Ireland warned: Abortion sent America down dark path

Friday, June 7, 2013
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Abortion is legal but tightly restricted in Ireland, and now Irish lawmakers are considering a new law that would weaken the current ban on abortion.

Pro-life groups, activists and Irish-Americans have come alongside the largely Catholic nation in an attempt to keep it abortion-free.

Rev. Patrick Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition, is telling his Irish colleagues to avoid the mistakes made in America.

"When I was over there and spoke at large rallies, we said, 'Do not make the mistake that America made - 40 years down the road, over 55 million innocent children.'"


"Abortion has not helped our society and culture," Mahoney tells OneNewsNow, "and in fact our nation is turning away from abortion and embracing a culture of life."

Mahoney says the European Union is pushing Ireland to loosen its abortion laws by portraying the nation as "backwards" and trailing behind other European countries.

"So when you see the European Union ripping Ireland as being somehow backward and Neanderthal, the real thing they are saying there, in coded language, it's an attack on the church," says Mahoney.

Demonstrations are planned for today, June 7, at Irish embassies around the world to encourage the government to uphold its long-standing laws protecting the unborn.

Mahoney believes a vast majority of the more than 36 million Irish-Americans living in the United States are deeply troubled that the Irish government would legislate abortion into their native country.

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