Tell the Irish Citizen's Assembly: Don't make the mistake of legalising abortion
The Irish Government's 'Citizens' Assembly' met at the end of November to discuss abortion and repealing the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution - the pro-life amendment in the Irish Constitution, which provides legal protection to both mother and baby in pregnancy.
The Citizens' Assembly is supposed to be a cross-section of Irish society - 99 citizens, "randomly" selected by pollsters from Red C, plus one judge, from the Irish Supreme Court, Mary Laffoy, to chair the meetings - which take place on one weekend per month, with the 8th Amendment being discussed over the coming months.
But, actually, the Citizens' Assembly is not an official 'governmental' body at all, and it has no statutory power. However, it is clear that the Citizens' Assembly will be taken seriously by the Irish Parliament, as well as by the Irish media.
As mentioned, the first and most important issue discussed by the Assembly is the 8th Amendment (Ireland's pro-life constitutional amendment), and whether or not it should be repealed.
Yes, that means that the Assembly is meeting, under the guise of democracy, to openly discuss the taking of innocent human life.
They have not reached any conclusions, yet, but they are now accepting submissions from the public...and, not just from Irish citizens living in Ireland.
In fact, according to its website, the Assembly are inviting submissions from, "citizens and non-citizens living in Ireland or living abroad." This basically means that anyone in the world can make a submission. Though it seems an outrageous affront to Irish sovereignty, perhaps, the supposition is that Ireland's position on abortion is so influential around the world that the Assembly feels obliged to receive submissions from absolutely anyone.
Actually, it is more likely that the Assembly wants to encourage international bodies, such as the UN, Amnesty International, and other abortion-promoting international institutions, to feel free to contribute to the "debate".
Whatever the real reason, people, from every continent, who wish to make submissions, may do so.
AND, THIS FRIDAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR MAKING A SUBMISSION.
Therefore, CitizenGO are now making a submission to Ireland's Citizen's Assembly on the 8th Amendment.
From a perspective which values and cherishes life from the moment of conception, this submission will explain why the signers (citizens of many nations) believe that it would be a huge mistake to follow other countries into the culture of death, which hurts women, kills unborn children, and generally coarsens society.
Ireland does not need to follow the bad example given by other countries. Instead, the Irish should consider increasing Government provision for women in crisis, rather than retreating to the default position of having recourse to the violence of abortion. Remove the crisis, not the child.
Specifically, this submission will give evidence that legalising abortion inexorably leads to more abortions, even when brought in on so-called "limited grounds". We will also point out to the Assembly that legalising abortion can also lead to the practical extinction of unborn children with disabilities, through a type of eugenic search-and-destroy philosophy. And, finally, this submission will make the point that, where abortion has been well-established for decades, the euphemism of "choice" actually stands for "coercion", where, again, we should rather seek to eliminate panic and desperation, rather than the unborn child.
This submission then calls on the Citizens' Assembly, and the Irish Government, to retain the 8th Amendment - keeping the status quo, as is - and, instead, focus on making better provision for women in crisis pregnancies.
None of us has the right to play God, and none of us has the authority to dictate which categories of human being are worthy of life, and which are not worthy of life.
Thank you for signing this submission. We hope to have many thousands of signatures on this submission, which will be delivered to the offices of the Citizens' Assembly, before the close of business on Friday - the last day they are accepting submissions.
Therefore, please SIGN and then SHARE this hugely important petition/submission! Your signature can make a decisive difference!
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Make your own submission by following this link:
This link goes to personal stories of women hurt by abortion:
The following links give information about the high rates of abortion for unborn children with disabilities:
According to the BBC Sally Phillips documentary "A World Without Downs Syndrome", in Iceland, 100% of babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted. So there has not been a single child born with DS in the last five years -
Stories of children with life-limiting conditions, beating the odds:
Sign this petition now!
Irish Citizen's Assembly: Do not make the same mistakes other countries have made on abortion.