The Termination of Pregnancy Bill has now passed the Dáil and the Seanad. A few brave TDs and Senators spoke with wisdom and compassion, begging for humane amendments to be added, only to be met with triumphalism and eye-rolling, skitting and interrupting.
It's the most shameful time ever in Irish History.
But it's not over. The President may sign the Bill, but it's an unjust Law.
The Minister for Trollies Simon Harris is 'delighted' at the outcome. NARAL tweeted that it was 'so exciting!' Ivana Bacik said something too that you only say when you hear you've passed your exams with honours or something. Everybody it seems, is in a party mood at the prospect of killing babies in Ireland at last. 'Women will never have to travel for health care anymore,' cooed one lady named Lorraine Clifford.
Well Lorraine, because the Health Service is just not a Service at the moment, men, women and children have to travel to other jurisdictions for treatment. What about the elderly women with cataracts? What about the children with scoliosis? They travel. Are they not more needy than the healthy woman carrying a healthy baby who goes to another country to have her baby disposed of there?
Women requesting abortion will push other women down the waiting lists for gynae issues. Women who need biopsies for cancer, and treatment for various gynae problems.
Congratulations, all! You seem to crave it. I can almost see the first abortion carried out in Ireland as a sort of triumphal march. But they won't show any remains.
I've been on social media 'educating' all day. I will continue to open people's eyes to the hidden filth that is the abortion industry. It's tiring, and it's very depressing that we are here.
But this is a disenfranchised grief. Not publically acknowledged.