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The threat posed to the protection of the unborn in the coming election is of far greater consequence than the eventual effects of any political overtures being made to us.
The latter may or may not improve our lot but they will not threaten our very lives. The proposal to rescind the Eighth Amendment, should it be successful, will certainly accelerate the killing of the as-yet unborn.
This strikes at the very heart of our shared humanness. It deems the most vulnerable in our midst worthless, incapable of becoming both loving and loved human beings.
I believe that all of us who are pro-life are obliged to give each and every pro-life candidate available to us our votes, irrespective of party or group affiliations. The retention of the amendment would further enhance Ireland’s threatened status as one of the safest countries in the world for both expectant mother and her infant.
Colm Ó Tórna
Baile Átha Cliath
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