Irish abortion activists are using Jesus’ birth to push abortion with a new ad campaign this Christmas season.
Some have labeled the “Advent for Choice” campaign “blasphemous” for using Christmas to promote the killing of unborn babies in Ireland.
The pro-abortion campaign attacks Ireland’s Eighth Amendment, which protects unborn babies’ right to life. Abortion activists and some of the world’s richest men have been pushing the pro-life country to repeal the amendment and legalize abortion on demand.
Parents4Choice is one of those groups. Earlier this week, the pro-abortion group launched an “Advent for Choice Calendar” on social media, sparking outrage, Breitbart reports. The pro-abortion group also is promoting abortion with the hashtag #AdventforChoice.
“Today, on the 1st December, we begin our Advent for Choice Calendar,” the group wrote online. “Here you will meet some of the wonderful pro-choice parents that make up Parents for Choice in Pregnancy and Childbirth. We will be sharing a photo every day for the next 24 days, along with a few words about our journeys and why we are pro-choice. Keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and please share!”
For the Dec. 3 ad, mom Carly explained why she thinks abortion should be legal in Ireland. She said one reason is because she wants to support the rights of her living children.
“If I were pregnant again and my health or life in danger, we should be able to decide what risks we can afford to take,” she told the pro-abortion group. “My rights, my living children’s rights, my husbands wishes should also be taken into consideration. We should be free to make a choice that suits our own unique family circumstances.”
The Christmas ads quickly sparked outrage on social media.
Awful, awful, awful, beyond blasphemy
— Adrian Grenham (@GrenhamAdrian) December 1, 2017
I’m a single parent to 3 beautiful children.2 whom are autistic, It’s hard but it’s not a reason for legalising unlimited abortion access .Being a single parent should not be an agenda to push abortion , it should be embraced ,honoured and supported financially & emotionally .
— Tanya C (@TMC9413) December 2, 2017
To usurp Advent to further a murderous despicable cause in the name of choice is beyond utter contempt. SHAME ON YOU #adventforchoice
— Shane Kelly (@LiffeyKing) December 2, 2017
You’re entitled to your opinion but I can’t see how using Advent could be considered anything but bad taste (at best).
— Micheál McHugh (@MichaelMcHugh_) December 2, 2017
Do u not think that this initative is highly insulting to Christians who use advent to prepare for the birth of Jesus.
— Catholic Knights (@CatholicKnight4) December 2, 2017
A referendum vote on abortion is expected in May or June of 2018. The vote likely will be held just prior to Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families. Abortion activists are afraid that the Catholic leader’s visit could influence voters to support unborn babies’ right to life.
Legalizing abortion in Ireland will cause more women and children to suffer and die. Pro-lifers estimate that the Eighth Amendment has saved approximately 100,000 unborn babies’ lives from abortion in Ireland.
Polls indicate Irish voters do not want abortion on demand. A recent poll by the Irish Times/Iposos MRBI found that just 24 percent of voters said they would support a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment and legalize abortion for any reason up to 22 weeks of pregnancy.