Amnesty International has made a habit of trampling on unborn babies’ rights by disguising their pro-abortion agenda with a “human rights” label.
No where is this more clear than in Ireland, where the “human rights” organization’s Irish branch is pushing hard to legalize abortion on demand.
The Irish Independent reports Executive Director Colm O’Gorman continued to lobby for the repeal of the pro-life Eighth Amendment this week in Dublin.
“It has taken 35 years, seven governments, a European Court of Human Rights ruling, the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar and the suffering of countless other women and girls, Ireland being repeatedly hauled before the UN, a massive civil society campaign, a Citizen’s Assembly and a special Joint Oireachtas Committee to get us to this referendum,” O’Gorman said. “This is it. Now is the time to decide what kind of a country we want Ireland to be.”
O’Gorman’s comments are full of misinformation.
For example, the tragic case of Savita Halappanavar has been misrepresented over and over again by abortion activists. They claim she died because an Irish hospital denied her an abortion. However, government investigations and three independent reports later revealed that there is no evidence that an abortion would have saved her life. Instead, the investigators found that hospital staff neglected to provide proper care for her.
In addition, Dr. Eamon McGuinness, a former chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Ireland, recently said women’s health is not at risk because abortion is illegal in Ireland.
“It should be a matter of some national pride that Ireland … has been one of the safest places on earth to be a pregnant woman, and one of the safest places in the world to be an unborn child,” McGuinness said.
Ireland is scheduled to vote May 25 on whether to retain its Eighth Amendment, which protects unborn babies’ right to life. Abortion activists, backed by some of the world’s richest men, are pushing the pro-life country to legalize abortion on demand.
Amnesty International not only is pushing to deny babies a right to life, it also has accepted illegal overseas donations to do so, according to the Irish Standards in Public Office Commission, or Sipo.
Despite the Sipo findings and media reports, Amnesty refused to give back the money it received from George Soros, an American billionaire known for funding pro-abortion groups.
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The Irish government began asking questions of pro-abortion groups in 2016 after a leaked document from Soros’s Open Society Foundations revealed plans to push Ireland and other pro-life countries to legalize abortion, the Catholic News Agency reported at the time.
In reference to Ireland, the document said, “With one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, a win there could impact other strongly Catholic countries in Europe, such as Poland, and provide much needed proof that change is possible, even in highly conservative places.”
Pro-lifers estimate that the Eighth Amendment has saved approximately 100,000 unborn babies’ lives from abortion.
If the amendment is repealed, lawmakers will consider a bill to legalize abortion for any reason up to 12 weeks of pregnancy and even later in a broad range of circumstances.
While polls show modest support for repealing the Eighth Amendment, they also consistently show that most people do not want abortion on demand. A poll released in March showed the pro-abortion side losing ground.