Republic of Ireland votes for abortion

The Republic of Ireland has voted for the evil of abortion with duplicitous language employed by the 'Yes' side.

The Republic of Ireland has voted for the evil of abortion with duplicitous language employed by the ‘Yes’ side.

As the BBC reports here, the Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to overturn its constitutional ban on abortion by 66.4% to 33.6%.

A referendum held on Friday resulted in a landslide win for the Eighth Amendment repeal side.

Currently, said the BBC, abortion is only allowed when a woman’s life is at risk, but not in cases of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality.

The Eighth Amendment, which grants an equal right to life to the mother and the unborn, will be replaced.

The Eighth Amendment

It is worth reminding ourselves of what the Eighth Amendment actually says, or said:

The Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution:

“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.”

Voters in Ireland have by a two-to-one majority specifically rejected the right to life of human beings yet to be born.  It is an astonishing snub to Almighty God:

Deuteronomy 27:25  Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

A baby of eight weeks gestation, just a month younger than the typical age for abortion

A baby of eight weeks gestation, just a month younger than the typical age for abortion

Is this a manifestation of what writer G F Dalton described in his 1974 book,  “The Tradition of Blood Sacrifice to the Goddess Eire”?  Eire, or Erin, was an earth-goddess closely identified with the land.   Or perhaps still is, if she has never been formally cast out.  And according to Dalton, she demands blood sacrifice.  As we shall see below, ’twas ever thus among the pagans.

For ‘women’s lives’?

But what can our excuse be in the United Kingdom?  The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children says 8.4 million abortions have been carried out in Great Britain since the Abortion Act 1967 came into force in 1968.  If Satan draws power for the shedding of innocent blood, over 160,000 legalised murders per year will do him just nicely.

As always, the pro-abortion side employed duplicitous language in the Irish referendum.  One popular ‘Yes’ poster had the slogan, ‘For women’s lives’.  Women’s lives were already protected by the 8th Amendment.  It was unborn babies’ lives which were at stake.

As John McGuirk from ‘Save the 8th’ put it, “The unborn child no longer has a right to life recognised by the Irish state.”  “Shortly, legislation will be introduced that will allow babies to be killed in our country,” he said.

Tweeting on Friday night, homosexual Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: “Thank you to everyone who voted today. Democracy in action. It’s looking like we will make history tomorrow… ”

Irish health minister Simon Harris tweeted: “Will sleep tonight in the hope of waking up to a country that is more compassionate, more caring and more respectful.”  How can killing the defenceless be compassionate, caring or respectful?

Mrs May is pro-abortion

Theresa May: pro-sodomy and pro-abortion.

Theresa May: pro-sodomy and pro-abortion.

UK politicians joined in, the Prime Minister disgracefully leading the way.  Mrs May tweeted gushingly on Sunday: “The Irish Referendum yesterday was an impressive show of democracy which delivered a clear and unambiguous result. I congratulate the Irish people on their decision and all of #Together4Yes on their successful campaign. – PM @theresa_may #repealedthe8th”

Well, at least we now know where the vicar’s daughter stands.  Moreover, she was urging gay rights on the Commonwealth last month.  That came days after bombing the sovereign state of Syria, an illegal act of aggression.  Does anyone still think she will deliver Brexit without our prayer and a mighty move of God?

Penny Mordaunt MP, the UK’s minister for women and equalities, rallied to the pro-death banner, speaking of a “historic and great day for Ireland and a hopeful one for Northern Ireland”.

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, chair of Westminster’s health committee, also called for Northern Ireland to legalise abortion.  Currently, the Province is the only part of the United Kingdom to stand against both abortion and gay marriage.

‘No impact’ on Northern Ireland

Sinn Féin's Michelle O’Neill and Mary Lou McDonald celebrate the result of the abortion referendum in Dublin by calling for abortion in Ulster. Photograph: Reuters

Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill and Mary Lou McDonald celebrate the result of the abortion referendum in Dublin by calling for abortion in Ulster. Photograph: Reuters

Indeed, all the media are talking up invented implications for Ulster.  Naturally, the BBC is taking the lead.  Meanwhile, Sinn Féin’s Mary-Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill held up a sign saying: “The north is next”.  So much for respecting the teachings of their church, eh?

But Arlene Foster MLA, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader, said the result would have ‘no impact’ in the North.

“Friday’s referendum has no impact upon the law in Northern Ireland, but we obviously take note of issues impacting upon our nearest neighbour,” Mrs Foster said in a statement.

“The legislation governing abortion is a devolved matter and it is for the Northern Ireland Assembly to debate and decide such issues.”

Feminism’s dirty little secret

Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti exposed feminism’s dirty little secret.  It is inherently pro-death.  Abortion is ‘a feminist test,’ she said.  She called for the Prime Minister to introduce abortion to Ulster over the heads of the DUP.  And why should Mrs May do that?  Because she was a “self-identifying feminist,” said Baroness Chakrabarti.  “The test of feminists is whether they stick up for all women”, continued the noble lady.

Abortion is not of course ‘sticking up for all women’.  But it is sticking it to Almighty God.  And that is what matters to feminists.

Nevertheless, the words of the Lord of life to Israel echo down the ages:

Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

Blood defiles the land

Pray for Ireland and for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  Pray there will soon come a time when we shall look back in horror at legalised abortion.  That we shall hang our heads in shame and repent as a nation.  Pray the two-to-one majority will reverse by the grace of God.

Some of us still cite this word to Solomon.  We think the actions described, if carried out by Christians, or even some Christians in a gathering for prayer, will bring about the healing of our land:

2Chron 7:14  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 

Here is the stark reality.  It does not matter how big the gathering or how sincere the prayer.  Our land will never be healed while the blood of innocents flows daily from the abortion clinics of Great Britain.  For that matter, it will never be healed while true restoration is not made for the victims of murder.  Prayer is never wasted, but how much better to pray targeted prayers.  That means prayers for repentance, not prayers of self-delusion.  The Bible says clearly:

Num 35:33  So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it. 

Abortion is our version of pagan sacrifice

The terrible results of a vacuum abortion on a child of 12 weeks gestation. Innocent blood defiles the land.

The terrible results of a vacuum abortion on a child of 12 weeks gestation. Innocent blood defiles the land.

God judged the Canaanites specifically because they shed the blood of their own children in pagan sacrifice:

Lev 18:25  And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.

Even the people of Israel and then Judah fell into these evil pagan practices:

Psalm 106:38  And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.

Every pagan society has engaged in human sacrifice.  Abortion is our version of it.  God is judging us with the violence on our streets.  The Almighty is even warning us through that judgment.  But make no mistake, a greater judgment is coming should we not repent.  Every one of those pagan societies was destroyed and taken over by a spiritually stronger people.  Now, who could those be today?


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  1. How very sad. We were hoping for a better Theresa May. She has become mixed messenger May. How long will she last.

    1. I don’t know what caused anyone to expect any better of Theresa May. Throughout her terms in Office as Home Secretary she was a constant advocate for the principles of Cultural Marxism. and, as Prime Minister, she’s becoming more forthright in her opposition to Christian social-conservatism, from her unashamed support and defence of Islam to her latest statement of support for LGBT and giving people – including minors – the right to determine their own gender.

      The modern neo-Marxist Left has no need of Jeremy Corbyn for as long as Theresa May is Prime Minister.

      1. I too am very disappointed in Theresa May. She calls herself a Christian. People I know once met her in a hotel she was staying in and offered to pray for her. She accepted, saying she needed all the prayer she can get……then joins ranks with those who reject the Law of God and the Authority of God. She does not know just how much trouble she is in.

  2. In any discussion about abortion one automatically thinks of a woman having ONE abortion. But Government’s figures for 2013 give a much grimmer picture. There were 185,331 abortions in total for that year, but these included 49,543 seconds, 14,066 thirds, 3,457 fourths, 995 fifths, 254 sixths, 108 sevenths, and 49 of eight or more !! Talk about a total disregard for human life. (Taken from “Rachel Weeping” page 57, by Arthur Eedle, 2015. )

    1. There were c. 190,000 abortions in England and Wales in 2016
      There were c. 700,000 births in England and Wales in 2016
      Therefore over 20% of babies conceived, and likely to go to term, were deliberately killed. An appalling attrition rate, compared to the most brutal of wars. And killed with, I suggest, ‘malice aforethought’, the intent required in the common law for murder, were it not for the 1967 act. The completely innocent unborn are given the death penalty, and the guilty get away for their murder. And the doctors who routinely kill them are serial killers, with blood deeply ingrained in their hands and spirit.
      The unborn have had their equal rights removed in this country, and sadly soon in Eire. Those who campaign most fervently for equal rights in all other matters tend close their minds to the rights of the unborn. Their rights, if acknowledged at all, are effectively trumped by those of their mother, empowered to decide to kill them. The father, of course, has no say in the matter: the feminist imperative has put paid to that. The legal fiction is that the foetus is part of the mother’s body to be destroyed at will, when the photos shown here demonstrate that it is a new life, dependent but distinct. Scripture tells us in Psalm 139:13 (ESV) –
      For you [the LORD] formed my inward parts;
      you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
      Abortion hence userps God’s will and authority and, of course, the sixth commandment. What happens to the souls of the aborted one can only speculate. For we are not created at conception, because “he [God] chose us [believers] in him [Christ] before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4). So we know the Lord loves them. How the perpetrators will face Christ on the day of Judgement, I fear to think.

  3. WE [Christians?] abolished Execution for Murder and now, decide, in millions of instances,to abort, in pitiful, selfish, satan following issues.

    ” In other words ‘SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS ” at the whim of

    I wonder just how long we have, to expect a follow up to ..” SODOM and GOMORRAH ” !!!?

    Weeping and wailing in this VALE of TEARS.

    Christianity begot Civilisation.
    Secularism and Humanism, are servants of satan ,NO? Then BEHOLD–

    1. I don’t believe it was Christians particularly who abolished the death penalty in Britain and most of Europe.
      But certainly in one of the very few advanced countries which still has the death penalty, the USA, it is some Christians, quite a lot of Christian, who are wildly in favour of the death penalty, usually after an inhumane wait of several years in very bad prison conditions.

      It is an absurd suggestion that Christianity begot Civilisation ! When Christianity started, Roman civilisation was already in full swing, as were others in far-flung places like China and India. Other notable civilisations, the best known being Egyptian civilisation which of course features in the Bible, were past their peak, but had an almost legendary status, And it was no accident that the New Testament was written and widely circulated in Greek.

      Where can we behold Lucifer’s gangs of belligerent troops ? I don’t think this comment constitutes any kind of proof about secularists or humanists.

      1. I think what he means is that Judeo-Christianity brought in God’s moral Law as the basis of Civilized society. Other civilisations were pagan and did not have this moral compass. Sadly, our post-Christian culture has rejected God’s authority and consequently lost its way.

        1. Ancient civilisations did have a “moral compass”, you know. You may not agree with them all, but there is much to reject in mediaeval Christian régimes as well. Nonetheless, that wasn’t all Judaeo =Christian, but drew heavily on “pagan” Greek philosophy, especially as it became a bit more humane. Most European countries still have law based ultimately on Roman law.

            • Stephen
            • Stephen on 31 May 2018 at 15:34

            Pagan Greek philosophy came in during the Renaissance, much later than the mediaeval period.

            • Rocks
            • Rox G on 31 May 2018 at 16:35

            Depends where you were, dunnit ? Siena reached the height of its Renaissance in the 14th century, whereas in the 15th century English mediaeval kings were still battling away and providing the unborn Shakespeare with much material for his plays (of which the more civilised are almost always set in Italy !) Brunelleschi built San Lorenzo in Florence around 1440, whereas the first neo-classical building in England was built in 1620 (by Inigo Jones, the Banqueting House in Whitehall).

            You know far more about this than me obviously, but wasn’t Christianity influenced by Greek philosophy even before the Middle Ages. e.g St Augustine, and even the Gospel of St John, as well as Paul ? Then there was Thomas Aquinas, mediaeval as could be, loved a nice bit of Aristotle and canonised for his trouble.

            • Stephen
            • Stephen on 31 May 2018 at 17:19

            What I know for a certainty is that Jesus Christ was ‘influenced’, if you like, totally by the righteousness of Almighty God and not the merest bit by Greek philosophy. Some try to say the Apostle Paul was influenced by Greek philosophy, but I cannot see it. The Bible, in theology, is in any case the work of the Holy Spirit. Not Aristotle, who, if the Monty Python crew are to be believed, was as keen on drinking as thinking.

      2. LGBT,secularism and humanism are NO INFLUENCE on morality in in
        society ????
        On which planet do you exsist ROX. ??

        thank you MOIRA W, for clarifying Christian ”Civilisation”

        1. I never said that.

          What I said was :

          “Where can we behold Lucifer’s gangs of belligerent troops ? I don’t think this comment constitutes any kind of proof about secularists or humanists.”

          You can’t just say “Humanists look to me like Lucifer’s gangs of belligerent troops, so that proves they are”, which is what you appear to be doing.

          The humanists I know look even less like Belligerent Troops than the Salvation Army or the Jesus Army (although the Jesus Army do a bit).

  4. The UK and Ireland are now in that same situation that The House of Israel found itself in before the Assyrians came and conquered them 783 BC. Then the sin was great.
    Except this time our sin is greater and the plagues and punishment will be more dire than then.
    Mrs May you will have a lot to answer for along with all your cohorts. I personally think its past time for praying for this world. As Christ said- I am in this world not of it. I too, no longer desire to be in this world but of the next one.

  5. Test

  6. Many thanks for this Stephen. Very revealing! Food for thought & prayer. Just shows you what happens when nations turn their backs on the Almighty! Bless you, David.

  7. At least just over 33% voted no so that leaves a faithful remnant who were not prepared to ‘.. bow the knee to Baal’. What will be the effect on Ireland’s birthrate? Who will pay in the future towards Ireland’s infrastructure? mark my words: chickens will come home to roost for future generations.

    1. The obvious solution is for the Irish government to impose much higher tax rates on individuals who don’t have at least three children,.

      But do you really think that Irish women will adopt ABORTION with such enthusiasm that it has an economically significant effect on the birthrate, and the on the infrastructure of the whole nation ? Contraception yes, abortion no !!!

      1. Sorry, old boy. Common misconception, if the expression does not fall too awkwardly in the circumstances. In fact easier access to contraception leads to an increase in the abortion rate. That’s what the abortionists say, and they should know.

    2. I think it be no accident that the referendum on abortion was organised by an Irish government led by a homosexual who is openly planning a future of mass immigration from the Third World. This is part of a long-term agenda for the racial replacement of white Christians in Ireland.

      1. Obviously.

      2. I first became aware of this cultural replacement about 20 years ago and could not understand why governments would deliberately destroy their own countries. Then I realised that it is an attempt to destroy the Judeo-Christian foundation of Western Nations by the liberal left, who hate God. Basically white Europeans are not producing enough children to sustain the population, but the Muslim immigrants, who have lots of children, are multiplying fast. I will look for the video link which shows this very clearly.

        1. Cast your mind back to the 1970s onward, when we were being implored to have less children in order to reduce our population for the sake of preserving finite natural resources. This coincided with government policies that encouraged women to join the labour market, thus becoming mere economic units rather than the precious nurturers of children. Yet our political overlords are now insisting that immigration is essential if our economy is to remain sustainable and competitive!

          The marginalisation and ultimate destruction of Europe’s indigenous white race, along with its Christian civilisation, has long been planned by the malevolent political forces that rule over us.

  8. I’ve blogged about this:

  9. Thanks for this, Stephen. It says it as it is!
    Sadly, I am in no way surprised. We have to face the reality that as a population, we have well and truly lost our moral compass big time. I do not think that there is a way back for us, and, in all honesty I have felt this for years, even decades. There is not the capacity to see what we are doing or to repent. ‘Repent’ is not a word that passes the lips of most of our countrymen. It is as if there is nothing wrong.
    I look at the Ezekiel passage where the angel of death first has a mark placed on all who sigh at Israel’s waywardness, and then goes to destroy the rest. I guess we are the ones that ‘sigh’ over all this. Whether or not in my life time, we will see our nation and civilisation utterly devastated and destroyed. This will happen. When is the question.


      (the world) “rushing headlong to destruction, with their fingers in their ears”.

      ’bout right, imo.

  10. Abortion is the killing of an unborn child, in any other sense this would be considered murder, but because abortion is given a status which favours the touted mantra “its the woman’s right to choose “this rides roughshod over the truth.
    The often heard excuse a “collection of cells is not a human being “also flies in the face of the scientific evidence, by the time a woman knows she is pregnant these “collection of cells” have become a living organism, which has a right to life. But even at a stage when this “collection of cells” have been transformed into a viable human being, its life can be taken in the most barbaric of ways.

    Society should reflect laws which protect its citizens from harm, which the present, and more than likely future abortion laws do not do, but more than this, abortion is an abomination in the sight of God, who created human beings in his own image, to love, and have lasting relationship with Him and each other.

    When mankind looses sight of God, his creator, and blatantly disobeys His laws in favour of his own, mankind is on the slippery slope to perdition, and judgement, not only in this life, but also in the next.

    Christians must constantly pray to push back this evil which is transforming not only Britain, but other nations into cultures of death, where death is the preferred option not only for those at the beginning of life ,but for those at its end.

    1. Hello again Georgia.

      It’s like war, isn’t it ? What would normally be murder if not given a special status by a government. All kinds of excuses have been given for war over the centuries.

      God created soldiers in his own image, and it is often not a man’s right to choose whether to be a soldier or not.
      Are soldiers (and civilians and real children during wars) killed in ways more barbaric than these collections of cells with, as yet, no human personality ? I’m afraid they are, frequently.

  11. Where are the protests from our Church leaders?

    1. Against war ?

      Raising morale is one of their essential roles. It always has been.

    2. The Church leadership has gone over to the Dark Side, which is where they’ve long been. It’s all part of what old Communists Antonio Gramsci and Rudi Dutschke hailed as “The long march through the institutions.”

  12. I feel that WE [Christians],are being targeted and have been since the 19 60s.; we existed alongside many other deities who went about their opposition to CHRIST,subtly and silently until just prior to the advent of the “EQUALITY ‘ misnomer and
    misunderstanding. Causing equality to be another way of expressing. in many instances a will to do as one pleases . viz A G. A. Y. badge!
    Sadly, all off this, anti Christ, coincided with the widening of the gap between the Throne and the established Church. e.g.– Divorce, Abortion, same sex union ….[NEVER MARRIAGE] ……etc..
    The ROYAL ASSENT has been given where it should never have been.

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