutty pro lifers throwing out disturbing facts at the masses, so it is necessary for someone to save them, to break things down for the said plebs by reassuring them that any concerns they might have steering them towards a pro-life position, are entirely groundless.
If necessary blanket denial or a fresh re presentation of facts can be used and the end justifies the means as some people either just aren’t educated enough or don’t use what education they did receive to get over hurdles thrown up by the right to life crew, such as the inherent dignity and humanity of the unborn baby, the barbaric nature of the act of abortion and the carnage that will result in Irish hospitals and on Irish soil in the name of the Irish people. Some even express discomfort with adopting a utilitarian approach to other human beings whose rights have actually come to only depend on wantedness. As such the unborn, actually when you think about it, do not exist and their prematurity and dependency which equals vulnerability to attack and killing, mean they are absolutely up for grabs if not wanted.
Previously Dr Boylan stated that Savita died because of the 8th amendment, as if she had had an abortion on request, her life would have been saved. His counterpart, heading up the obstetrics and gynaecology profession in India at the time, Professor Divakar, disagreed which is fair enough one way or the other if he’s convinced he’s right, but he neglects to acknowledge repeatedly, that a very rare bug that killed Savita can have up to a 60% mortality rate. That’s without going into the multiple oversights in the hospital system which missed basic care. He’s still saying it despite 3 official independent investigations not saying it.
He also said that Down’s Syndrome babies will be exempt from mid-trimester abortions as there is no ground for aborting them in government proposals. What are the chances of him not knowing, that without a ban, this is meaningless, as in Germany, where there is no ground for their abortion either, the mental health risk ground is invoked to abort 9/10 Down’s babies diagnosed on screening because there is no specific ban.
His latest shot is at the famous No posters across the country, which state that 1 in 5 pregnancies in the UK end in abortion or 1 abortion takes place for every 4 live births. Dr Boylan states that one in five UK pregnancies ending in abortion is wrong and it’s actually 1 in 10, as the pro life movement here did not mention miscarriages.
Knowing full well the statistics quoted on abortion worldwide, never include miscarriages as one cannot get accurate figures on these, he decided, maybe for the craic or because the compilation of data doesn’t help his quest to repeal or both, to re present the facts in a fresh creative and pro repeal way. Also knowing full well, that miscarriage is entirely different to intentional abortion which is the whole point of the pro life position and so he produces the 1/10 figure to dilute the starkness of the U.K. Government’s own stats which nonetheless and despite his best efforts, speak for themselves.
Dr Peter Boylan very wrong about UK abortion figures: Iona Institute:
26TH APRIL 2018
Dr Peter Boylan very wrong about UK abortion figures
April 26, 2018 – In an interview in Hot Press magazine this week, Dr Peter Boylan makes a claim about the British abortion rate that is very wrong. He says that in Britain one in ten, rather than one in five pregnancies ends in abortion.
But the one in five figure comes from official UK statistics. (See Note 2 below). It is true that miscarriages are not included in the total number of pregnancies in the official data. But this is standard practice in reports of this kind because we cannot know with any certainty how many pregnancies end in miscarriage.
England Wales conceptions abortion pregnancies
In any case, what we can say with absolute certainty is that in Britain there is one abortion for every four births, a horrifying statistic.
For example, looking at figures for England and Wales, we see that in 2016, there were 696,271 live births and 185,596 abortions. That is one abortion per four births.
In Scotland there 54,199 live births and 12,063 abortions in the year to April 2017. (See Note 3 below).
Commenting on Dr Boylan’s claim, Maria Steen of The Iona Institute said: “It is disturbing that someone as senior as the head of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynecologists should make a claim that in the UK there is one abortion for every ten pregnancies. There is simply no way Dr Boylan can arrive at a figure like this because he cannot know, and no-one can, how many miscarriages take place each year”.
She continued: “But what we do know is that in the UK there are almost 200,000 abortions annually, and that is equivalent to one abortion per four births. Another way of saying this, and it is used in official reports in the UK, is one abortion for every five pregnancies.”
She added: “We cannot have a proper debate about abortion if we are not properly informed. We are being asked to introduce a regime that in many respects goes further than the regime in the UK. For example, in the UK, a health reason, in theory, is required to justify an abortion whereas here the intention is to permit terminations for any reason in the first three months, which is when about 90pc of abortions take place.”
Ms Steen concluded: “It is vital in this debate that we look at what is happening in other jurisdictions. Right next door in Britain there is a colossal number of abortions each year. Very many pregnancies end in termination. The Irish people need to know this and not be misled into thinking the situation there is less bad than it really is”.