The result would pave the way for radically permissive laws in the country
Two exit polls suggest the Irish have overwhelmingly voted against keeping the Eighth Amendment to their constitution, paving the way for the introduction of radically permissive abortion laws.
At the close of polling, one survey by Ipsos/MRBI put the “Yes” to repeal side ahead by 68 per cent to 32. Another by television network RTE put the margin at 69.4 to 30.6.
Official counting of the ballots will begin on Saturday at 9am local time.
John McGuirk, communications director for the “Save the 8th” campaign took to Twitter to say: “The 8th did not create an unborn child’s right to life – it merely acknowledged it.
“The right exists, independent of what a majority says. That said, with a result of that magnitude, clearly there was very little to be done. Thank you to every NO voter and campaigner.”
Please pray for Ireland who has lost its soul.
bright dawn of the new world,
Mother of the living,
to you do we entrust the cause of life
Look down, O Mother,
upon the vast numbers
of babies not allowed to be born,
of the poor whose lives are made difficult,
of men and women
who are victims of brutal violence,
of the elderly and the sick killed
by indifference or out of misguided mercy.
Grant that all who believe in your Son
may proclaim the Gospel of life
with honesty and love
to the people of our time.
Obtain for them the grace
to accept that Gospel
as a gift ever new,
the joy of celebrating it with gratitude
throughout their lives
and the courage to bear witness to it
resolutely, in order to build,
together with all people of good will,
the civilization of truth and love,
to the praise and glory of God,
the Creator and lover of life.
Given in Rome, at Saint Peter’s, on 25 March, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, in the year 1995, the seventeenth of my Pontificate.
We must never forget Our Lady’s words: “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.”
Yes. Thank you for the reminder because I had almost forgotten it in my sorrow over Ireland’s shame.
So murder of Ireland’s children has finally been legalised. Her enemies have won the day. My paternal Irish grandparents must be turning in their grave at this sad news.
What a shameful betrayal of Ireland’s ancient Catholic identity! And a cowardly stab in the back for all our heroic ancestors who suffered much to keep evil, secular, Protestant errors out of Ireland.
One silver lining is that now there will be more room in Ireland for refugees from each and every primitive, backward, barbaric cesspool in the world.
“…[L]et them all come here to Ireland. Germany and the rest of Europe are already inundated and there are literally millions queuing up who want a hand out. Taking in refugees because you feel sorry for them will end in the demise of those countries taking part.”
From a 2014 article by Kevin Meyers in The Irish Independent.
A bit off topic that (^), but this latest referendum made me think of how insane our humanitarian and foreign aid policies are. Charity begins at home, which at the very most basic level means having babies to protect our lives , our religion and our culture.
I cant help thinking, with all the graces given Ireland over the centuries that she (Ireland) will pay a high price for such treachery. Those that have been given much, much will be expected.
A sad, sad day. My further concern is what next? Euthanasia of those with incurable illnesses or conditions?
If I could up vote each of the above comments, I would.
Geoff, I would just add that the price may be all the higher because the Irish people voted for this treachery whereas in many other nations those in power were responsible for its legalisation.
Our Lady, Mother of the unborn and Mother of all nations, pray for us!
But really no surprise after the gay marriage vote. The voices of murderous atheist socialism has their ears. In spite of the history they won’t listen to the voice of Catholicism… probably all the while feeling smugly superior for having made what they consider to be progress.