We are facing a flood of refugees on a biblical scale due to unprecedented levels of brutality and religious and racial intolerance. The corruption of the food chain by multinationals hardly elicits response. On the contrary, the EU, behind closed doors, abets the interest of Big Money which play no small part in bringing about the mess we are in.
Yet, issues related to abortion and so-called ‘gay rights’ are picked up by the EU and reacted to with a singular fanaticism that beggars belief.
The EU now puts pressure on Paraguay to legalize abortion over the case of a pregnancy in a 10 year old girl resulting from incestuous rape.
Sadly, Alfred Sant did not vote against this unsolicited interference of the EU.
He claimed that he did not vote in favour out of respect for the anti-abortion sympathies of the vast majority of the people who voted him into the EU parliament.
Thank God at least, and as yet, if principles do not count, public opinion might have a positive influence.
Rape is a heinous crime, especially when carried out on such a young person and by a relative to boot.
This, however, does not diminish by one iota the right of the innocent foetus to life.
If the pregnancy places the mother at risk and a decision has to be made that might result in the death of the baby; that is a totally different issue.
God forbid that the right to life is determined by a vox pop of uninformed people who react to such issues emotionally.
Life deserves much stronger safeguards than the being at the mercy of the whims of the crowd that can be manipulated by the persuasive skills of crafty and unscrupulous politicians.
On the other hand, we must thank David Casa for his unequivocal stand against abortion whatever the situation.
However, there is no room for complacency. Let us not fool ourselves into thinking that life issues are at risk only with politicians of the Labour Party.
Indications that laws on IVF are up for review indicate that pro-life issues are at risk.
Our political class is just parroting what has happened elsewhere in Europe and are just using salami tactics, an incremental modus operandi, to wipe out values that were once the heritage of our country.
It is of the utmost urgency that public opinion is made aware of what is at stake.
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‘Abortion would have saved the life of this innocent child’ – Alfred Sant
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