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Sabina Higgins’ abortion call an abuse of privilege and a shameful targeting of babies with disabilities

by | May 9, 2016

Editor’s note. The following comes from the Irish pro-life group, The Life Institute.

Sabina Higgins

Sabina Higgins

The Life Institute has said that the attack on the Constitutional right to life of unborn babies by the President of Ireland’s wife, Sabina Higgins, was an absolute abuse of power and privilege.

Life Institute Spokeswoman Niamh Uí Bhriain said that Ms Higgins’ comments, targeting unborn babies with a disability, were particularly offensive to families who had lost a child to a life-limiting condition.

“The President’s wife is unelected but uses the platform of the supposedly non-political office of her husband to amplify her support for abortion,” said Niamh Uí Bhriain.

“The fact that she has targeted babies with a disability to justify an abortion call is, in my view, reprehensible. It is shameful to see Ms. Higgins use the language of discrimination–misinformed and discriminatory phrases like ‘fatal foetal abnormality’, which are not a medical diagnosis – despite a call by parents for an end to this language and discriminatory attitudes towards unborn babies with a severe disability.”

“It seems that Ms. Higgins is seizing the pulpit of the Presidential office to push her own agenda on the killing of unborn babies. This is unprecedented, and has ensured that the office of President is now seen as part of an abortion campaign, a move which would be opposed by the majority of Irish people.”

Categories: Abortion