We should ignore Trudeau
May I draw your readers’ attention to the recent visit of An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, to Canada, where he met that country’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau. The citizens of Ireland were given what amounted to a lecture on women’s rights in the context of abortion.
To my mind, it was no accident that the subject of abortion was introduced, given the drive to have the so-called Eighth Amendment repealed and to allow abortion-on-demand in this country.
For Trudeau to enter the fray is outrageous, considering that Canada has one of the most liberal abortion regimes in the world. Then, as a followup, again in Canada, Varadkar announced his intention to have a referendum as soon as possible next year to enable the citizens of Ireland to ensure that women’s ‘rights’ are advanced. The ‘rights’ are not rights when the right of the child in the womb is not taken into consideration. Therefore, it cannot be said that the Eighth Amendment contravenes women’s rights, when the rights of the unborn are ignored.
The most vulnerable will need the continued protection of the Eighth Amendment and so any attempt at its repeal must be resisted. Brian M. McMahon
Ennis Co Clare