By Jonathon Van Maren
Within two short years, two of Europe’s pro-life sanctuaries have fallen to the abortion industry.
In the Republic of Ireland, a fierce media campaign to frame the death of Savita Halappanavar as resulting from the 8th Amendment resulted in a vote for repeal in 2018; Westminster imposed abortion on Northern Ireland shortly thereafter. The Democratic Unionist Party responded by rejecting the new abortion laws at Stormont earlier this month in a motion that passed 46-40, but the House of Lords approved the abortion regime in defiance of the valiant efforts of pro-life DUP politicians.
Unbeknownst to most, there are still several beleaguered pro-life countries left in Europe. The tiny nation of Liechtenstein has held fast, with the royal family consistently rejecting any attempt at legalization. Malta, too, has thus far retained her pro-life laws. In recent days, reports in pro-abortion media outlets such as The Guardian have begun to highlight Malta’s pro-life regime. A media clamor for change has begun, and Maltese pro-lifers have been frustrated by the bias and the deceit leveled their way.