For anyone living in Ireland or aware of what’s going on here, we’re all currently getting ready to vote on the Lisbon Treaty ….again.
See the way voting works in Ireland is the government poses a new policy to the People and the People say “Nah, we don’t want that thanks”, and the government says, “Oh wrong answer guys, Try again”, and the People are made vote again and again until they say Yes!
For anyone not familiar with Lisbon, it’s a new amending treaty to improve on the Nice Treaty (which I think we also tried to say No to) and tightens our bond with the EU and tries to unite everyone’s policies and Ireland was one of a few countries who were actually allowed vote on this through a referendum process!
(my political knowledge isn’t great, so that’s probably arse-ways, but the general info is there!)
Anyway, one of the reasons Irish people voted No to Lisbon the first time was because there was a fear that the EU could legalise abortion in Ireland, which we don’t like.
Abortion is illegal in Ireland.
So was contraception up until recent decades, but that’s just silly!
Abortion, on the other hand, is not silly.
Oh no, I hear you say; she’s going to talk about That.
And yes I am.
The possible legalisation of abortion is still a worry to people (even though it’s not at all probable now) so the issue has been brought up. Listening to the radio recently, I heard an email sent into the show by a girl who had an abortion. She was a stupid girl in college who got drunk and slept around and low and behold, became pregnant. And oh dear, she was still in college and couldn’t deal with a baby so she sneaked over the UK to have an abortion. She was so upset but she did it anyway and now we have to feel sorry for her because it was so hard on her ….but if she could go back she’d do it again, cos it just wasn’t ‘the right time’ for her to have a baby.
Texts and emails flooded in from people who said they felt sorry her and she brought tears to their eyes and it’s a woman’s right to chose and other such bullshit.
That’s right, pure and utter bullshit!
Yes it is a woman’s right to chose, so chose to keep your legs closed if you don’t want to risk getting pregnant!
Everyone knows that contraception isn’t guaranteed to work! The condom can break and the pill can just not work and that’s the chance we all take when we fancy a bit of rough and tumble!
You know the risk.
News Flash: You’ve just killed a baby.
I hate being so crude and blunt about what I know is a sensitive subject but the fact is that when the sperm and the egg come together, you have a baby: maybe not a full and proper baby, but it’s still a baby.
Abortion is murder.
Nothing could ever make me think it’s ok.
Yes if I found out I was pregnant, I would panic and cry and probably try and hide it from my parents by claiming I’d just put on a few pounds as I waddled around at eight months pregnant, but that ‘thing’ is still my responsibility and it’s a life: a life that I helped create.
Yup, it’d be an inconvenience and a struggle, but you know what, I made my bed and lay in it and messed it up a bit, so I’m going to make the best of this!
(lol how cute is that kid!!!!???)
Nobody can say they don’t know the risks when they have sex.
And really if you ABSOLUTELY don’t want a baby and are just totally yawned by the idea of changing nappies, well there are MILLIONS of couples who would die for a chance to take those responsibilities off your hands.
It makes me so angry when people try to make abortion seem OK and try to justify it!
And yes I know people will say What about Rape victims, and to be honest, I can’t morally say that it’s ok for a rape victim to have an abortion, because isn’t the situation bad enough without taking a life on top of it all: a life that could have made a childless couple unspeakably happy?
But it’s a horrible situation so I could never come down definitely on either side in a rape case, and while I’d never condone an abortion, I’d never point a finger and shout ‘Shuuuun’ …to be honest, I’d just have to not talk about it.
I should also add at this point that I get just as angry with Pro Life protesters who stand in town and wave giant pictures of an aborted foetus, because that’s just as wrong. My mum still gets upset whenever she tells me the story of a Pro Life campaigner who shoved one of those graphic leaflets in our door ….while my mum was pregnant with me and obviously terrified of anything going wrong with the pregnancy.
And to be honest, I very rarely talk about this. It’s my opinion and that’s that: no one is going to change it because to me, yes, abortion is murder. People have a tendency to get in your face over issues like this and when they find out I’m anti-abortion they can’t wait to tell me I’m a conservative and tell me all the reasons why abortion is Great!
It actually makes my feel sick to talk about it.
So why did I write this?
Well after getting genuinely upset about the radio piece and half crying about it to The Boy, I became annoyed.
So many people were sympathising with Abortion Girl and saying Oh tell all the Bible Bashers and Catholic Freaks to f*ck off, and I was sickened. Abortion has nothing to do with religion: it’s a basic concept of Right and Wrong. These days all anti-abortion people are seen as crazy church freaks, and yes the ones we always hear from are normally just that.
But there are so many anti-abortion people like me who are just sick of being attacked whenever people discover our Dirty Secret. It’s grand to be Ok with abortion because then you’re liberal and the likes, but God help you if you apply some morals to life: you must be mad, or a good-two-shoes or the kind of person that nothing bad happens to!
Yeah well maybe I’ve never had an unplanned pregnancy, but I by no means view the world through rose coloured glasses.
I’m not perfect.
I’m not a devout Christian (in fact, I had to tell my friend the other day that I was taking a Leave of Absence from our church folk group because it clashed with X Factor, lol!).
I’m not a crazy person who pushes pictures of dead babies into people’s hands.
I am a person: a person who has made mistakes but does attempt to rectify them and still tries to have a sense of right and wrong …and whatever argument you try to put up in its defence, abortion is wrong.
Maybe you’re finding it hard to accept the fact I never talk about this and never allow myself get into arguments, but this rant is due to years of pent-up beliefs. It sounds dramatic but it makes me unbelievably angry when people support abortion and use those stupid Right to Chose arguments: I actually do feel physically sick when I’m made think about abortion ….even writing this, my stomach is churning.
Which is probably a sign I should stop.
I’ve said my piece anyway…
*prepares for the onslaught of abuse….*