WHY KEEP THE 8TH?

 

  • IT SAVES LIVES

In Britain, 1 in 5 pregnancies ends in abortion. In Ireland, the rate is 1 in 19. Over 100,00 Irish people are alive today because of the 8th.

 

  • IRELAND IS ONE OF THE SAFEST COUNTRIES TO HAVE A BABY

The 8th Amendment protects the right to life of the unborn whilst allowing all life-saving treatment for pregnant women. Ireland’s maternal death rate is extremely low at 6.5 per 100,000 compared with a rate of 8.8 per 100,000 in the UK and 26.7 per 100,000 in the US.

 

  • IT PROTECTS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITES

In Britain, 90% of babies diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome. Ireland respects people with disabilities and the 8th protects their lives.

 

  • THERE ARE BETTER SOLUTIONS THAN ABORTION

Better to invest in positive support for women & compassionate perinatal hospice care for babies with life-limiting conditions