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Irish pro-abortion activist: “Abortion was unspeakable”

by | Oct 11, 2022

Ireland legalized abortion. But as recently as 2015, a pro-abortion feminist wrote:

In Ireland, the very word “abortion” is unspeakable, shunned as too shocking, shameful, stark – and true. Not only is abortion exiled so that it doesn’t happen here, hic et nunc [here and now], and our hands clean, our consciences clear; it has been banished from the discursive hubs of our society, including academe, the media, and the Dail, and effectively paraphrased out of conceptual existence.

Ailbhe Smyth, “Above and beyond the Silence” in Aideena Quilty, Sinead Kennedy and Catherine Conlon The Abortion Papers Ireland: Volume 2 (Togher, Cork: Attic Press, 2015) p.xi.

It is striking what pro-abortion propaganda and a deeply pro-abortion media can do to normalize abortion.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission. Sarah Terzo is offering a short, free pro-life eBook that exposes the pro-choice movement. Click here to get it.

Categories: Ireland