Organization Compares Abortion to Getting Your Tonsils Out

International   |   Cortney O'Brien   |   Nov 15, 2013   |   6:13PM   |   Dublin, Ireland

The Irish Family Planning Association is Ireland’s “leading sexual health charity” which “provides sexual health, family planning, pregnancy counselling and training services,” according to its website. More accurately, however, it is a pro-choice organization that likes to suggest having an abortion is no different than getting your tonsils removed.

The “charity,” along with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (surprise), recently released a video called, “Women Have Abortions Every Day: It’s Just One Choice,” suggesting an abortion is as normal as opening a business, going to school, or even getting your tonsils out:

In addition to having abortions, all of the women featured in the video emigrated from Ireland, where the procedure is illegal. The website got hold of it and posted it with this description, “All of These Women Made the Same Choice, and We Don’t Get to Judge Them.” Challenging readers to look past the stigma of abortion, the video included this asterisk,

*In Ireland, where these women live, the decision they made can come with a potential 14-year sentence. So looking a little uncomfortable in front of a green screen to bring attention to such an important issue is actually a very risky and an incredibly brave thing for them to do.

Ireland should be applauded, not demonized for its abortion restrictions. As LifeNews reported, the procedure being illegal in Ireland saves over 11,000 Irish pre-born babies from abortion every year.

I agree that the women in the video look uncomfortable, but instead of feeling skirmish about circumventing their country’s legislation, they should be wary because they’ve denied their unborn children the greatest gift of all: life.



Abortion should not be just another point on these women’s timelines. Instead of having one’s tonsils removed, which may just be painful for one day, abortion has life altering — and life-ending — consequences.

LifeNews Note: Cortney O’Brien is a Townhall web editor, where this was originally published.