SIR – We have not heard much about the effects of the legalisation of abortion. It is no longer news and now that abortion ‘services’ are available it is generally assumed there are no moral or ethical considerations beyond what applies to normal healthcare.
But the referendum was not the last word. There are still many who will continue to oppose abortion. Not least are the members of the medical profession who refuse to have anything to do with it. To the liberal secular mind, those who oppose abortion on ethical and religious grounds are motivated by fairy stories and superstition, otherwise known as the Catholic Faith.
Let us suppose the Catholic Faith to be true, that there is a God and that Jesus Christ, the second person of the Holy Trinity, founded a church on the rock of St Peter and gave that church his own teaching. It is therefore divine teaching that gives the foetus in the womb, not the potential to become a human person, but is already a human person and has been since the moment of conception.
Furthermore, it is a grave sin to end that life and is deserving of eternal damnation. Thus anything causing, procuring or carrying out an abortion is putting their eternal soul in danger. They are on the road to hell and hell is the ultimate free choice.
To say that abortion is an act of compassion is a lie. It is neither compassionate to the child, who loses it’s life, nor to the mother who has been persuaded that the life she has conceived has to be killed, there is no other way out.
I am sure it is true to say that Secular Atheism has taken the place of the Catholic Church in Ireland. What was once a lie has become truth, what was evil has become good, wrong has become right.
We have free choice, we can believe the lies of the devil or we can embrace the love and mercy of God.
Once again at Eastertide we were reminded that the Risen Lord Jesus has triumphed over sin and death. Thus, a culture of despondency and death has no future.
A GP is being paid four hundred and fifty euros to facilitate an abortion. I am reminded of a passage of scripture: St Mark eight, verse thirty-six: ‘What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and loses his soul?’
But for four hundred and fifty euros!