Ireland’s campaign to save the country’s Eighth Amendment, which bans abortion, is conceding it has lost Friday’s referendum by a landslide.
Despite numerous OB/GYNs in Ireland asserting the country is one of the “safest” and “healthiest” places for women with the Eighth Amendment in place, the exit polls suggest many voters relied on the abortion industry and left-wing media for their information:
Additionally, a 2011 study published at the British Journal of Psychiatry – which was only released online in January – provided “the largest quantitative estimate of mental health risks associated with abortion available in the world literature.” Results found women who had an abortion showed an “81 percent increased risk of mental health problems,” with nearly ten percent of those mental health problems “shown to be directly attributable to abortion.”
Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, reacted with sadness “to learn so many Irish people voted against love and life by repealing the 8th Amendment.”
A study released this week shows that legalizing abortion greatly increases the number of children whose lives are terminated in the womb.
Mother Georgina Barrow and daughter Natalie who had just done the tally on their own parish and it came in 90 to 66 in favour of repeal!. They were overwhelmed. "We had really good feedback on the doors, but you just don't know what people will do when they are in the booth"
— lisa o'carroll (@lisaocarroll) May 26, 2018
The scenes as our Directors Orla, Grainne and Ailbhe enter the RDS, we have news that #together4yes has just crossed 1 million votes tallied with 67.6% Yes (and it was Clare reporting a 64% yes that brought us past the 1 million!) #together4yes pic.twitter.com/I5HxISlwcD
— Together for Yes (@Together4yes) May 26, 2018
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) May 25, 2018
🗳 A very emotional morning …every box in my district has voted to #repealthe8th – Thank you to the people of County Meath for voting for an Ireland that no longer exports and endangers women…a resounding endorsement of care, compassion and change! #8thRef pic.twitter.com/piI4GLvaPi
— Andrew Ralph (@AndrewRalphPC) May 26, 2018
18 hours until polls open.
This is it, the final push for Yes. We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to make Ireland a safer place for women and girls.
— Together for Yes (@Together4yes) May 24, 2018
— Oisín MacCanna 🎗 (@OisMacC) May 25, 2018
Statement by Save the 8th on referendum result
Save the 8th has issued the following statement on the referendum result:
“The 8th amendment did not create a right to life for the unborn child – it merely acknowledged… https://t.co/JKlLNsvuN9
— Savethe8th (@Savethe8thInfo) May 26, 2018
Now that the #Savethe8th crowd have lost on #repealthe8th, will they campaign for things that will reduce abortion rates – better sex education, free contraception, free universal childcare? LOL of course not, they'll just stand outside clinics harassing women.
— Adam McGibbon (@AdamMcGibbon) May 26, 2018