ANALYSIS / OPINION:
The scientific, moral and theological struggle between life as an "irredeemable" right and the evolutionary view that we are only material and energy formed by chance in a random universe without the author of life " In Ireland, evolutionists have no purpose in life and no goal after we die. "
Once heavily Catholic Ireland has lifted its protection for the unborn, at least during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy of a woman, with the repeal of the eighth constitutional amendment to that country. Now that the door has been opened, as in America with Roe v. Wade, pay attention to the inevitable urge for abortion at every stage of fetal development.
The generation change, the scandals in the once-dominant Catholic Church of Ireland, the way the constitutional amendment was written in a language that seemed hard to many, the shift in an increasingly secular society, pressure from other EU states, Allowing for abortion on demand, media bias in favor of lifting the vote ̵
Ireland's Maternity Care Centers, which support women for free in unplanned pregnancies, have been virtually ignored by the media for exercising the "right" of women to vote for themselves. The argument against abortion is old and familiar, but no less powerful, if one seriously thinks that the unborn child is not a "part" of the woman. This point is driven home if the child is allowed to live because the child then grows physically separated from his mother and may live for decades.
Such arguments are not consistent with a younger generation educated to do whatever seems right in their own eyes, effectively become small deities, even in things as profound as life and death.
Independent Irish Sen. Ronan Mullen told the Irish Times that Ireland had lost "something very beautiful" with the vote Repeal of the Eighth Amendment
"[A] Many unborn children will lose their lives in the future – that is the case if abortion is legalized, "said Mr. Mullen. "I want to ask people to keep these children today in their thoughts and prayers and their mothers and those involved in their lives."
Pro-Lifers should step up their support to the country's maternity centers, where women can be offered help, adoption services and other help, and encouraged not to "play God" and free their babies even in difficult circumstances. The many women I've talked to over the years who have made such a decision have told me that they have never regretted it, while many others who had abortions – more than one – regret their entire lives.
On The Day The vote took place, a Washington Post editorial praised DC Mayor Muriel Bowser for the adoption of a child, noting the "progress" made since adoption agencies no longer demand a two-parent house. The post, editorially pro-choice, does not seem to be aware of the irony that a woman had to adopt her daughter and chose not to abort her. Adoption, not abortion, is the best option for a woman who does not want her child because someone is doing what the waiting list of adoptive parents shows.
Some Irish eyes are smiling at the outcome of the vote's lifting, which still needs to be implemented by the Irish legislator. Many other people's eyes weep for the babies who are going to die and the women who join other women and will regret stopping their children.
• Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist. His latest book is "What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America" (Zondervan, 2014).