Mary Kenny, a young mother from Limerick, is very clear about how she feels about the Eighth Amendment.
“I am so grateful that the Eighth Amendment was there when I faced a crisis pregnancy,” she says. “If I had listened to the pro-choice line when I discovered I was pregnant, I wouldn’t have my beautiful three-year-old daughter, Hollie. And those pushing for repeal of the Eighth Amendment would have no words to console me for the loss I’d have suffered. I am so grateful that the Eighth Amendment was there when I faced a crisis pregnancy. I dread to think what might have happened if there had been an abortion clinic just down the road from where I live. There are so many others who were in a similar situation to mine who are thankful for the life and love of the child they have today. This is the great positive untold story of the Eighth Amendment.”