Giraffes and Belgians?

In a week when the regrettable killing of a giraffe in Denmark drew more attention than the Belgian abandonment of disabled children to their early graves, news of the legalisation of euthanasia for minors in Belgium was met with cautionary and solemn tones by most media outlets in Ireland and beyond. For most proponents of abortion and assisted-suicide/euthanasia for adults, the spectre of killing disabled children was somewhat unpalatable (thankfully).

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I couldn’t help but dwell however on the arbitrariness of a media who, only months ago, were clapping politicians on the back for legalising the killing children in the womb here in Ireland. I’d be interested to hear about how they reconcile their simultaneous advocacy of “choice” when it comes to parents killing their child in the womb, with their objections to the “choice” of a disabled child to kill themselves. Such disjointed inconsistencies are among the most frustrating aspects of much pro-abortion rhetoric and thinking. I’m told the psychological term is “cognitive dissonance”.

The Belgian experience is certainly instructive for other countries: prepare for the worst once the door is even slightly wedged open. I fear that Ireland too will experience a similar downward spiral into the murky depths of these inhuman practises, not only because of abortion legislation last summer which removed the shield of law from unborn babies, but also due to the unsurprising soundings from our Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore, who, hot on the heels from seeing abortion pass through our parliament, said that a debate was now required on assisted suicide.

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