Monday, May 7, 2012

The Struggle For Life

A quick post to draw your attention to another struggle to save the lives of the unborn.  As pro-abortion advocates conspire to introduce abortion into Ireland, a group in the Principality of Liechtenstein are trying to do the same.    The Hereditary Prince, Alois, is opposing the efforts, using his royal veto to prevent the legislation going through.   He needs our prayers as things, it seem, are getting desperate - the pro-abortion hounds have the taste of blood in their mouths and they will not be content until they get what they want. 

God help us, Liechtenstein is small enough as it is, do they want to start killing their babies and wipe out their tiny nation altogether?  If there is one thing which marks the pro-abortion position it is a mindless, senseless blindness which lets them ignore the dreadful consequences of abortion. 

The Prince has threatened to abdicate, and that, I think, would plunge the Principality into a Constitutional crisis.  I may need to be corrected on this, but I think the Principality is sovereign because of the Prince - if he goes, then the Principality ceases to exist.  I'm not sure about this, I will have to check, but there is something unique about the country and the Princely family.

In the meantime, we pray for the Prince and his allies who are trying to save the unborn. 


  1. "He needs our prayers"

    Yep. That's the spirit. Keep doing this. It'll work wonders.

  2. We need more temporal and spiritual leaders with the moral courage of Prince Alois. Btw, there will be a protest outside the Chinese Embassy to Ireland, Ailesbury Rd, Dublin at 12.30 p.m., Friday, 11th, re persecution of Chen Guangcheng and his family because of his ongoing battle against China's evil regime of forced abortions, infanticide, forced sterilisations and infant abduction. The U.S. administration is bowing down to the evil Chinese one, and not helping human rights defenders but rather making life much harder for them. And the Western Media are not reporting the continuing large-scale murders, torture, imprisonment and other human rights abuses carried out by the communist state in China.

  3. There are two constitutions which complicate matters a little - there is a State constitution and a separate Royal House constitution. There is no provision for the State to be absorbed by another State as is the case with Monaco so Liechenstein is unlikely to cease functioning in the absence of a Prince, but there would be very difficult legal complications. I think best thing for Prince is to dig in and refuse to sign any law he abhors. And refuse to abdicate. He can only be forced out by his own Family Council and he has to be ill for that to happen.

  4. Thanks for the clarification, Brendan, I knew the constitutional situation in Liechtenstein was unusual. It might be better, then, for him to stay put: the Princely family are very Catholic I believe, so I think he would have the support of the Family Council.

    We give him into the care and prayers of SS Florian and Lucius, the patron saints of Liechtenstein.