FORNICATION WAS the single greatest cause of unwanted pregnancies in Ireland.

FORNICATION WAS the single greatest cause of unwanted pregnancies in Ireland, Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin said.

During the resumed Dáil debate, she said she was against abortion in any form. “The grace of God is so liberating and provides so many options to get the best out of life despite our fallen nature, and we all have that.

“Having said that, it is an ideal to aim for. In an ideal world there would be no unwanted pregnancies and no unwanted babies, but we are far from living in an ideal world. An honest and a scriptural view is that things are getting harder for people, so what then for the weak in our society?

Ms Mulherin continued: “Abortion as murder, therefore sin, which is the religious argument, is no more sinful, from a scriptural point of view, than all other sins we don’t legislate against, like greed, hate and fornication. The latter, being fornication, I would say, is probably the single most likely cause of unwanted pregnancies in this country.”

That is the most disgusting and idiotic justification I’ve ever heard for abortion. If that be the case, might as well stop legislating against murder all together. After all, it’s no worse. Murder is murder. How stupid.

Well, that’s bizarre. Sounds like she’s making a good argument for outlawing fornication…

Also, why on earth does she say things are getting harder for people?

She was arguing against abortion. She is strongly oppossed to it been ever introduced to Ireland.

The retorts from another Gov’t member (Luke Mink Flannagan) to Fine Gael and Fianna Fali TDs was appalling! :frowning:

Archbishop McQuaids crozier is firmly still around your necks.

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