BLOG READERS have been comparing current abortion in Ireland with the murder and torture revealed in the evil Mother and Baby Homes.
In my mind, they are two completely different issues.
What happened in the Mother and Baby Homes was systemised murder and torture presided over by the Roman Catholic Church and its bishops, priests and religious.
The state and the other non church players do deserve some of the blame.
But, in their defence, they were members of the RCC Cult – which was more of a cult then than it is now, and they were brainwashed by bishops, priests and religious into believing that what they said and did was God saying and doing, and to challenge and disobey them was disobeying and challenging God.
At that time bishops and priests could publicly condemn you and you woukd ve shunned by the whole community.
Bishops and priests condemned many thousands of people – pregnant women, homosexuals, protestants, to flee to England or the USA.
In one sense the bishops, priests and religious were the Irish Nazis / Third Reich / Gestapo and those in “society” were like the German population frightened into silence for fear of reprisals by the bishops, priests and religious.
And the Mother and Baby Homes were the Irish equivalent of Hitler’s concentration camps – where those who were not “good enough” for the RCC crowd, to be put out of sight, used for slave labour, tortured, sexually abused and even murdered and buried in unmarked graves.
The bishops, priests and religious were the Nazis of post treaty Ireland and the silent population, professions etc were the fearful, silenced, intimidated, brainwashed, equivalent of silent Germany.
I am not opposed to abortion because of RCC teachings.
I’m opposed to abortion because I’m a human being and a Christian.
I believe killing a baby in the womb is always wrong – except in some rare circumstances.
And those rare cases do not make abortion a GOOD. At best they make it A LESSER OF TWO EVILS.
I believe calling the baby a “fetus” or a “collection of cells” is to take away from the dignity of human life and a cop out.
However, Irish law now allows abortion.
All Christians and others are allowed to condemn abortion publicly and to campaign for a change in the law.
After that we must leave those who have abortions, support abortion and perform abortions to the judgement of God.
BUT abortion and the Mother and Baby Homes are two totally different issues.
MAYBE WE NEED THE IRISH EQUIVALENT OF THE NURMEMBURG TRIALS TO SORT IT OUT.
We could start them by bringing Amy Martin and Donal McKeown as witnesses or co-defendants before them?