Fans vent fury at Jeremy Irons ‘moronic’ comments about abortion


#1

Jeremy Irons has angered fans after claiming abortion ‘harms women’ and should be considered a ‘sin’.
The Oscar winner, 67, showcased some striking opinions in a conversation with The Guardian with his thoughts on the right to life among topics discussed.
‘Take abortion… I believe women should be allowed to make the decision, but I also think the church is right to say it’s a sin,’ he said.

Read more: metro.co.uk/2016/03/25/fans-vent-fury-at-jeremy-irons-after-moronic-comments-about-abortion-5774946/#ixzz443Z0iZhe


#2

He was great in The Mission and Kingdom of Heaven. I haven’t seen too many of his other films, but Night Train to Lisbon is on my list.


#3

Good for him!


#4

Fans vent fury at Jeremy Irons after ‘moronic’ comments about abortion

metro.co.uk/2016/03/25/fans-vent-fury-at-jeremy-irons-after-moronic-comments-about-abortion-5774946/#ixzz443Z0iZhe

‘Abortion harms a woman – it’s a tremendous mental attack, and physical, sometimes. But we seem to get that muddled. In a way, thank God the Catholic church does say we won’t allow it, because otherwise nobody’s saying that it’s a sin.’


#5

Some interesting quotes from the article:

[quote=Jeremy Irons]I think all of society should be a thinktank where you throw ideas about. I had hoped the internet would help. Actually, what it has done is make everybody go schtum. They’re attacked for saying anything. So they say nothing.
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[quote=Jeremy Irons]Our society is based on a Christian structure, if you take those religious tenets away, then anything goes and it will become terrible – and you usually get into trouble.
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[quote=Jeremy Irons]Adultery might be very nice, but finally it ****s us up. And it ****s up the structure of society. We don’t steal – well, some people do – because it makes life intolerable for everybody. Yes, you can be in love and raise a family wonderfully by not being married, but actually marriage does give us a strength, because it’s quite hard to get out of, and so it makes us fight more to keep it together. If divorce becomes dead easy – which it sort of has – then we don’t have that backup. Because, for everybody, relationships are hard.
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[quote=Jeremy Irons]Take abortion. I believe women should be allowed to make the decision, but I also think the church is right to say it’s a sin. Because sin is actions that harm us. Lying harms us. Abortion harms a woman – it’s a tremendous mental attack, and physical, sometimes. But we seem to get that muddled. In a way, thank God the Catholic church does say we won’t allow it, because otherwise nobody’s saying that it’s a sin.
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[quote=Jeremy Irons][The US election signals] maybe the end of democracy. If democracy has become a gameshow where you vote for the one who makes you laugh most, or whatever, then we’re not worthy to have the vote.
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#6

Not surprising, whenever someone publicly goes against popular sentiment, it always leads to outrage and disgust. lol

Christians should know this more so than most.


#7

This reaction is pretty telling. He even said women should still be allowed to make the decision, just that it is a sin. So they’re furious at him for what exactly? Not for trying to prevent abortion (because he isn’t), but for preventing guilt-free abortion–for suggesting that there is some kind of right and wrong.


#8

Where is the “moronic” part?


#9

Note the poll at the page bottom! The overwhelming majority totally agrees with Irons!


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