Hillary Clinton recently traveled to Ireland to accept an honorary doctorate in laws from Trinity College Dublin. While speaking to Irish college students, the 2016 losing Democratic presidential candidate praised the abortion activists who played a pivotal role in repealing their country’s legal protection for innocent, unborn babies.
On May 25, 2018, voters in Ireland repealed the country’s 8th Amendment, which established that an unborn baby’s right to life is deserving of equal protection. The 66 percent to 33 percent vote in Ireland didn’t immediately make abortion legal. However, it paved the way for a government proposal to permit elective first-trimester abortions.
Later abortions will allegedly be limited to fatal fetal abnormalities and other medical emergencies. Although the pro-abortion campaigners vowed to enact a moderate abortion law, Ireland’s government followed up the repeal of the 8th Amendment with plans to make Catholic hospitals perform abortions, coerce general practitioners to offer abortion referrals, force taxpayers to fund abortions, and prevent pro-life individuals from protesting, praying, or counseling in front of abortion facilities.
During her speech at Trinity College Dublin, Clinton candidly remarked, “Now, a lot has happened since I was last in Ireland. I became a grandmother twice over, which is just about the greatest thing in the world. As you may have heard, I ran for president. That didn’t exactly work out how I had hoped.”
Regarding the recent political reverberations in the country, the former Democratic senator from New York went so far as to call the legalization of abortion in Ireland “inspiring.” The former Secretary of State said, “Anyone who cares about preserving a democratic future must recognize that we need to do a better job of making democracy work for young people. I’ve also seen what’s possible when young people participate, and make your voices heard. The Irish abortion referendum was an inspiring sight.”
“Airports were mini-rallies with cheering and colorful banners greeting citizens who came as far away as from Japan, Australia and, of course, America. On the day of the vote one of the strictest laws in the world was overturned with nearly 87 percent of 18- to 25-year-olds voting ‘yes.’”
Clearly criticizing President Donald J. Trump about the temporary separation of illegal alien kids from their parents at the United States’s southern border with Mexico, the former first lady remarked, “We are living through an era when fundamental rights, civic virtue, even facts and reason are under assault like never before…Yet even in this dark hour we are witnessed an outpouring of moral conviction, civic engagement and lasting commitment to stand up for the most vulnerable among us.”
However, the former Democratic Senator from New York has reportedly labeled abortion a “human right.” She’s also voted against banning grisly partial-birth abortions.
At Trinity College Dublin, Clinton praised her young audience. Referring to millennials, she said, “no demographic is better positioned to be a force on the side of democracy, progress, and equality.” The former first lady also gushed about her “confidence that you will be able to answer these questions and build a better world than the one we’re leaving in your lap.” In addition to the young abortion activists Clinton lauded, the Irish abortion referendum was supported by celebrities such as the rock band U2, Liam Neeson, Liam Cunningham, Aisling Bea, and Cillian Murphy. Google banned all advertisements relating to the referendum. Pro-life supporters claimed this action provided their pro-abortion counterparts with an unfair advantage.
Unlike his 2016 campaign rival, President Trump has worked hard during his short tenure at the White House to protect the rights of the unborn. The pro-life champion signed legislation allowing states to remove Title X financial support from Planned Parenthood due to its provision for abortion. He also reinstated the Mexico City policy, which negates United States aid funds to any international organization that promotes or funds abortion. President Trump even expanded the policy to include almost all United States foreign health spending rather than merely family-planning monies.
~ 1776 Christian