Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Treaty of Lisbon and Abortion: the truth. Libertas lie others don't

The Treaty of Lisbon and Abortion: the truth.

Some organisations and individuals have claimed that abortion on demand could be legalised if the Treaty of Lisbon is ratified.

This is a blatant lie.
According to Bishop Noel Treanor of the Catholic Church, some people are “giving out misleading and inaccurate information on the treaty”.
“He said none of them speak on behalf of the Catholic Church.”
Bishop Treanor said that “Catholics have no reason to vote No in the Lisbon Treaty referendum on religious or ethical grounds.”
He said that Catholics “can vote Yes in good conscience” to the Treaty of Lisbon which “does not alter the legal position of abortion in Ireland”.
The Treaty of Lisbon contains the following words, which guarantee respect for Ireland's constitutional position on abortion:

Nothing in the Treaties or in the Treaties or Acts modifying or supplementing those Treaties, shall affect the application in Ireland of Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution of Ireland.

Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution of Ireland acknowledges the right to life of unborn children:

The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.

The Treaty of Lisbon won't change this.

The truth is there in plain language for all to see.

1 comment:

  1. With or without the Lisbon Treaty, pregnant Irish women will still have to go abroad for an abortion, as long as the Irish Constitution and Irish law prohibit abortion in Ireland.

    The problem is Irish and it can be sorted out only by the Irish themselves.


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