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It is worse than racism.

The child is innocent; has committed no crime; nor permitted a right of appeal to a higher authority; and, therefore, has no great lawyer to step forward in defence.

In times past men would have called this system despotic and cruel.

Now what do we see? People dancing, drinking champagne and rejoicing in the streets - like some pitiless enemy in the Middle East euphoric over the termination of a location in Christendom.

I have never been to the Emerald Isle; our teachers taught us it was the land of saints, scholars and dreaming spires. That vision has been shattered.

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

DrJonah • 4 years ago

There is and will be a way to bridge the split. It is the one being realized in every pro-abortion country. It is called pragmatism. Being pro-abortion does not and cannot work. Ireland once was abundant in energetic intelligent people. They were Ireland's only natural resource but with that resource they outpaced many countries like the Ukraine that has all the resources but insufficient people. Because you cannot run a free market economy with a declining population, I assure you that Ireland's economy will decline exponentially as its population declines. Moreover because an abortion is only and always detrimental to the health of a woman, Ireland's health care budget will spiral up which will put increasing pressure on health care providers to give their elders an early, dignified of course, death. All this and more will be realized all too late to reverse the trend. Don't believe me? Ask any citizen of a Nordic country.

Ciarán O'Comáin • 4 years ago

NOTE: The picture appears to be from a previous referendum held in 2002 which tried to tighten the laws around abortion.

MediaSceptic • 4 years ago

"Am I wrong in equating this reality with racism?"
No, good point - and, similarly, in equating it to slavery too where one individual exists for or at the convenience of the other

Eric MacDonald • 4 years ago

Yes, he is wrong, obviously. It has not the slightest resemblance to racism.

Vee • 4 years ago

Can you explain your position, please?

Eric MacDonald • 4 years ago

I tried in some detail to deal with the article as a whole, but it was not published. Mr. Cook says that he wants me to comment here, but he has now refused to publish two reasonably detailed analyses of two different articles. I do not intend to comment further on this site, which is about irrational prejudice and has nothing whatever to do with thinking or giving reasons.

Vee • 4 years ago

Okay. Thanks for replying.

editor • 4 years ago

I'm a bit puzzled here. I cannot find any comments from you in our "deleted" section. Are you sure that you actually posted the comments? Disqus has made the process slightly more difficult lately (sorry) and you may have made a mistake.