Ireland’s abortion referendum: why it’s morally right to repeal the 8th amendment
February 1, 2018
Ireland is to hold a landmark referendum that could finally see its abortion laws clarified and relaxed.
The referendum will ask Irish citizens if the wish to repeal the 8th amendment to the Irish Constitution. Given how much suffering has been caused by the restrictive law, it’s ethically right to vote to repeal the 8th amendment, even if you’re morally opposed to abortion.
While abortion was already illegal, the 8th amendment created constitutional protection for a foetal right to life: