Actor Liam Neeson Pushes Ireland to Legalize Abortion: “We Must Stand for What’s Right”

International   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   May 7, 2018   |   3:41PM   |   Dublin, Ireland

Actor Liam Neeson is teaming up with abortion activists again to push for the legalized killing of unborn babies in his native Ireland.

Known for his roles in popular action films, Neeson has worked with Amnesty International and other pro-abortion groups for years.

On Sunday, he wrote a letter to the Sunday Independent pushing Ireland to legalize abortion on demand.

“There are times when we must stand for what is right,” Neeson claimed. “When the obvious injustice of a situation demands that we do so. For me, the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment is one of those times. A time to stand up and be counted. A moment when men must stand with women.”

On May 25, Ireland is scheduled to vote on whether to retain 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.

Pro-lifers estimate that the Eighth Amendment has saved approximately 100,000 unborn babies’ lives from abortion.

But Neeson claimed the abortion issue is about “women’s rights.” He never mentioned children in his letter – except, ironically, to brag about being a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for “children’s rights.”

He assumed that all women support abortion and that men should, too, even if they don’t fully understand or agree.

“There’s nothing wrong in not knowing everything there is to know about abortion,” he wrote, urging them to support abortion anyway.

Later, Neeson claimed Ireland’s pro-life laws are hurting women – a claim refuted multiple times by doctors across the country.

“Yes, gone are the days when our country used to drop our pregnant women and girls off at the gates of institutions that hid them behind high walls,” Neeson wrote. “Yet still, we drop our girlfriends, wives, daughters, sisters and mothers to the departure gates at Dublin Airport, forcing them to travel to other countries to access basic healthcare services and denying them necessary aftercare upon their return.”

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This is not true. Earlier this spring, Dr. Eamon McGuinness, a former chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Ireland, wrote a column for the Irish Times refuting these exact claims.

If the laws truly were putting women at risk, McGuiness said he “would be leading the charge to have them expunged from the Constitution. A constitutional restriction on my ability, or the ability of any of my colleagues, to save the life of a pregnant woman would indeed be intolerable.”

Since 1983, when Ireland passed its Eighth Amendment to protect unborn babies’ right to life, McGuinness said the country has become one of the safest places in the world for pregnant mothers.

Pro-life advocates have been working hard against a biased media, celebrities like Neeson and U2 and the huge, illegal donations from rich American businessmen who are intent on pushing Ireland to adopt abortion on demand. Pro-life volunteers have been knocking on doors across Ireland to save the Eighth Amendment and thousands of unborn babies’ lives.

Many of their efforts at outreach have been met with hostility and vandalism by abortion activists. Last week, an abortion activist allegedly assaulted a pro-lifer in Galway as he was attempting to hang up a poster.

Two polls this spring show the pro-abortion campaigners are losing ground. Still, support for abortion is higher than opposition. In April, the Business Insider reported 47 percent of Irish voters now say they will vote to repeal the pro-life Eighth Amendment – down 9 points from an earlier poll. According to the poll, 28 percent will vote to retain the pro-life amendment, and 20 percent are undecided.