- Jan 28, 2020
Niamh Uí Bhriain is the founder of Youth Defence, one of the most important Irish pro-life groups, and was the chair of the #savethe8th campaign to protect the Irish Constitution’s pro-life 8th Amendment in a national referendum held on May 25. She spoke to Crux about the defeat for the pro-life movement in the vote.
In the wake of Ireland’s May 25 referendum legalizing abortion in the country, the Irish Labour Party has started a petition seeking a referendum to end religious schools in the country.
An Irish bishop said he hopes Pope Francis’s August visit can help bring healing after a divisive referendum that will pave the way for abortion on demand up to 12 weeks’ gestation.
“Every time an unborn child has his or her life ended in Ireland, we will oppose that, and make our voices known,” an Irish pro-life campaigner vowed after a landslide vote to repeal the country’s Eighth Amendment.
An exit poll says Irish voters overwhelmingly have decided to eliminate a pro-life amendment to their national constitution.
Ahead of Ireland’s abortion referendum on Friday, pro-life and pro-abortion rights debaters have squared off in a country where voters will be asked to remove constitutional protections for the unborn, known as the Eighth Amendment.