The era of "choice" has begun in the formerly-Catholic nation of Ireland, and by "choice," that means Catholic hospitals being forced to perform abortions.
Earlier this week, the Irish Examiner reported that Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will seek to bar Catholic hospitals from opting out of abortion. The announcement comes just weeks after the country voted overwhelmingly to repeal the country's Eighth Amendment, which protected unborn children from an abortionist's forceps.
According to Varadkar, the opt-outs will only be available to nurses and doctors, though they will be required to refer women for abortions regardless of their convictions. Hospitals will have no exemption.
"It will not, however, be possible for publicly funded hospitals, no matter who their patron or owner is, to opt of providing these necessary services which will be legal in this state once this legislation is passed by the Dail and Seanad," Varadkar said. "I’m happy to give you that assurance."
"So just as is the case now in the legislation for the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013, hospitals like for example Holles Street, which is a Catholic voluntary ethos hospital, the Mater, St Vincent’s and others will be required and will be expected to carry out any procedure that is legal in this state and that is the model we will follow," he continued.
Varadkar gave this totalitarian edict shortly after the Irish National Association of GPs, a medical group, voted against such proposals.
According to LifeNews, the medical group stressed that doctors have a right of conscience while calling on Varadkar to avoid making a "termination of pregnancy service part of routine general practice." The Irish Pharmacy Union has also called for conscience protections for pharmacists who refuse to distribute abortion drugs.
Though the repeal campaign promised only moderate legislation regarding abortion, it has quickly become the exact opposite.
"Government leaders’ proposal would legalize abortion for any reason up to 12 weeks of pregnancy and up to six months in a wide variety of circumstances," reports LifeNews. "It would force taxpayers to pay for abortions and allow eugenic abortions that discriminate against unborn babies with disabilities."
Ireland has also considered the banning of prayer outside abortion clinics. Leftism has officially destroyed the legacy of St. Patrick.