Promoting abortion through lies and false compassion


In the United States, the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the Roe v. Wade case, in part because the woman who brought the case was allegedly raped. It turns out that “Jane Roe” — who is actually Norma McCorvey — was never raped at all. (And praise God, she is now pro-life!) So this case preyed on Americans’ well-intentioned but misguided compassion for rape victims — and it was a lie to top it off.

And now in Ireland, abortion supporters are engaged in a campaign to legalize abortion in the Emerald Isle and their methods (no surprise) rely on lies and misguided compassion.

Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny wants legal grounds for an abortion if the baby’s mother is suicidal. Anthony Murphy, editor of the Dublin-based Catholic Voice, detailed at CatholicVote the circumstances behind this recent legislative attack on unborn life.

Now the Irish-based Life Institute has put out a fact sheet detailing how science and health research do not support the dubious notion that abortion is in any way helpful to women considering suicide. In fact, abortion can further harm them.

Keep praying for Ireland.

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also regular contributor with Catholic Pulse. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

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