Ireland Votes to Allow Murder of Unborn Children as Rejoicing Breaks Out in Predominantly Catholic Country

DUBLIN — Residents in the predominantly Roman Catholic Republic of Ireland voted on Friday to repeal the nation’s constitutional amendment banning the murder of unborn children, paving the way for lawmakers to propose legislation allowing mothers to obtain abortions. As the results were announced on Saturday at Dublin Castle, the hundreds gathered broke out into loud cheers and popped champagne bottles.

“It says something about your soul if you’re happy with abortion,” one commenter lamented.

66.4% percent of voters cast their ballot to repeal Article 40.3.3 of the Irish Constitution, also known as the Eighth Amendment. Donegal was the only county not to vote in favor of the repeal.

The vote means that the country may now replace current text noting that the nation’s laws defend the right to life with a clause that reads, “Provision may be made by law for the regulation of termination of pregnancy.”

Prime Minister Leo Varadkar praised the outcome, claiming that the vote marked “the day we took our place among the nations of the world.”

“Today, we have a modern constitution for a modern people,” he asserted.

Health Minister Simon Harris also claimed in speaking to the crowd at Dublin Castle that the voters chose the “compassionate” route for women.

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“Thank you so much to everybody who voted, to everybody who came out, the men, the women, the voters in rural Ireland and urban Ireland, who thought long and hard about this question and they said we want to live in a more compassionate country where we look after our women,” he said, resulting in cheers.

However, pro-life groups in the nation expressed sorrow, stating that the vote marks a “dark day for Ireland.”

“We mourn that a vital protection and declaration of dignity for both women and their unborn children has been removed from the Irish constitution,” said Dawn McAvoy, co-founder of Both Lives Matter, in a statement. “The idea that women have won today because they might have the choice to end their unborn child’s life is too small and sad a vision.”

“The 8th amendment did not create a right to life for the unborn child; it merely acknowledged that such a right exists, has always existed, and will always exist,” the Save the 8th campaign also remarked in a statement. “What Irish voters did yesterday is a tragedy of historic proportions. However, a wrong does not become right simply because a majority support it.”

“Shortly, legislation will be introduced that will allow babies to be killed in our country. We will oppose that legislation,” it said. “If and when abortion clinics are opened in Ireland, because of the inability of the government to keep their promise about a GP led service, we will oppose that as well. Every time an unborn child has his or her life ended in Ireland, we will oppose that and make our voices known.”

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  • Paul

    A malformed fetus with no head is not a baby. And denying a rape victim the morning after pill in the ER right after the assault because any resulting pregnancy is ‘a blessing’ is vile. These were some of the consequences of thier draconian law. Being in favor of allowing a woman the difficult choice in the first trimester is not being pro abortion. And no, a fertilized egg you cannot see without a microscope with no brain tissue is not a baby.

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      “A malformed fetus with no head is not a baby. And denying a rape victim the morning after pill in the ER right after the assault because any resulting pregnancy is ‘a blessing’ is vile.”

      making law based on a few exceptions is “draconian law” ………. and VILE also …… the MURDER of a child is just that ….. MURDER ………..

      • Paul

        Irish law did not grant exceptions for such cases. Nor would so called personhood advocates. You agree with me that such exceptions should be allowed and I’ll agree any abortions after brain tissue develops should also be illegal unless there are special circumstances. Deal?

        • Amos Moses – He>i

          the taking a a childs life by men is MURDER ………. black and white ……….

          • Paul

            A malformed fetus with no brain is not a child.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            If it’s not a child, how in the world can you identify it as a malformed fetus? In other words, it must be a human being in order for it to be a malformed human being.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            and where is your GENETIC SCIENCE to prove that ….. OH …. THATS RIGHT ……. there is none …………

    • Off Shore

      “If she is committing a sin, and no the bible does not clearly label this as such”

      Bibles say she is committing a sin.

      Proof that life begins at conception because the Creator has already fashioned your soul and spirit before the egg was fertilized. This has nothing to do with your inability to see a brain or that it requires a microscope to see.
      Jeremiah 1:5
      Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.h 1:5

      Since life begins at conception to kill him or her is murder.
      Exodus 20:!3, Matt 19:18, Mark 10:19, Luke 18:20, Romans 13:9, James 2:11

      “And no, a fertilized egg you cannot see without a microscope with no brain tissue is not a baby.”

      Not according with the Creator, but just because man hasn’t a way to verify a brain doesn’t mean there is no brain.

      A few years ago my dr. told me if I ate more than one egg per week I would die within the week, but now those same dr. tell me that are not that bad.

      Man has limited abilities, but that doesn’t mean it’s non existent. There are billions of planets that we can’t see with our telescopes, but they are still a planets.

    • John O

      u do know u are mocking God when u ignore the Soul which is Life.

    • Cmg Dudley

      Your comments are reminiscent of Paul before he met Christ on the Road to Damascus.

  • The altar of convenience runs red with the blood of the innocent once more…

    • peanut butter

      Altar to ba’al. Ireland’s not going to fare well on this.

  • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

    Very sad for the Unborn Humans.

    • JH

      As they dont exists i guess they can take it 🙂

      • Kevin Canuckster

        I’ll stick with science…ultrasound proves the existence of life.

        • JH

          Yep it shows the growth of cells. Magnificient chemistry. And at the end of the day thats what it is.

          • Kevin Canuckster

            Exactly…a tiny baby!

      • God and science disagrees with you.

        • JH

          The sky fairy might, Science doesn’t.

  • james blue

    If one pays attention to what others say instead of simply disagreeing this result comes as no surprise.

    Here even the reddest of red states the voters overwhelmingly rejected “personhood” ballots and while the majority supports various levels of restrictions, very few support banning abortion. This is just reality.

    • ppp777

      Please explain .

      • james blue

        Most people, even those who describe themselves as “pro life” are not for a total ban on abortion. Only a small percentage are for a total ban. Most are for limits such as after a certain time. So if there is a referendum to change what was pretty much a total ban it should come as no surprise if it passes.

        • Sola Gratia

          This is true with many of the pro-life people I have spoken with over the years, and I, as a pro-lifer, agree. But it’s not for the reason you think, James. We know full well that passing legislation that bans all abortions with no exceptions will ultimately fail in the voting booth. However, common sense restrictions including when a heartbeat is detected and with regard to evidence of fetal pain, etc., are far more likely to be eventually passed. Sometimes we have to begin with smaller steps.
          We are no less pro-life, just more pragmatic.

          • ppp777

            Godless you mean .

          • james blue

            What reason do I think?

          • Sola Gratia

            Forgive me for being presumptuous in assuming you meant those who identify as pro-life yet would allow exceptions for abortion because they are not truly pro-life. If that was not your intent, I apologize.

          • james blue

            No worries, I would say the majority of people who are “pro life” allow for exceptions, but I wasn’t actually getting at them not being truly “pro life”. I was focused on trends not labels.

            I am against abortion for non medical reasons, but I don’t describe myself as “pro life” as I support the death penalty, it’s just a marketing label

            I’m also against many of these big authoritarian government tactics that have no medical justification as politically I’m a libertarian and see the laws of unintended consequences biting back. For example mandating reading a government written statement even if the doctor disagrees with the content and other rules designed to be impossible to comply with. Once we use those tactics they will be used against us.

            Regulation should be based on medical reasoning, not social engineering.

        • ppp777

          A ban on not taking innocent life should never be put to a vote , it is a given , what the hell is wrong with you people , of course the answer is obvious , you have no fear of God whatsoever , but you will .

          • james blue

            I think you meant to say a “ban on taking” not a “ban on not taking”.

            Are you unable to understand observational commentary?

          • ppp777

            I don’t think it really matters , taking or not talking , what difference does it make .

          • james blue

            Well banning “not killing” is the opposite of banning “killing”. However I assume you are not for banning “not killing”

          • ppp777

            They voted for both ways .

          • Sola Gratia


          • ppp777

            You vote for , by definition you are voting against something or someone else at the same time .

        • Amos Moses – He>i

          Rejection of Planned Parenthood appeal could close clinics

          hmmmm …. Arkansas …. we keep getting closer …… even as Ireland moves away ………

          • james blue

            If you are talking about the recent decline to hear the case regarding medication abortions you have to take into account there is already a pretty much identical case on the SCOTUS sheet from Texas. So the case would be doubling up.

            Not sure what you think that has to do with my comment.

  • JH

    I agre that a wrong is not right just because a majority support it. Thats why I would have expected this to be a part of the normal legislation and not a vote. Same with same sex marriage which is not something to vote about, it simply a given that undue discrimination should not occur.

    But at any point; Congratulation Ireland!

    • ppp777

      What sort of a monster are you ?

      • JH

        A nice one. Not nibbling at your toes at night. Nor do I try to create undue limitations on other peoples liberties and freedoms. Unlike som other folks which seems intent on doing that. If that makes me a monster in your eyes, fine, live with it.

        • ppp777

          Like I said , the country has turned totally reprobate .

  • Rhesus Peanut Buttercup

    Not sure why the Catholic thing is being mentioned. Catholics are anti-abortion too.

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      “predominantly Roman Catholic Republic of Ireland”

      DUHHHHH ……..

      • Rhesus Peanut Buttercup

        The point, Amos, is that mentioning Catholics adds nothing to the story. Catholics are on your side in this one.

        • ppp777

          If they were catholics than why did the vote go the way it did . and the sodomite vote for that matter [ or is that a silly question ] ?

          • Rhesus Peanut Buttercup

            Maybe there are not as many Catholics as thought. Maybe more nonreligious people are voting. There could be many reasons.

          • HpO

            I was wondering the same thing, actually, seeing as how Catholicism is pretty much dead in Ireland lately. In fact, whereas “in 1983, when the Eighth Amendment was voted in, 80 percent to 90 percent of Irish citizens attended weekly Masses … today, that figure is down to 20 percent to 30 percent.”

            Source: Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura, “Ireland Votes to End Abortion Ban, in Rebuke to Catholic Conservatism”, New York Times, May 26, 2018.

          • Sola Gratia

            Not silly at all. Just as there are cultural Jews and religious Jews, there are cultural and religious Catholics and Protestants. The cultural lean left and the religious lean right. Hence the vote may be split among Catholics who identify themselves as Catholics.

          • ppp777

            The fact is the country has turned totally reprobate , it has embraced the new world order hook line and sinker , what a dumb backward country .

    • Sola Gratia

      My husband is Roman Catholic (I am Reformed) and I would venture to guess at least half of his well attended church are pro-abortion and lean left in general.
      I would describe them as cultural Catholics not religious Catholics, similar to the Roman Catholic hierarchy.

  • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    The propaganda machine has been running in Ireland for a long time. Sad that so many bought into it. May the Lord have mercy on your soul, Ireland, and may He have mercy on those whose leaders allow this atrocity as well.

  • Amos Moses – He>i


    ‘Most Tragic Day in Irish History’

    Pro-Lifers Vow to Keep Fighting

    • ppp777

      That country has been going that way for a long time , they are slaves to America and always have been .

  • ppp777

    Like football team fans after there won a major cup final , Romans one comes to mind , the country is totally reprobate .

  • Lydia Church

    The shame is upon their heads now more than ever before!
    And the blood upon their hands.
    I cringe when I see women so gleefully celebrating these future bloody murders of unborn, helpless, innocent babies. If you don’t want kids, then don’t have sex, or work it out another way. It really is that simple!

  • LynnRH

    How sickening to watch everyone jumping for joy because they get the right to kill their unborn babies. They won’t be so ecstatic about it when they stand before the Lord God Almighty!

    Makes me ashamed now to admit Ireland runs in my family blood.

  • peanut butter

    They are taking their place among the nations of the world, alright. The ‘one’ world we’ve heard about in Revelation. And the pope’s in on that, too. So if these people are mostly Catholic, they fit right in with him and his ‘worldly’ views about Christianity. He told a big group of preachers they were now ALL Catholic, he was united with them. Thing was, it was all the shyster preachers from TV that talk more about sending them money than anything. That was a few weeks before the Vatican man that got up the meeting mysteriously died in a motorcycle accident. The pope’s pro-arab… he kissed their koran. He wants power, and killing off the white population will give the muslims a chance to out-breed us. False prophet… waiting still, to see if obama’s the anti-Christ.

    • PIO CHUA

      youre acting like a disciple of satan ,not jesus ,read your words ,theyre evil!you have no love in your heart ,all hatred .remember ” love your neighbors,whether you disagree or agree” its likely you are a kkk member or member of another group of white supremacist.jesus loves everybody ,regardless of skin color,social status ,creed,sex!

  • TJ

    God’s gonna need lots of balls and chains and a big sea for all the people He will send there for harming the children because they belong to Him. Unless they repent.

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      good thing He made it so deep and wide ……….. but yes ….. there is forgiveness …… even for having an abortion ……….

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Bono Announces He Will Resume Pretending To Be A Christian After Helping Overturn Abortion Ban
    May 29, 2018

    • Rhesus Peanut Buttercup

      Babylon Bee’s logo should be a straw man.

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        it seems SATIRE is lost on you ….. go figure ….. you should stay away from The Onion …….

  • Cmg Dudley

    Wicked cheering.

  • BuckeyePhysicist

    Ireland is no longer Catholic. They’ve abandoned the faith.

  • Croquet_Player

    Women like Savita Halappanavar will no longer die agonizing, lingering deaths in Irish hospitals with doctors’ hands tied behind their backs, and this is excellent news. Against abortion? Me too. Promote free, easy access to birth control, everywhere. Promote abstinence. Promote education based on facts. Fact: American abortions have dropped to the lowest rates ever, with the highest rates of available information, birth control, and clinics. Where is abortion the highest? In so called “red states” which promote “abstinence only” in public schools. I attended a small private Catholic girls’ high school. We were given the “facts of life” but NO information about how to prevent pregnancy. Two (TWO!) girls in my tiny graduating class became pregnant. I’m sick of pretending human teens don’t have relations, even if they’re told, in every possible way, that it’s wrong and sinful. It does not work. What clearly DOES work is sensible, factual advice. Which includes every family and religious prohibition “not to”. Young people often listen to their parents, if they trust them. And that’s wonderful, and to be admired. But if they don’t, we can’t just set them adrift.

  • Gerry Laverty

    Tragic. Those that bear and nurture children sacrificing them to Molech and Baal. Do they think God will not act? He not mocked.

  • robert boe

    1/3 of the voters stood up for little infant life . So 1/3 did not make a mockery of their Church vows. 1/3 took their vows to their church seriously. The rest showed their promises are worthless.

  • That the abortion of a zygote or early fetus is considered murder to Fundamentalist Christians, is a religious view and since we, fortunately, have a secular constitution that forbids religious laws in favor of individual equal rights, such abortions are legal until we have a theocratic SCOTUS that declares Christian belief can be codified into law.

    Be very careful for what you wish. It would not be far from there to denominational domination where all Christians must tow the line of whatever denomination controls the SCOTUS.

    However, meanwhile I see a great many evangelicals fighting against reasonable gun control, which allows unstable people easy access to guns (especially assault weapons) so that the mass murder of LIVE POST BIRTH children can continue to occur and ignore all measures to eliminate poverty that causes the suffering of millions of children.

    So, yes, fight for the life of the fetus at all costs, but after it is born, you’re not your brother’s keeper, right?

    • Railpirate

      I am not religious myself, I am an agnostic, but I am personally Pro-Life. I see a major issue in when someones life is taken for the reasoning simply being the ability for that person to live his or her life.

      Even if an early fetus isn’t considdered “alive” yet in that sense, It still does run into the fact that he or she won’t get the ability to live his or her life, while the process that leads to a high likelyhood of him or her having the ability of having said life is already far along.

      It makes me feel split, because I recognise for the (mental) health of the mother and the outcome in life of the child in many of these cases will be below avarage, but as a suicide attempt survivor I see life, or the ability to have a life as something very precious.

      I feel as though both sides have good and bad points, but in the end that’s where I land personally.

      • Thanks for your opinion, Railpirate. It was well thought out and logical.

        Certainly a fetus is a potential, future person and many are terminated by option for various reasons, but then, an even greater number of terminations are spontaneous (miscarriages).

        So, in my opinion, if a fetus is a child and if the Christian god actually existed and insists that children–born or unborn–are precious to “Him,” then it appears that this god is the supreme abortionist.

        But, of course, that is never considered by evangelicals, and nor is what happens to a child, once born. If it were, we’d have a wonderful, robust war against poverty on the financial footing of a real war and free tuition to higher education. We could eliminate poverty in this nation, but our predominantly Christian nation is not willing to do that.