Much like in America, a growing list of Irish celebrities are coming out in support of the legalized killing of unborn babies.
The latest to lend his support to abortion activists is actor Chris O’Dowd, known for starring in the TV comedy “The IT Crowd” and his roles in the films “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Brides Maids” and the upcoming “Christopher Robin.”
The Irish Post reports O’Dowd joined the pro-abortion group Amnesty International Ireland this week to urge voters to repeal the Eighth Amendment and legalize abortion.
“Be part of the future, not the past. Every vote really, really counts. We all need to come out and vote ‘Yes’ on May 25th,” O’Dowd said.
On May 25, Ireland is scheduled to vote on whether 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.
Pro-lifers estimate that the Eighth Amendment has saved approximately 100,000 unborn babies’ lives from abortion.
If the amendment is repealed, government leaders plan to push a proposal to legalize abortion for any reason up to 12 weeks of pregnancy and later in certain circumstances, likely including disabilities such as Down syndrome.
O’Dowd claimed men should vote for legalized abortion to support “our wives, our girlfriends, our mothers, our daughters.”
Here’s more from the report:
“As a man, it’s worrying that a lot of polls are saying that men aren’t going to come out and vote. They feel that in some way it’s not their business.
“But this is not something we can stay out of. Those voting ‘no’ won’t be staying out it. This is our chance to be united with people who have difficult times ahead, to stand with the women you love.
“We have to vote Yes.”
O’Dowd’s plea comes after fellow Irish actor Brian F. O’Byrne used his acceptance speech at the BAFTA TV awards to make his own call for a ‘Yes’ vote on May 25.
Several polls this spring show the pro-abortion campaigners are losing ground. Still, support for abortion is higher than opposition. In April, the Business Insider reported 47 percent of Irish voters now say they will vote to repeal the pro-life Eighth Amendment – down 9 points from an earlier poll. According to the poll, 28 percent will vote to retain the pro-life amendment, and 20 percent are undecided.
Pro-life advocates have been working hard against a biased media, celebrities and huge, illegal donations from rich American businessmen who are intent on pushing Ireland to adopt abortion on demand. Pro-life volunteers have been knocking on doors across Ireland to save the Eighth Amendment and thousands of unborn babies’ lives.
Many of their efforts at outreach have been met with hostility and vandalism by abortion activists. Earlier this month, an abortion activist allegedly assaulted a pro-lifer in Galway as he was attempting to hang up a poster.
The medical community also has been fighting misinformation.
Dr. Eamon McGuinness, a former chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Ireland, recently wrote a column for the Irish Times refuting claims that the pro-life amendment is dangerous for women’s health.
If the laws truly were putting women at risk, McGuiness said he “would be leading the charge to have them expunged from the Constitution. A constitutional restriction on my ability, or the ability of any of my colleagues, to save the life of a pregnant woman would indeed be intolerable.”
Since 1983, when Ireland passed its Eighth Amendment to protect unborn babies’ right to life, McGuinness said the country has become one of the safest places in the world for pregnant mothers and their babies.