Post-abortive women pleaded with Irish voters Tuesday not to fall for the deceptions of the abortion lobby.
The Irish nation is at a critical time with about a week left before a vote on whether to repeal the Eighth Amendment, which protects unborn babies’ right to life.
Joining a group of post-abortive women Tuesday in Dublin, Rachel described how she was deceived and hurt and her unborn babies’ lives destroyed by abortion, according to the Irish Times.
“I was awake for my second abortion,” she said. “The doctor counted all the baby body parts after my abortion. This was ‘best practice’ but it was horrific. My eyes were open that day to the reality of what an abortion involves. Abortion was a brutal way to treat me and my babies.”
She said she was 18 when she aborted her first unborn baby and 22 with her second. Rachel said her abortions were “brutal,” and she does not want any unborn baby or mother to have to go through what she did.
Her testimony was part of Women Hurt, a pro-life group of post-abortive Irish women who are urging their country to protect unborn babies’ lives.
Bernadette, of Cork, said she aborted her unborn baby while she was living in England.
Here’s more from the report about her story:
“It was devastating to later realise just what had happened. Today I am in contact with women from all over the world who are grieving after their abortions. They were ‘wanted abortions’ but the grief and regret they feel after is immense.
“There is a spiral of silence around the issue and a denial about abortion regret and the research and evidence that backs it up.
“Listening to women and men every day who experience this loss, regret and trauma, I see very clearly that abortion is destructive and tragic. We can do so much better for women in Ireland. That is why I will be voting No on May 25th,” she said.
The medical community also has been fighting misinformation promoted by the abortion lobby.
Dr. Eamon McGuinness, a former chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Ireland, recently wrote a column for the Irish Times refuting claims that the pro-life amendment is dangerous for women’s health.
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 and their babies.
On May 25, Ireland is scheduled to vote on whether 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.
Pro-lifers estimate that the Eighth Amendment has saved approximately 100,000 unborn babies’ lives from abortion.
If the amendment is repealed, government leaders plan to push a proposal to legalize abortion for any reason up to 12 weeks of pregnancy and later in a wide range of circumstances.
Pro-life advocates have been working hard against a biased media, celebrities and 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.