18.09.2018 “Sad day for Human Rights” as Eighth Amendment formally repealed, says PLC

The Pro Life Campaign has said today is a “sad day for human rights” now that the 8th Amendment has been formally deleted after the signing by President Michael D Higgins of the Thirty Sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018.

In a statement this evening, spokesperson for the Pro Life Campaign, Dr Ruth Cullen said: “Today is a day to remember all the lives saved by the 8th Amendment and all the people who are alive today because of it. But it’s also a sad day for human rights as a vital life-saving human rights provision of the Constitution has been removed.

“What will come in its place, wide-ranging abortion, is far from progressive and compassionate as those who campaigned for repeal claim it will be. I am confident that a day will come in the not too distant future when people reflect on what has happened and regret the fact that we as a society have opened the door to the greatest injustice and discrimination of our time, namely legalised abortion, which targets and ends the lives of innocent and defenceless unborn babies.”