of Bible Based Ministries:
Ireland Legalises Abortion: Its Rejection of Roman Catholic Domination
In May 2018, Ireland voted – by a landslide – to legalise abortion, the murder of the unborn in their mothers’ wombs. 66.4%, or two thirds of the citizens, voted in favour of abortion, 33.6% voted against it.
How did it come to pass that a country which had been one of the most Roman Catholic countries in the world came to vote so overwhelmingly in favour of something contrary to official Roman Catholic doctrine?
The reality is that the Republic of Ireland is no longer the staunchly Papist country it was until very recent times. And this vote to legalise the murder of the unborn was, in the words of the pro-abortionist, homosexual prime minister of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, “the culmination of a quiet revolution that has been taking place in Ireland for the past 10 or 20 years.” Indeed it was “the culmination of a fundamental shift in Irish society – and one that has come about with stunning speed.” And specifically, this phenomenally swift shift in Irish society has to do with the position of the formerly all-powerful Roman Catholic “Church” in Ireland. The vote in favour of abortion was “a dramatic defeat for the Catholic church’s one-time domination of the Republic”, “[reflecting] Ireland’s emergence as a socially liberal country no longer obedient to Catholic dictates.” More than anything else, it was “a blunt rebuttal to the Catholic hierarchy, which has been beset by scandals over sexual abuse, financial crimes and its historic treatment of women.”