The Pro Life Campaign is a non-denominational human rights organisation, drawing its support from a cross-section of Irish society. The Campaign promotes pro-life education and defends human life at all stages, from conception to natural death. It also campaigns for resources to support and assist pregnant women and those in need of healing after abortion.
The Pro Life Campaign was established in 1992. The founding members were key members of the Pro Life Amendment Campaign which organised and campaigned successfully for the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (Article 40.3.3) in 1983. The Amendment which protected the right to life of the unborn child and ensured that women received all necessary medical treatments when pregnant was regarded internationally as one of the key pro-life victories of the past 40 years. A recent independent actuarial report concluded that the 8th Amendment was responsible for saving the lives of over 100,000 babies.
In the campaign to keep the 8th Amendment during 2017/2018, the Pro Life Campaign played a huge role under the LoveBoth banner. Since the referendum was passed, the Campaign continues to work towards the restoration of full legal protection for unborn babies in Ireland, greater awareness of the amazing development of life in the womb, and increased supports for women and families facing unplanned or difficult pregnancies.