Lift up a particular rock in Irish politics and what do you find crawling and squirming underneath but a swarm of biting and stinging things, a pestilence of busybodies who believe that a woman’s body is a communal possession over which all members of the society must have a say. The hypocritical womb-obsessives of the evangelical right in Ireland devote their time and energy to protecting the phantasmal lives of the theoretical or the mere cellular while ignoring or leaving to free market forces the lives of the birthed, shedding all interest when life potential becomes life actual. This lack of empathy, this absence of rational thought and reason allows such individuals and groups to expound views that are both repugnant and inane.
From the Journal:
‘Abortion is a licence to kill’- Save the 8th launches its referendum campaign
THE MAIN CAMPAIGN group advocating a No vote in the upcoming Eighth Amendment referendum launched its campaign in Dublin today.
The event in the Gresham Hotel heard from a number of speakers who questioned the medical basis for repeal and described abortion as “a licence to kill”.
From the Irish Times:
Victims of rape and incest should carry babies to full term, say campaigners
Women who are the victim of rape and incest should carry the baby to full term, according to the Save the 8th campaign.
From the Irish Independent:
Doctor: using brain-dead woman as incubator was noble
The case of a clinically dead Irish woman whose body was used to artificially incubate a 16-week-old foetus has been described as “noble” by a leading speaker at the ‘Save the Eighth’ campaign launch.
Ireland Is Holding A Referendum On Abortion, And Misinformation Is Already Being Spread On Facebook
Several posts, including paid-for ads making false claims about abortion, have begun to appear in people’s feeds – and there’s not much Facebook can do about it.
From Media Matters:
Will anti-abortion groups follow Cambridge Analytica’s blueprint in Ireland’s abortion referendum?
Irish Times op-ed warns “it would be naive to think” that the same strategies that “helped both Donald Trump and Brexit to victory” won’t be deployed by anti-abortion groups
Since many of those who are lobbying on behalf of the anti-choice side in the forthcoming referendum on the 8th Amendment of Bunreacht na hÉireann are fundamentalist devotees of the supernatural, do they ever wonder how they will explain their toxic actions to their supposed celestial maker?