Media Release 7th Nov 2017
Amnesty is campaigning to have the 8th amendment to the Irish Constitution removed in a national referendum in May 2018. The amendment was introduced in 1983 to prevent the violation of the right to life of the unborn. It protects equally the lives of mothers and the unborn.
Right to Life contends that Amnesty International has lost its way and has forfeited its right to be called a human rights organisation. In 2006 it was infiltrated and taken over by those with a pro-abortion agenda.
The 8th amendment 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.”