Ireland is one of the few countries in the world which protects the unborn child, but this sadly is coming more and more under attack. There is a changing mood in Ireland as it wants to rid of itself of the past, however unwise that may be at times; but what is it embracing in its future?

Over this past weekend, two women travelled from Ireland to England to have an abortion and tweeted about the experience. The twitter account campaign aims to repeal the 8th amendment (Article 40.3.3°) to the Irish constitution which states the following:

The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.”

Sadly the narrative from the mainly leftist Irish media has been that these women are brave victims of a system that has failed them. The narrative put forward is that the Irish Taoiseach (‘Prime Minister’) Enda Kenny is ignoring the reality that Irish people are travelling to England for abortions.

Everyone in Ireland knows that many Irish women travel to England every year to allow their baby to be butchered in the womb. We can be lost in terms like ‘foetus’ or ‘abortion’, but let us call it what it really is: the murder of an unborn child.

Thou shalt not kill.”

-Exodus 20:13

This doesn’t change God’s law. Popular opinion and sin does not mean something is brave and right in the sight of God.

How are you and I different from an unborn child? We are only different in the sense of location and development. Who gets to decide who lives, or who dies? We, the people, now seem to believe that we are God.

There is nothing brave in what these women have done. They may feel shame and try to convince themselves that they have done the right thing. However their conscience reveals to them (man was created in God’s image), even if they try to fight this, that they have enabled a doctor to butcher a small child in the womb. That is where the pain, hurt and sorrow comes from.

Murder of the unborn does not horrify this generation. They treat the unborn baby much like the Nazis treated the Jews, as less than human and something to be discarded of.

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!”

-Isaiah 5:20-21

Oh how we need to turn to God for forgiveness! We are all sinners in need of God’s grace!

Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”

-Romans 3:22-23