Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $36,934 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Irish leader brushes aside Pope’s warning on abortion law

Catholic World News - January 09, 2013

Irish Taoiseach (prime minister) Enda Kenny has voiced his dismissed a warning by Pope Benedict XVI against new moves to allow legal abortion.

Speaking shortly after a similar statement from his deputy, Eamon Gilmore, Kenny said that the Irish government’s motivation is to provide certainty for health-care workers in cases when a pregnancy threatens the life of the mother. (Actually, existing Irish law allows for the termination of pregnancy in cases in which the mother’s life is endangered.)

In an implicit acknowledgment of fears that a “health-of-the-mother” standard could quickly lead to legal acceptance of abortion on demand, Kenny claimed that his government want “to introduce regulations that restrict a move towards abortion on demand, particularly in the case where suicide is involved."

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($125,313 to go):
$150,000.00 $24,687.05
84% 16%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Church Moves On, Slowly 0 hours ago
Is Cardinal Kasper losing his grip? 4 hours ago
The Pope is not the problem October 23
Do not confuse sacramental discipline and Catholic doctrine. October 23
Ignatius Press into the Breach: Trumping the Kasper Proposal October 22

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6