By Mark Ellis —
“Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is 666.” Rev. 13:18
As a result of the May 2018 referendum legalizing abortion in Ireland, a total of 6,666 babies lost their lives in their mothers’ wombs during the first year — a figure only one digit off from the ominous number of man referenced in the Book of Revelation that is often associated with occult activity.
Ireland’s Department of Health reported the following statistics:
6,542 abortions performed during the first trimester; 100 performed when there was a condition likely to lead to the death of the fetus; three performed when there was a risk to the life or health of the mother during an emergency; and 21 performed due to risk of life or health of the mother in general terms.
Until 2018, Article 40.3.3 of the Irish Constitution declared: “The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn.”
On May 25, 2018, the referendum to repeal that article produced a 66.4% vote allowing the murderous practice. Article 40.3.3 now reads: “Provision may be made by law for the regulation of termination of pregnancy.”
Liam Gibson, with the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), expressed his horror over the numbers. “It would be easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of abortions or to be horrified by what the killing of children on this scale tells us about Irish society. However, we must never lose sight of the fact that each one of these 6666 abortions was a deliberate act of lethal violence directed at an entirely innocent and unique human being,” he told Aleteia.
“No government, no state, regardless of a referendum can abrogate the God-given right to life of even one member of the human family,” Gibson continued. “The pro-life people of Ireland have fought a long, hard battle to protect women and children from abortion. It is very important that they do not remain silent in the face of this terrible injustice.”