Dublin Declaration on Maternal Health – Abortion is not medically necessary to save women’s lives

In September this year, an International Symposium on Maternal Health was held in Dublin. According to reports, approx. 150 medical professionals were in attendance. They issued a statement (now known as the Dublin Declaration on Maternal Health) which reads,

“As experienced practitioners and researchers in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, we affirm that direct abortion – the purposeful destruction of the unborn in the termination of pregnancy – is not medically necessary to save the life of a woman.

We uphold that there is a fundamental difference between abortion, and necessary medical treatments that are carried out to save the life of the mother, even if such treatments results in the loss of life of her unborn child.

We confirm that the prohibition of abortion does not affect, in any way, the availability of optimal care to a pregnant woman.” (statement ends.)

Tomorrow (Wednesday), the Dail ( Irish Parliament) will meet, to discuss and debate the report compiled by an “Expert” group on the issue of abortion in the Republic of Ireland. This group is chaired by Mr.Justice Sean Ryan and, according to a leaked “report of the report,”  they state that , “termination of pregnancy should be considered a medical treatment regardless of whether the risk to the woman arises on physical or mental health grounds.”

The contrast between this latter statement and the above Declaration is both startling and shocking!

The Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), Enda Kenny, has ruled out a free vote for his party Fine Gael TD’s (Members of Parliament,) so he is not allowing a conscience vote.
Praveen Halappanavar, husband of Savita Halappanavar,  is intensifying the pressure on the Irish government by threatening them with an appeal to the European Parliament if they don’t grant him a Public Inquiry, and giving them a deadline of this Thursday to capitulate to his demands.

Obviously three inquiries ( and there will be three when one includes a Coroner’s Inquest) are not enough for Mr.Halappanavar, who has become the “darling of the Left” and the pro-abortion rent-a-mob.

Incidentally, they will be protesting (again) at the Dail tomorrow (during the debate) and they view their jaunt with the excitement reserved for a day trip to the country, as they have suggested that activists bring camping chairs and flasks of tea/coffee and wrap up in warm clothing. This is an exciting time for these activists because their dream of abortion on demand is tantalisingly close. A dream for them and a nightmare for those of us who believe that life is precious, from conception to life’s end.

We fear that the Irish government will capitulate because of threats and intimidation, but we continue to hope that courage is not an elusive quality in Irish legislators.



11 thoughts on “Dublin Declaration on Maternal Health – Abortion is not medically necessary to save women’s lives

  1. Susan. I notice you seem to really focus your blog on the “wickedness” that is going on in the world. You do seem to have missed some vile, wicked, abominable acts that have been reported in recent days. To ensure that your readers are kept informed of the sin that has been going on on their own doorstep can I suggest that you consider blogging with the following titles: (if you don’t have time I can compile articles for you)

    Ex DUP TUV councillor, orange order member and Irish rugby international today convicted of the unmentionable, vile acts of 13 counts of indecency and sexual abuse of children.

    Christian minister of elim and Free Presbyterian church, DUP member and leading light in the Caleb Foundation arrested after camera found in toilet

  2. Susan, you’re one vile excuse of a person who has no compassion for anyone but yourself! I’m sure you would be proud of yourself for what you wrote; I bet that Satan would be proud of you too!

    • Nicole,
      We have heard the same rant from you before, and ad hominem attacks are your stock in trade.

      While you’re on the subject of who or what is vile, we believe that those who advocate the murder of unborn babies are vile, and those who threatened a pro-life politican with castration are vile. Now, madam Nicole, I’m challenging you to a public debate, and the topic I would like to debate is “This House Believes That Feminism Has Harmed Women”. I challenge you to say in public what you have said on our blog.

      Now, will you kindly comment on the Dublin declaration?

  3. I am saying this on a blog so it IS public by the way. Pakistan is run by the taliban and people like you support what the taliban do in that you constantly infer women are evil, at fault, are responsible for mens problems, should be controlled and should be submissive. You are vile and you do not deserve a womb.

    • Nicole,
      Please take the trouble to read our post entitled “The Jeffrey and Dennis Show featuring the TALIBAN!”. Far from supporting the Taliban, we roundly condemn them and those who would seek to “bring them in from the cold”. Is it beyond you, Nicole, to comment on posts without launching ad hominem attacks? Is your vocabulary that limited?

  4. I simply do not take you or anything you write seriously enough Susan, you write utter tripe. Ad hominem, ad hominem, ad hominem. You’d make a good taliban wife because you would do as you’re told, if you were beaten you’d probably say ‘thankyou dear’ and smile. You are obsessed with foetal cells – you would prefer a world of motherless babies if it came down to it. You are sick and deluded. Women matter more than foetuses. Deal with it.

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