Electric Picnic: A Festival Heavy with Repeal Messaging

Ireland’s biggest music and arts festival took place this weekend in County Laois. There was an ‘electric’ line-up of the best local chefs, artists, musicians and writers in attendance. For an event so brimming with such supposed richness, vibrancy and culture, the tone was undoubtedly amiss. The promotion of the regression and barbarism of abortion was palpably a major theme of the event as things got political.

One of the central themes of this year’s festival was ‘exploring creativity’ and as part of this the ‘Amnesty Hour’ took place which endeavoured to debate the ‘Repeal the 8th’ campaign. Various vehemently pro-abortion public figures and Irish natives took part in the Amnesty Hour, such as Kinsale actress and comedian Tara Flynn, who was joined by panellists including Roisin Ingle, Colm Gorman and Lynn Ruane

Electric Picnic’s own website urged festival-goers to attend the festival’s Amnesty Hour to get the chance to “hear bold, inspiring women speak, and maybe even sing, about a changing Ireland.” It never fails to astound me how ‘Repeal the 8th faux-feminists can incessantly romanticise the killing of innocent unborn babies and the would-be psychological, spiritual, physical and emotional destruction of Ireland’s women. Of course, it comes as no surprise that at the centre of another profoundly anti-human rights event, we find no other than Amnesty International. The once genuinely humanitarian organisation continue relentlessly on a mission to surrender virtually all semblances of remaining credibility with this continued all-out push for the repeal of Ireland’s 8th Amendment. Remember, this is the single piece of legislation at the heart of the Irish constitution which gives equal rights to the lives of both mother and unborn child. That sounds like equality to me, no?

Sadly, blood-thirsty Amnesty International have been blinded by a thoroughly false sense of compassion and cannot agree with true compassion, equality and human rights. According to Electric Picnic organisers on their website, “we will look forward to how we will approach the upcoming campaign, towards finally securing abortion laws in Ireland that [respect, protect and] fulfil the human rights of women and girls. At Amnesty Hour, we will consider how, in this referendum campaign, we can ensure that the voices of those most affected by the Eighth Amendment are at the centre of the conversation.

The Irish summer-time festival appears in fact to have been completely hijacked by the abortion rights movement. The Workers Beer Company (WBC) is a not-for-profit organisation that runs bars at festivals and serves as an integral source of fundraising for the Abortion Rights Campaign. The WBC bars are staffed by volunteers from pro-abortion organisations and their would-be wages from volunteering are donated to help build the murderous campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment in Ireland. The pro-abortion lobby have flawlessly choreographed this year’s summer fundraising with only a matter of months to go until the much-anticipated referendum on abortion access in pro-life Ireland.

The shrewd take-over of youth-dominated events such as this one is indeed a rather sinister tactic of winning the youth vote. Let’s just hope and trust that our young people have the intellectual capacity to instead think for themselves, and not mindlessly follow the astute and underhand promotion of legalised murder dressed up as a social and moral good. Let us not mince words, especially when dealing with often vulnerable and impressionable youth whose opinions can so easily be moulded from popular consensus. Abortion is the deliberate taking of an innocent life. In the words of a former abortionist, it is ‘hand to hand combat with an innocent third party.’ Compassion for women is essential. This can be achieved without resorting to stripping another human being of all unalienable rights.

The ‘Repeal the 8th’ message was arduously prominent at the event with Repeal flags flying and sweaters emblazoned with ‘Repeal the 8th’ a new fashion stable. One blogger, obviously not understanding what she was saying in any genuine moral or ethical capacity wrote, ‘Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeal: there is a lot of love for the #Repealthe8th cause this weekend, jumpers and T-shirts everywhere, it's so Stunnin' to see.’ 

The fact that a music festival of this size and scale with such an immense youth dominance solely promotes such an extreme and undiluted abortion agenda with a matter of months to go until an abortion referendum is deeply concerning. This should disconcert the people of Ireland, and particularly the youth population - the pro-abortion lobby does not speak for the youth. It is a well-known reality that the pro-life movement in Ireland, much to the evident dismay and denial of the media, is prominently made up of youth who inject passion, enthusiasm and commitment into the fight to save mothers and babies from abortion. With your continued support, Precious Life will continue to expose the hypocrisy and deceit which has become part and parcel of the campaign to repeal Ireland's life-saving eighth amendment.

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