Does Ireland Need Abortion OR Does Abortion Need Ireland???

The stage is set, and all foreseeable road blocks have been removed for the repeal of Ireland’s 8th Amendment which currently protects the lives of unborn babies.  And given the current cultural trends, I think it would be remarkable if this referendum did NOT go the way of the pro-abortion advocates.

 

So why are pro-abortion lobby groups giving hundreds of thousands of euros to fund this repeal campaign?  The answers go deeper than you might think.  First, having a country like Ireland that is predominantly Roman Catholic suddenly change its mind on something like abortion is good for advertising, as the gay rights lobby groups found out in 2015.  Second, it’s not just public relations campaigns and funding that comes into play here.  The issue goes deeper still.  It traces its way all the way back to the foundations of morality and how we determine what is right and what is wrong.

 

The Bible begins in a very interesting way.  God gives us a day by day narrative of how he created the world.  His pattern goes something like this:  God creates, then God declares it good (Genesis 1:4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25, 31).  This declaration of good is extremely significant because it shows us that God creates a moral universe.  In other words, God builds into his creation a standard of right and wrong.  Humans, being a part of God’s creation, have the same standard of right and wrong built into our psyche.

 

Hebrews 10:16 says, ““This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds…”.  No matter how hard we try, we can never get away from this inherent knowledge of right and wrong.  But we do try…and oh how we do try to justify our own self-made standards of right and wrong.  Abortion cannot be both right and wrong at the same time.  It must be one or the other, but never both and never neither. So, the question becomes, “what does God say?”.  And God says that every human life, great or small, is sacred (see Gen. 1:26-27).  Therefore, the preservation of human life is right, and the destruction of human life is wrong.  Ireland does not need abortion.

 

But abortion needs Ireland.  Yes, it will become a pivotal advertising pawn for the pro-abortion advocates if the 8th Amendment is repealed, but even more significantly, it will help ease the guilty minds and consciences of pro-abortionists worldwide.  Romans 2:15 says, “They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them…”.  You can suppress your conscience for a while, but that’s the best that you can do.

 

I once read about a baseball field that was build over an old landfill where old tyres had been buried.  These beautiful new facilities served the local community well for several years.  But after a while the players began missing routine balls hit to them.  Baseballs, which normally bounced routinely on the beautifully manicured surface, suddenly began bouncing wildly out of control.  You see, after several years of freeze and thaw these old tyres had eventually worked their way up to the surface and completely ruined the once beautiful playing surface.  The human conscience is very similar to these buried tyres.  You can try and bury what God says is good.  You can even build up something utopian over top of it that boasts freedom and choice.  But eventually, God’s standard of right and wrong comes back to haunt the person suppressing God’s truth.

 

Pro-abortion groups need Ireland’s unborn to die because as long as Ireland’s legal code reflects God’s law, it reminds them that they are wrong.  And their guilty consciences can’t handle that.  The consequences are too great for them, for they long to be at peace with themselves, but that peace will never come as long as they rebel against God’s law.

 

Ultimately, the fight to repeal the 8th Amendment isn’t about choice, it’s about peace of conscience.  And it won’t matter if every country in the world says that abortion is right, you will never escape what God has created you to be.  You can never erase what he has written upon your heart.  Abortion is wrong, period!  Vote “NO” to repealing the 8th Amendment.

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