The 8th amendment in the Irish constitution protected the life of the unborn child.
The 8th amendment was repealed following a referendum vote in May 2018. Sadly, abortion is now legal in Ireland. The Life Institute is reminding its fellow citizens that the unborn child needs their support. No matter the vote, the unborn child is still a human being.
Following the results of the referendum, one Irish pro-life group Save the 8th said: “We did not lose in this referendum, the unborn child did. They lost the Constitution’s recognition of their right to life. Many of them will now die in Irish hospitals and in Irish surgeries. But we live to fight another day and to fight for both mother and child. We will never be deterred in that work.”