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