(CNSNews.com) -- Commenting on Irish Central news' support for legalizing abortion in Ireland and its comparison of the win to the "glorious" victory of gay marriage, Catholic League President Bill Donohue said the publication had rejected morality and was exhibiting the same "mentality" as the "Nazis."
“If there were any doubt that Irish Central bears an animus to Catholicism, all suspicions were put to rest today,” said Donohue in a May 31 press release. “On the front page of the media outlet there is a roaring statement of approval for the recent Irish vote overturning the Eighth Amendment prohibition on abortion.”
“Irish Central compared the win on abortion to the earlier win [in 2015] on gay marriage, labeling the latter victory ‘glorious,’” said Donohue. “That issue, it said, was clear cut.”
“On the other hand, it reasoned, ‘There is no such clarity about abortion which is an incredibly difficult issue no matter what side you approach it.’"
In other words, redefining marriage in law as to include the union of same-sex couples is an easy call but killing children by abortion is somehow “incredibly difficult” to decide, explained Donohue.
“Such is the logic, and the standard of morality, exhibited by Irish Central,” he said.
“Biology 101 tells us that life begins at conception—not a day later—and the natural law tells us that marriage is reserved for the only persons who have the potential of reproducing, namely a man and a woman,” said Donohue.
Irish Central concluded that the "good guys and girls won the referendum [to legalize abortion], of that there can be no doubt." Those who support life apparently were the bad guys and girls.
“This is exactly the mentality of the Nazis—they were way ahead of Irish Central in celebrating abortion,” said Donohue. “Indeed, they were the ‘good guys and girls.’”
Ireland voted on May 25 to reverse the abortion ban by 66.4% to 33.6%. The Eight Amendment which currently offers an equal right to life to the mother and unborn will be replaced.
The Prime Minister of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, reacted to the outcome saying, it was "a historic day for Ireland," and that a "quiet revolution" had taken place.”
Varadkar added, “It's also a day when we say no more. No more to doctors telling their patients there's nothing can be done for them in their own country, no more lonely journeys across the Irish Sea, no more stigma as the veil of secrecy is lifted, and no more isolation as the burden of shame is gone.”