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22 / 12 / 2010 - Cardinal Brady`s Statement on ABC Abortion Case
Before the judgment was given in the 'ABC' abortion case, Precious Life wrote to Cardinal SeŠn Brady -Primate of all Ireland - and to all the Irish Bishops asking for their prayers, that the right to life of unborn children would remain protected in Ireland.
Below is the statement issued by Cardinal Brady...
"Today's judgment leaves future policy in Ireland on protecting the lives of unborn children in the hands of the Irish people and does not oblige Ireland to introduce legislation authorising abortion" - Cardinal Brady
The judgement given today by the European Court of Human Rights regarding the legal position on abortion in Ireland raises profound moral and legal issues which will require careful analysis and reflection. Today's judgment leaves future policy in Ireland on protecting the lives of unborn children in the hands of the Irish people and does not oblige Ireland to introduce legislation authorising abortion.
The Irish Constitution clearly says that the right to life of the unborn child is equal to that of his or her mother. These are the fundamental human rights at stake. The Catholic Church teaches that neither the unborn child nor the mother may be deliberately killed. The direct destruction of an innocent human life can never be justified, however difficult the circumstances. We are always obliged to act with respect for the inherent right to life of both the mother and the unborn child in the motherís womb. No law which subordinates the rights of any human being to those of other human beings can be regarded as a just law.
At the beginning of Advent on 27 November last Pope Benedict spoke about the coming of Christ into our world in the womb of the Virgin Mary. The Holy Father reflected on the light that this sheds on the wonder of all human life. The embryo in the womb, he said, is not just a collection of cells but ďa new living being, dynamic and marvellously ordered, a new individual of the human species. This is what Jesus was in Maryís womb; this is what we all were in our motherís womb.Ē
Source: Catholic Bishops