Poll Shows Irish Campaign to Legalize Abortion Losing Ground

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Mar 26, 2018   |   6:16PM   |   Dublin, Ireland

A new poll shows encouraging signs for the future rights of unborn babies in Ireland.

Thanks to a huge grassroots effort by pro-life Irish families, fewer voters now say they want to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which protects unborn babies’ right to life.

Ireland is under intense pressure to repeal 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. A referendum vote is scheduled for May.

However, grassroots pro-life advocates have been out in force, knocking on doors across the country to urge voters to consider the lives of the unborn and the consequences of abortion. Earlier in March, a record-breaking crowd of peaceful pro-life advocates marched in Dublin in support of the Eighth Amendment.

It appears those efforts are making a difference in voters’ minds.

The Irish Mirror reports the Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post found a major drop in support for the pro-abortion campaign since January. While the new numbers still show a majority support legalized abortion, they do not compare to the level of support for the pro-abortion side in January polls.

Here’s more from Extra:

The figures show a ten-point swing away from repeal since January. There is now 56% of the public in favour of repeal, with 26% opposed, and 16% don’t knows, with 2% declining to answer the question.

On the issue of support for abortion up to 12 weeks, the poll found 52% in favour, 33% opposed, 13% saying they don’t know and 2% declining to state a position.

The poll showed a huge divide based on the age of voters. Young voters, ages 18 to 24, were most likely to support legalized abortion at 70 percent; but only 48 percent of voters ages 45 to 54 support legalized abortion and just 31 percent of those over 65.

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Niamh UiBhriain of Save the 8th told the Mirror that the poll numbers are encouraging.

“One trend is clear both in polling, and from our experience talking to real voters – the more the public find out about this abortion proposal, the less they like it,” UiBhriain said. “That is reflected in today’s poll, which is welcome news. But there is much more work for us to do to make sure voters are informed about the consequences of a yes vote on May 25.”

Pro-life groups have volunteers knocking on doors across Ireland to save the Eighth Amendment and unborn babies’ lives. They are up against a biased media and huge, illegal donations from American businessmen who are intent on pushing Ireland to adopt abortion on demand.

Earlier in March, politicians proposed a bill that could legalize abortion for almost any reason up to birth if the referendum passes.

While polls show modest support for repealing the Eighth Amendment, they also consistently show that most people do not want abortion on demand.