In an exclusive interview Enda Kenny has unashamedly stated on record that he remains a staunch Catholic, a regular Mass goer and that his legalisation of abortion was a good thing because ‘it is about women, it’s about their lives and the lives of their unborn children.’ The one thing Kenny won’t say or is incapable of admitting its about their intentional killing of their unborn children.
Here’s Enda Kenny in his own words:
The Taoiseach says the abortion legislation dealt with “very sensitive issues”.
Defending his handling of the passing of the legislation within Fine Gael, he says he made himself available to reassure backbenchers about where they stood.
Mr Kenny says the final vote on the legislation, where three-quarters of all TDs backed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013, was in tune with public opinion.
“I think the vote in the Dail reflected accurately the public mood and the public expression of support in this case,” he says.
The Taoiseach says he had no regrets and it was clear in his mind that the Government did the right thing.
“It brings regulation, legal certainty and provides the women of the country who have had a Constitutional right conferred upon them, by virtue of the vote of the people and endorsed secondly, that they were never able to have clarity about – now that clarity is there, that certainty is there,” he says.
“And that is a good thing in terms of my Constitutional responsibility here. As I said on many occasions, it is about women, it’s about their lives and the lives of their unborn children.
“Written into the legislation is the clarity of the Constitutional responsibility of medical personnel to do everything practical and possible to save the life of the unborn, as well as that of the mother.”
Mr Kenny says he retains his staunch Catholic faith and remains a regular Massgoer. He remains dismissive about the threats of excommunication flagged before the abortion legislation debate.
“I have answered that before by saying I talk to my God. That’s it. I don’t want to comment about the Catholic Church,” he says.
Protect the Pope comment: There you have it bishops, Enda Kenny is throwing the Catholic Church’s doctrine on the sanctity of the lives of unborn babies back in your faces. He’s told the world that he thinks that his abortion law is a good thing and is the absolutely right thing to do. Your explanations of Evangelium Vitae and your ‘Choose Life’ campaign have not made a blind bit of difference. Enda Kenny has told the whole of Ireland that he remains a staunch Catholic and that he intends to regularly present himself to receive Holy Communion. He also thinks you haven’t got the courage or the conviction to publicly pronounce the truth that he and the other pro-abort TDs have excommunicated themselves. My Lords, have you got the courage and the conviction to do what he dismisses out of hand or has Enda Kenny got the measure of you all?