Friday, 20th July 2018
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Dear Editor,

I find it extraordinary that the Government chose one of the most important weeks in the Christian calendar, namely Holy Week, to announce a date for a referendum to consider the introduction of a process aimed at killing our living but unborn children. Over 2,000 years ago a Roman Leader, Pontius Pilate, gave into the demands of a baying crowd and sentenced an innocent man, Jesus Christ, to death. And now we have a Government aiding and abetting a small group of similarly demanding people whose lust for death will be never ending.

All animal and plant species replicate themselves to survive. Yet we now have a Government who want the Irish people to consider pressing the self-destruct button.

What a long way down we have come as a nation, from once valuing all human life to possibly now considering which living but unborn child will not have the opportunity to live his or her natural life to the full, who will not have the opportunity to breathe our Irish air, to dance, to play, to be celebrated as one of our own and to be a part of our Nation's future.

None of the pro-abortion people I have ever met have a single life-affirming story of abortion to tell. And they want more of it. Where does their lust for the death of the our unborn children end?

And now we have a small coterie of people in this fair island who want us to believe that our living but unborn children are not human until they are born! No mother ever talks about being pregnant with a clump of cells. She and everyone around her talks about her baby!

When a pregnant woman goes to the UK seeking an abortion she carries in her womb not a potential human being but a human being with potential, a son or a daughter, a grandchild, a cousin, a nephew or a niece. Two human beings go abroad but only one comes home.

Women have the unique gift of bringing new life into this world. Mothers and their children should be treasured. Irish men have a role to play too, after all it takes two to make a child. Most men are only too happy to embrace fatherhood and welcome new life into this world. Holding a newly born baby is an unique and life affirming experience. It is time that all Irish men stood up for life instead of seeking to aid and abet those who want to destroy it.

We have a once in a lifetime chance to act to retain a constitutional provision that not only preserves life but has already saved many others. Don't throw it away. Please vote No on May 25th.


Fintan J Power

23 Grange Lawn, Waterford.


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