On May the 25th the electorate of the Republic of Ireland will be asked to remove the acknowledgement of the right to life of the unborn child and to replace it with the power to Legislate for abortion.
If this referendum is passed Ireland will become the first and only country in the world to remove a human right from their constitution by popular vote.
The 8th amendment to the Irish constitution states: –
The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.
2013 Legislation that was introduced allows for abortion in circumstances when the life of the Mother is at risk, including the risk of suicide.
However, we have seen a massive push from our government, media and foreign organisations like Amnesty International to introduce abortion on demand up to 12 weeks and abortion up to 24 weeks for vague mental health grounds.
Ireland can be proud of having one of the best maternity care services in the world. Our maternity mortality rate is lower than the UK or USA without abortion on demand. This referendum is simply a push to remove Human right from the most vulnerable, defenseless and smallest human beings in our society. The child in the womb will have no voice, no rights, no value, no worth if we remove their right to life. Under Irish law if the 8th amendment is removed a stray dog will have more legal rights to life than a child in the womb at 12 weeks. Under Irish law you must wait 5 days before destroying a stray day, but under the proposed legislation on abortion an unborn child can be destroyed on demand in 3 days. We profoundly think that a child I the womb should have their right to life constitutionally protected.
We ask everyone who shares the view that a child should have the right to life to support Ireland over the next couple of days.
The One of Us Federation supports the movements and people that stand up for life in Ireland in the face of the forthcoming referendum, which will be held on May 25th. The referendum will allow Irish people to vote in order to approve or reject the change of the Irish Constitution. This will have further consequences, since it will allow the government to legislate on abortion in the country.
The public powers must protect citizens for the cohabitation in a more just and peaceful society. The elimination of human beings at any stage of life is never the answer in civilized and advanced societies.
Our children must be protected at their more vulnerable and defenceless stage. The authentic and real concern of governments should be safeguard women and children and improve their lives, instead of promulgating a law to eliminate on of them.