Irish pro-abortion activist: “Abortion was unspeakable”

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, 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) xi

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

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life. She lives in NJ.

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