- Aug 12, 2020
Unborn children will have less protection than some animals under Irish law if the country’s Eighth Amendment is overturned, warned an Irish bishop ahead of Ireland’s May 25th abortion referendum.
In advance of an upcoming Irish referendum on making abortion legal, more than 100,000 people in the country have registered to vote.
As Ireland voters head to the polls this week to consider changes to the country’s robust abortion protections, lay leaders are adamant that Ireland is a safe country for pregnant women and children.
Ireland can expect “a very liberal abortion regime” if the country votes to repeal its constitutional protections for the unborn child on May 25, according to the Archbishop of Armagh.
After debate this week, the Guernsey legislature has moved to reject a proposed legalization of physician assisted suicide on the island, drawing praise from the local bishop.
If Ireland votes on May 25 to remove the constitutional provision of an equal right to life for the unborn, the experience of legalized abortion in other countries shows that it is “a straightforward matter for legislation to be liberalized further,” according to a report issued by Britain’s leading Catholic bioethics center.