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The Eighth Amendment
Discussion materials

The Irish government has decided to arrange a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution. The discussion is going to be really difficult and this page is intended to help people form their consciences before voting.

The Eighth Amendment reads as follows:

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.

(Article 40.3.3º)

For an account of how this Amendment came about, click
here.
Statement of the Irish Catholic Bishops
Two Lives, one Love

American Jesuits 2018
Protecting the least among us (PDF)

Statement of the Church of Ireland
Statement on the proposal to repeal

Statement of the Evangelical Alliance Ireland
PDF
here.

Methodist Church in Ireland
A society in which all are valued

Presbyterian Church in Ireland
Concerns expressed

Choose Life Website

I hope to be able to include my own reflections on this website eventually. In the meantime, the statement by the EAI is certainly clear and compassionate.

A powerful read:
Birth Equality by Nick Park
Kindle edition
(£0.99) here.