Now that the 8th Amendment has been removed from the Constitution, the public will have no vote on future abortion laws. Sadly, we have handed the power to politicians to make these decisions. Despite this, we must continue to do all we can to limit the damage that will be done to the rights of unborn babies from the referendum result.
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that there is no ‘right to abortion’. Ireland is under no obligation to change its abortion laws.
The government’s plan to introduce abortion on demand will place further strain on currently overstretched health services. A&E waiting times are the highest on record. We could not trust politicians to reform our failing health service, and yet we’re being asked to trust them with the lives of unborn babies.
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