Dublin, Ireland, May 17, 2018 / 11:36 am
Eliminating Ireland's constitutional protection of life inside the womb would have negative consequences on not only the unborn, but on women and society, said an Irish bioethicicst and midwife.
Just over a week before the referendum vote which could legalize abortion in Ireland, Dr. Kathleen Lahiffe warned that abortion does not provide women with proper healthcare and in the end, would harm them, not help them.
"A lot of times women are told [abortion] is no big deal. Well I'm sorry, but it's a big deal, and it should be a big deal," Lahiffe told CNA. Abortion does "so much damage to women, it's huge."
Lahiffe, who worked as a nurse and midwife in Ireland and England for years before obtaining her PhD in bioethics, said that the language used by abortion advocates is "desensitizing women" to the reality of the risks.