By Niamh Uí Bhriain Editor’s note. The 8th amendment was the pro-life amendment to the Irish Constitution that was removed in May 2018 in a referendum. Last week, I traveled to Cork to meet with pro-life leaders in Munster and we talked, amongst other things, about renewing and rebuilding our culture, about the hope provided …Continue reading "Last week I was reminded of the resilience, hope and courage of the Irish pro-life movement"
By Niamh Uí Bhriain, spokeswoman, Life Institute Editor’s note. Life Institute is a leading Irish pro-life organization. The 8th amendment to the Irish Constitution, which was vanquished in a May referendum, protected the equal right to life of the mother and unborn child. The emphases have been added. Health Minister Simon Harris and his fellow abortion …Continue reading "Irish Health Minister Harris is wrong: evidence shows that people voted on the 8th amendment, not his bill"
By Dave Andrusko Although it was a formality, it was another blow to unborn children and their valiant protectors in Ireland. On Tuesday Republic of Ireland President Michael D. Higgins signed a bill that officially gave effect to the May abortion referendum which repealed the pro-life 8th Amendment to the Constitution. Just under 67% voted …Continue reading "8th amendment to Irish Constitution formally abolished, government wants to pay for abortions"
By Jonathon Van Maren Editor’s note: Jonathon van Maren is writing live from Ireland where he is engaging in pro-life activism to help preserve the country’s 8th amendment in the May 25 referendum. May 22, 2018 – The entire Western world seems to be watching the battle over abortion in Ireland, with the elites desperately …Continue reading "Pro-life Canadian in Ireland reflects on Friday’s nail-biter abortion referendum"
By Calvin Freiburger CADAMSTOWN, Ireland, May 21, 2018 – An Irish politician suspended by her own party for her pro-life stance is giving her side of the story in a new op-ed, just days before the country votes on whether to repeal its 8th Amendment protecting preborn humans’ right to life. Carol Nolan is a …Continue reading "Irish politician punished by party for being pro-life: ‘Friday’s referendum is about life and death’"
By Dave Andrusko I think we’re pretty much all familiar with the ironic phrase Mark Twain used (who attributed it to the British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli): “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Let me tell you, I don’t think I’ve seen a “better” example of this than poll numbers …Continue reading "Blatant media manipulation of polling data in advance of Irish abortion referendum"
By Dave Andrusko This has been coming on in Ireland for months, really since the outlines of the wording for the May 25 referendum to gut protections for unborn children were released. Simon Harris, the Minister of Health, and others, committed to overturning the 8th Amendment that guarantees equal rights for unborn children, began to …Continue reading "Google and Facebook to censor pro-life speech ahead of Irish referendum on abortion"
IRELAND — A series of Irish celebrities, including action star Liam Neeson, have joined forced to demand that Ireland legalize abortion in its nationwide referendum later this month. On May 25, Ireland will vote on whether or not to repeal the 8th Amendment of its Constitution, which guarantees preborn children the right to life. Repeal …Continue reading "Irish Hollywood stars come out in support of repealing 8th Amendment protecting the preborn"
Editor’s note. This comes from the “Save the 8th” committee, a reference to the 8th amendment to the Irish Constitution whose fate will be decided next month in a referendum. The 8th guarantees equal rights to mother and unborn child. In an attempt to scuttle the amendment and authorize Parliament to legalize abortion for at …Continue reading "Respected OB-GYN: 8th Amendment Does not Stop Doctors from Treating seriously ill Pregnant Women"
By Dave Andrusko While the vote in support of a referendum on the pro-life 8th amendment to the Irish Constitution was overwhelming, there were some interesting signals sent out in the 97 to 27 tally in the Dáil Éireann (the lower house of the Irish Parliament). The referendum on whether to repeal the 8th amendment …Continue reading "Skirmishes, party punishment follow vote to allow Irish abortion referendum"
Editor’s note. This comes from the “Save the 8th” campaign, a reference to the 8th amendment to the Irish Constitution which provides for equal rights for mothers and unborn children. There will be a referendum in May on whether to remove the amendment and authorize Parliament to pass legislation on abortion. Save the 8th has …Continue reading "Record-breaking crowds at Save 8th Rally say ‘Vote No to Abortion’"
Language set for referendum to excise protective 8th Amendment to the Constitution By Dave Andrusko Every cliché, every slur against pro-lifers, every pretense at moderation was on display in the Irish Parliament as language was adopted for an early summer referendum on abortion. The proposed language would strike the 8th Amendment to the Constitution, which …Continue reading "Pro-abortion Irish media steps up attacks on pro-lifers"