By Beverly Stevens
It’s really devastating to think about. Whereas most countries have had abortion imposed on them by judges or politicians, yesterday the Irish voted to bring this calamity onto themselves.
Extinction by the Numbers
Why is abortion a ‘calamity’ for Ireland? Let’s start with the numbers. Currently, the ‘YES’ side claims 11 Irish women have abortions a day, 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year. That’s 2860 abortions in a nation of 4.5 million, when it’s inconvenient and you have to fly to the UK to get one.
Once the abortion industry gets into Ireland, this will easily quadruple the first year. That’s 10,000 abortions. As we have seen in the USA, as time goes on and it becomes more acceptable, abortions increase. So, 10 years from now, it will be 100,000 abortions – for any reason, or none.
Now, let’s consider the current Irish birth rate, at 1.8 babies per woman (replacement rate is a minimum 2.1 babies). Assuming that 25% of the births are to visiting workers from Eastern Europe, this means the actual current birthrate of Irish babies is about 1.4 per woman.
Add in the effect of abortion, and essentially what we have is that the young generation of Irish people will largely not reproduce.
The Next Generations
Oh, a minority will. Mostly educated people, will have one or maybe two well-educated babies. Many young Irish with top skills even now choose to live and work in Britain.
But by 2030, we’ll probably see this current ‘brain drain’ turn into a Niagara, mostly because the burden of an aging, sick and self-indulgent population will be too much for the few bright young people to bear. They will emigrate, as millions of Irishmen before them have.
Ireland’s Coming Tsunami of Social Ills
Why must this necessarily be the case? Those of us who live in abortion-ridden countries know all about the tsunami of social ills that the Irish have now unleashed upon themselves. Abortion, as we have seen, lowers the general level of morality in a society by cheapening sex and turning women into sexual commodities. This makes men irresponsible and selfish, and women angry and hard. Families fail to form, or are so fragile they simply fall apart.
The next generation is raised by embittered single parents. They worship materialism. Cynicism is their daily bread. They attempt to stay teenagers forever, and their lives go nowhere.
A Plantation Economy Again
Without a middle class, by 2040 Ireland may well become a plantation economy again, just as it once was. Only this time it won’t be rural Irish peasants starving on the land appropriated by the English overlord class. Instead, it will be impoverished immigrants brought in to work the land, who will nurse their fury and their plans to make Ireland over into their image.
And there will be no one to stop them.
Today’s 30 year old purple-haired Dublin waitresses gleefully celebrating their right to kill their offspring? By 2050 they will be 62 years old, and after a lifetime of partying, porn and bitterness they will be at the mercy of an underclass that will be the majority – with no reason at all to spend a euro for pensions or healthcare for them.
And what of once-Catholic Ireland?
Our good friend Charles Coulombe said it best. “Make no mistake about it. The Irish did this to cock a snook at the Church.”
Another, the very moderate Ron Nunez says, “The Church could come out in support of a law protecting puppies and just because the Church supports it, people would vote for the right to kick puppies.”
Why? The Irish church has slavishly followed in the footsteps of the rich and liberal American Church for more than 50 years – and has suffered the consequences. Homosexual predators, collapsing finances, imploding congregations and a media that harangues the Irish daily on how their Faith ‘enslaved’ them.
Well, now they are ‘free’.
And the Irish Church has said almost nothing.
And the Vatican is silent, too.
This alone should make Catholics the world over think very carefully about what is happening.