Ireland Can Do Better Than Abortion says former Prime Minister

By Save the Eighth

Editor’s note. “Save The 8th” is a grassroots pro-life Irish coalition dedicated to protecting the 8th amendment to the Irish Constitution which recognizes the equal rights of mothers and unborn babies. The government has scheduled a referendum on the 8th for May 25.

John Bruton, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland

Former Taoiseach [Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland] John Bruton is calling on voters to protect the 8th Amendment by voting No in next week’s referendum. Mr. Bruton was Taoiseach from 1994 to 1997, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States from 2004 to 2009, and Leader of Fine Gael from 1990 to 200/

Of the government’s proposal for liberal abortion legislation if the referendum passes, he says that what the government wants to do is “the very opposite of compassionate.” He concludes that “we can, as a nation, do better than this.”