Irish abortion activists are using the possible sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl who traveled outside the country for an abortion to further their agenda.
The Irish child and family agency Gardai and Tusla is investigating whether the case involved sexual assault, according to the Metro.
The agency said a UK abortion clinic alerted it to the situation. It requested DNA from the aborted baby to confirm whether the father is a 15-year-old boy and “rule out the possibility of sexual abuse by an adult,” the report states.
Because abortion is illegal in Ireland, abortion activists jumped on the tragic story to push the country to legalize abortion on demand.
“We all have kids and it is so hard to imagine a young girl being sent away to have healthcare elsewhere,” Parents for Choice spokesperson Lisa Keogh Finnegan told the Irish Independent. “You can’t ask a 12-year-old to carry a pregnancy.”
As difficult as the young girl’s situation is, abortion is not health care, nor is it a solution to these problems. The purpose of an abortion is to kill an unborn baby, and women who have abortions face risks of physical and mental health problems. What’s more, Ireland has one of the best maternal health care records in the world.
Pro Life Campaign spokeswoman Cora Sherlock told the Independent the girl’s case is “appalling and tragic,” but the solution is not violence against another innocent child.
“In the past, campaigners for abortion have shamelessly exploited cases like this for one reason only – to make abortion widely available,” Sherlock said. “There isn’t any reason to believe that an abortion, a traumatic experience, would help her.
“We don’t solve one traumatic experience with another traumatic experience,” she continued.
She said society absolutely should support girls in these tragic circumstances, but also must “be aware of the fact that in an abortion another minor loses his or her life.”
Abortion activists in Ireland continue to encourage young girls to abort unborn babies, though. According to the Metro:
The Abortion Support Network (ASN), who assist girls from Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man in getting terminations in Britain, said that 52 girls under the age of 16 used their help last year.
In addition to the young girl, four 13-year-olds, 17 14-year-olds and 30 15-year-olds were helped.
A further 40 girls aged 16 were also given assistance.
Ireland is under intense pressure to repeal its Eighth Amendment, which protects unborn babies’ right to life. Abortion activists, backed by some of the world’s richest men, are pushing the pro-life country to legalize abortion on demand. A referendum vote is scheduled for May.
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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.
Pro-life groups have about 1,000 volunteers knocking on doors across Ireland to save the Eighth Amendment and unborn babies’ lives. They are up against a biased media and huge, illegal donations from American businessmen who are intent on pushing Ireland to adopt abortion on demand.
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