18.09.2018 “Sad day for Human Rights” as Eighth Amendment formally repealed, says PLC

18.09.2018  “Sad day for Human Rights” as Eighth Amendment formally repealed, says PLC

18.09.2018 “Sad day for Human Rights” as Eighth Amendment formally repealed, says PLC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

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