08 Aug Right-to-Life Instead of Right-to-Abort
by Erin Weist
Abortion and the rights of the unborn children have been under debate in Ireland recently. The 8th amendment of their constitution ratified in 1983 provides legal protection for a child in the womb. Thousands attended a rally recently to celebrate the 8th amendment after the UN ruled that Ireland violated human rights by banning abortion in their country. The rally included an abortion survivor who blasted Amnesty Ireland for their support of abortion laws. Likewise, the UN is being criticized by pro-life supporters in Ireland for furthering an inhumane agenda and that “the Human Rights Committee has exposed itself as effectively a pro-abortion lobby group, which, at the very least, calls into question the body’s right to comment on matters in relation to human rights.” (Source)
Pro-abortion advocates are strenuously pushing for a repeal to the 8th amendment, while the voting in of certain party members makes pro-life supporters hopeful about the future. Labour party initially vowed not to introduce abortion legislation but 2 years later passed a bill approving abortion in some cases. The fact that those parties lost a majority of seats in a recent election is hopefully a sign of dissatisfaction among those governed and a fight against those wishing to repeal the amendment protecting unborn children.
What is most troubling is when a constitution, the very foundation of a society, is virtually attacked by global entities with no true investment in the outcome. Supposed human rights organizations are clearly swayed by loud, ever-changing voices rather than the principles on which human rights are based. Human rights, it can be argued, include the right to life, not the right to abortion.
Abortion laws are being made or attacked in countries all over the world. Do you know what laws are being made (or being threatened) where you live? Please get involved in protecting the right to life wherever you live. You can help make the world a safer place by protecting the unborn.