Simon Harris and the appalling misuse of the tragic C case

The base narrative is that the 8th needs to be removed to save women’s lives and that the 8th is dangerous. Yet, when pressed, Dr Peter Boylan, could not cite one single case ‘off the top of my head’ where the 8th has caused a life to be lost. According to the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Ireland is one of the safest places for women to have a baby- far safer than the UK and the US where abortion is readily available. But Dr Boylan is not alone. He is joined by his successor as Master of Holles St maternity hospital, Rhona Mahony, and a raft of commentators and politicians. Yet there are many pro-life doctors out there who can attest that the 8th amendment has not prevented them from intervening to save the life of the mother when needed. Continue reading

Summary of Proposed Constitutional Change – for Canvassers

The 8th Amendment of the Constitution provides: “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.”   The proposed amendment to the Constitution, the 36th Amendment, will make the following two changes to the Constitution if passed in the referendum: Continue reading